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#36: Time to Stamp out Rodeo Cruelty at the Calgary Stampede

Paw & Order 6 July 2019 23

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July 5, 2019

In Episode 36 of Paw & Order, Camille is joined by our show producer Shannon Milling, who gets to sit in the co-host chair for a change. Camille and Shannon discuss the start of the Calgary Stampede, which features cruel and torturous rodeo events. Nearly 100 animals have died at the Stampede in the last few decades. Find out why chuckwagon racing, steer wrestling, calf roping, and bronco- and bull-riding and other rodeo events are unjustifiably cruel events, and arguably illegal.

And there’s lots in the news! Learn why fireworks are awful for animals and many humans, and why the Assiniboine Zoo in Winnipeg is under pressure to shut down an abusive interactive stingray exhibit after several deaths and injuries. We give an update on Lucy, the ailing elephant at the Edmonton Zoo, who appears to be in worse health than ever before, according to new vet records released. And in B.C., authorities have seized a number of exotic serval cats after the breeder was found keeping them in appalling conditions.

Our hero this week is Kejimkujik Seaside Park in Nova Scotia, for closing off part of the park to respect bears who are using the area. And our zero is the city of Denver, Colorado for ruthlessly capturing and slaughtering hundreds of Canada Geese who made a local park their home.

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Animal Justice

Peter Sankoff

Camille Labchuk


Animal Justice

Peter Sankoff


Animal Justice

Camille Labchuk

Shannon Milling

Special thanks:

To our producer, Shannon Milling.

To Kevin Lacroix for the podcast logo and for the musical sting in our podcast intro.

To DJ Quads for our intro, transition and outro music.

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