Ban Deadly Horse Races

Target: Rachel Notley, Premier of Alberta

Goal: Ban the chuckwagon races at the Calgary Stampede festival.

Every year in Alberta, Canada, the Calgary Stampede festival is held and hosts chuckwagon races. This event has led to injuries and death for numerous horses. It is time to put an end to this cruel, deadly event.

During chuckwagon races, groups of horses are tethered to “pioneer” wagons and forced to run at incredibly fast speeds. Severe injury and even death are common occurrences for these horses. After four horses died from injuries sustained from the races in 2010, stricter rules were enforced. However, the event was still very dangerous and four more horses died in 2015. Even more regulations were put into place, but another horse has already died this year.

Sign this petition and demand an end to chuckwagon races. It is clear these races are not safe no matter what regulations are implemented. No animal should die for human entertainment.


Dear Premier Notley,

Every year, the Calgary Stampede festival in Alberta hosts chuckwagon races. These races are incredibly dangerous and have led to severe injury and death to many horses. It is time to put a stop to this cruel event.

During these races, groups of horses are attached to “pioneer” wagons and forced to run at high speeds. In 2010, four horses died and regulations became tighter. In 2015, four more horses died. Regulations were tightened yet again; however, a horse has already passed away this year. It is clear this event is inherently dangerous and deadly.

Please put an end to these terrible races. No animal should suffer and die for human entertainment.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Ed Schipul

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  1. I grew up in and around Calgary and was taken to the Calgary Stampede every year.
    I live elsewhere in Canada now. But I cringe every time I think of the Calgary Stampede. As a vegan and animal-lover, I regard the stampede as barbaric and horrifying.
    Besides the chuckwagon races, they also have rodeos which involve calf-roping and steer-wrestling. These events terrorize and brutalize male cows, calves as young as 3 or 4 months old, and the horses involved as well.
    I totally support your petition and think that ALL animal involvement in the Calgary Stampede should be stopped permanently. They have other events such as carnival rides, exhibitions and other shows. They should stop brutalizing animals.


  3. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    do not know if race is the right word

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