Concern raised over new event at the Dawson Creek Fall Fair

This video shows a wild horse race from Rapid City South Dakota

 

 A new rodeo event that has started this week at the Dawson Creek Fall Fair has animal welfare groups up in arms.

With the new event, three member teams ride a wild horse by blindfolding it and getting a saddle on its back in under 90 seconds. The horses attempt to run away, get thrown to the ground and kick at their pursuers.

 

According to the Globe and Mail, the BC SPCA says they’ve seen video that shows the horses are afraid and under stress, but Rick Quarrell of the Canadian Wild Horse Race says the horses aren’t being harmed and animal welfare is their main consideration.

The SPCA says normally many rodeo events are based on activities used on a ranch, but they can’t find a modern day practice similar to what takes place during a wild horse race.

For more on this story you can read the full article from the Globe and Mail

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