Most Canadians oppose rodeo but CBC Sports keeps broadcasting it
VHS has long criticized CBC Sports for broadcasting the Calgary Stampede rodeo. The CBC has refused to end its coverage despite the clear evidence that animals suffer in rodeos. They’ve told us that the Stampede is “a longstanding Canadian tradition and is popular with millions of Canadians across this country.”
Really? The facts show that when you ask Canadians across this country how they feel about rodeo, most of them are opposed to it.
A new national public opinion survey on animal welfare issues shows only three in ten (31%) Canadians are in favour of using animals in rodeos. The survey, by polling company Insights West, found that a solid majority of Canadians (63%) are opposed to rodeos and that Alberta is the only province with a majority (57%) in favour of rodeo... Read more...