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Support Vancouver Humane Society Demo’s against rodeo cruelty at Calgary Stampede

People who care about animals will be holding demonstrations against rodeo cruelty at the Calgary Stampede (July 5-14). They need your help.
Every year, VHS makes headlines with its campaign against rodeo cruelty at the Calgary Stampede. We do what we can to draw attention to the issue through the news media, advertising, our website and social media. But there is a group of people in Calgary who are on the front-lines of the struggle to stop the suffering of rodeo animals and they are the unsung heroes of that struggle.
There is enormous peer-pressure in Calgary to support the Stampede and not to question what happens during the rodeo. But there is a small but growing number of Albertans who are willing to stand up to that pressure and make their voices heard by attending public protests against the rodeo. They come from all walks of life; from mechanics to filmmakers, from office workers to care givers. They are women, men, young, old, single, married – just ordinary people. But they share an extraordinary compassion for animals.

Last year the demonstrations in Calgary attracted the most support ever, with 55 people attending. This year, the protest organizers hope to build on that success – and they need your help. If you live in the Calgary area and you believe in kindness to animals, this is a chance to show you care and to make a difference. If you hate animal cruelty, don’t stand by and let it happen. Please help if you can.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Anthropologist Margaret Mead
For information on how to join the protests against rodeo cruelty contact:

Protest dates and times:

Friday July 5th at 6pm

Saturday July 6th at Noon

Sunday July 7th at Noon

Friday July 12th at 6pm

Satuday July 13th at Noon

Sunday July 14th at Noon

Location: Across the street from the Victoria Park/Stampede LRT Station on the grassy area.
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Photo: Matthew Wolfe


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