Calgary Humane Society’s Role in the Calgary Stampede
“The Calgary Humane Society opposes the use of animals for any form of entertainment in which they are placed at risk of suffering undue stress, pain, injury or death.”
As indicated in the Society’s position statement on animals in entertainment, CHS fundamentally opposes high risk rodeo events. While other organizations may wish to intervene to change rodeo and the Stampede through protest or other advocacy means, CHS has found it can best protect the interests of the animals involved by working with organizations that put on such events.
CHS does its work by responding to public complaints where reasonable and probable grounds of an Animal Protection Act offense exist, and by having its Peace Officers do random monitoring of the grounds, ensuring the province’s Animal Protection Act (APA) is upheld. As the agency responsible for enforcement of provincial and federal animal protection acts within the City of Calgary, Calgary Humane Society’s primary role at the Calgary Stampede is enforcement of this legislation.
CHS maintains an open dialogue with the Calgary Stampede Board regarding animal welfare. Through these discussions, CHS has planted seeds of awareness and an understanding of animal welfare in hopes of a Stampede that is as fun and safe for animals as it is for people.
FOR GENERAL CONCERNS, COMMENTS OR TO COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY WITH THE CALGARY STAMPEDE, PLEASE CONTACT:
CEO Calgary Stampede
Box 1060, Station M
T2P 2K8 Canada
IF YOU WITNESS AN ACT OF ANIMAL CRUELTY OR NEGLECT AT THE CALGARY STAMPEDE, PLEASE CONTACT:
The Calgary Humane Society
4455 – 110th Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2C 2T7
For a definition of animal cruelty or neglect, please click here