Vancouver Humane Society calls on Stampede to suspend chuckwagon race

Jul 05, 2015, 11:54 ET from Vancouver Humane Society

VANCOUVER, July 5, 2015 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) is calling for the suspension of the Calgary Stampede chuckwagon races after yet another death of a horse in the event. More than 60 horses have died in the race since 1986.

"Horses keep dying in this event and the Stampede is running out of excuses," said VHS spokesperson Peter Fricker. "It should be suspended immediately."

VHS is calling on the Stampede to establish an independent panel of equine experts to determine if anything can be done to make the race safer.

SOURCE Vancouver Humane Society