I have oftened wondered why the participants don't lasso and hogtie each other, and leave the innocent livestock alone:
[url=http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/2009/07/02/humane-society-end-sta... Society demands end to Stampede broadcasts[/color][/url]
The Humane Society of Canada is asking Canada's broadcasting regulator to phase out the airing of Calgary Stampede events.
The animal-welfare group believes rodeo events during the 10 days of Stampede violate the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) code by glamourizing cruelty to animals during programming.
"Based on our experience on inspecting rodeos, they bear absolutely no relationship to modern-day, accepted, livestock handling practices," said Michael O'Sullivan, president of the Humane Society of Canada, on Thursday. "It's simply violence against animals for the sake of entertainment."
The complaint comes as the CBC plans a record 140 hours of coverage on CBC-TV, CBCSports.ca and its digital channel, bold, this year.