July 21st, 2024

Steer, two horses euthanized at Calgary Stampede rodeo competition

By The Canadian Press on July 9, 2024.

Justin Shaffer, of Hico, Texas, wrestles a steer during rodeo action at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Saturday, July 6, 2024. A third animal has been euthanized at the Stampede's rodeo competition.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

CALGARY – A third animal has been euthanized at the Calgary Stampede’s rodeo competition.

The Stampede says a steer was injured Monday night in what it calls an unusual incident.

It says medical attention was provided, but a veterinarian made the humane decision to put down the steer.

A chuckwagon horse injured in a race Friday was also euthanized.

And another horse, ridden by an outrider during Saturday’s chuckwagon competition, was euthanized after it was injured.

The Stampede has offered condolences to the animals’ owners and says it’s doing everything possible to minimize risk.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 9, 2024.

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