Horse Deaths After Wagon Race Raise Animal Safety Concerns
Two horses were put down after sustaining injuries at the Calgary Stampede chuck-wagon race, causing animal rights activists to criticize the event.By Eugene Daniels | July 9, 2015
Two racing horses have been put down after sustaining severe injuries in separate crashes at the Calgary Stampede in Alberta, angering animal rights groups. Three chuck-wagon drivers were either fined or penalized because of the deaths.
The Calgary Stampede says horses are checked daily before races to ensure they are fit.
"We have had fewer preventable injuries due to conditions we could detect," a representative said during a press conference.