July 13, 2013
VHS is extremely sorry to hear of the death of another horse at the Calgary Stampede chuckwagon races.
It is getting harder for the public to believe that these deaths are just coincidence or bad luck. There is something inherently unsafe about the race.
Nothing the Stampede has done has stopped horses dying.
VHS is reiterating its call for the Stampede to suspend the chuckwagon race and have an independent panel of experts review the event to determine if anything can be done to make it safe.
More than 50 horses have died at the Stampede since 1986.