Ban the Stampede?


pgs
+2
#31
Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

I've had a problem with the chuck-wagon races for years. This bullshit nonsense about "the horses enjoy it" is well, bullshit.
And the most recent incident was considered intentional and the idiot who caused it has been booted from the Stampede and fined $10,000.

It's not like this is a one-off either. Every Stampede horses get killed in the chuck-wagon races. That's just not acceptable. What are we, Romans?

Well a bunch of race horses died due to track issues at Santa Anita this winter , shall we cancel the Kentucky Derby ?
 
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Curious Cdn
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#32
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Well a bunch of race horses died due to track issues at Santa Anita this winter , shall we cancel the Kentucky Derby ?

Hey, why not. It's just as exploitive. The World will continue to turn when is it's gone and the only difference that it will make to any of us is that gangsters will have to go elsewhere to launder their dirty money.
 
Jinentonix
#33
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Well a bunch of race horses died due to track issues at Santa Anita this winter , shall we cancel the Kentucky Derby ?

Does it happen every goddam year?
 
taxslave
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#34
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Yeah Alberta LIVES on racism.

All the people from Ontariowe that are not gay move to Alberta.
 
DaSleeper
+1
#35
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Get your story straight. First it was your grandfather who left. Now your dad and your siblings stayed but left Regina for a better life but have now moved back?

Why so many versions? It's the liquor talking?

The real story is you left in around 1980 when the NDP ground the economy to a halt and kicked off an exodus of the tail end of the the babyboomers.

His favorite song.......
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7nFpVH6NlA
 
taxslave
+1
#36
Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

Holy crap. Now I'm really scared. This is now twice I've agreed with Hoid.

Well you know, give a room full of monkeys keyboards and eventually they will churn out a novel.
 
petros
+2
#37
Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

I've had a problem with the chuck-wagon races for years. This bullshit nonsense about "the horses enjoy it" is well, bullshit.
And the most recent incident was considered intentional and the idiot who caused it has been booted from the Stampede and fined $10,000.
It's not like this is a one-off either. Every Stampede horses get killed in the chuck-wagon races. That's just not acceptable. What are we, Romans?

It's bullshit is it? It's obvious you have spent zero time around horses.

Stampede is 1 race a year out of over a dozen.

Good luck banning them all especially on Rez.
 
taxslave
+1
#38
Besides hoid gets his talking points from part headquarters where there is a room full of monkeys.
 
petros
+2
#39
And here is why they'll never ban chuck-wagon races.

It's a heritage thing.


Native people have always had a close relationship with animals, especially the horse. So it was not unusual for Aboriginal people throughout North America to be part of the origins of rodeo as spectators, organizers, hosts and competitors.

This year, Indian and Metis chuckwagon drivers and outriders will again prove able in what is one of cowboy country's most exciting and nail-biting events - the "Half-Mile of Hell," more commonly referred to as chuckwagon racing, or, at the Calgary Stampede, the "Rangeland Derby."

The past 10 years have brought to the fore some of Native country's most dazzling performances, especially by such competitors as Edgar Baptiste, Chief Ray Mitsuing, and Glen Risdale.

Risdale, from the Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement, holds the record for the fastest time around the track.

In this event, timing is everything. As the last thundering hooves beat across the finish line and the dust settles, wagon drivers wait for the final results, hoping no points will be taken off for penalties. Every second is precious. Just ask Mitsuing from Loon Lake, Sask.

In 1988, he was driving the Redwood Meadows rig for the Tsuu T'ina First Nation, near Calgary. In the final and deciding heat, he lost out to the champion by a mere 1/100 of a second. Not only did it cost him the title of "champion," he and his sponsors lost out on the winner-take-all $50,000 prize.

To date, the best driver has been Kelly Sutherland. He has won the Calgary Stampede's chuckwagon title in 1974, '75, '77, '78 and '86.

In 1996, Edgar Baptiste, a treaty Indian from Cando, Sask. managed to squeak into the fourth and final spot for the deciding heat at the Calgary Stampede. It had been a long dry spell for the 16-year veteran of the dirt track. In the final round he buried the field to take home the first title, trophy and prize money to ever go to a Treaty Indian since 1920 when wagon racing first came on the scene as a professional event in Calgary.

Rest assured, those Indian and Metis cowboys will be out there burning up the tracks again this year And even though some may not take home the title, they'll still do well in day money.
 
petros
#40
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

And here is why they'll never ban chuck-wagon races.
It's a heritage thing.
Native people have always had a close relationship with animals, especially the horse. So it was not unusual for Aboriginal people throughout North America to be part of the origins of rodeo as spectators, organizers, hosts and competitors.
This year, Indian and Metis chuckwagon drivers and outriders will again prove able in what is one of cowboy country's most exciting and nail-biting events - the "Half-Mile of Hell," more commonly referred to as chuckwagon racing, or, at the Calgary Stampede, the "Rangeland Derby."
The past 10 years have brought to the fore some of Native country's most dazzling performances, especially by such competitors as Edgar Baptiste, Chief Ray Mitsuing, and Glen Risdale.
Risdale, from the Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement, holds the record for the fastest time around the track.
In this event, timing is everything. As the last thundering hooves beat across the finish line and the dust settles, wagon drivers wait for the final results, hoping no points will be taken off for penalties. Every second is precious. Just ask Mitsuing from Loon Lake, Sask.
In 1988, he was driving the Redwood Meadows rig for the Tsuu T'ina First Nation, near Calgary. In the final and deciding heat, he lost out to the champion by a mere 1/100 of a second. Not only did it cost him the title of "champion," he and his sponsors lost out on the winner-take-all $50,000 prize.
To date, the best driver has been Kelly Sutherland. He has won the Calgary Stampede's chuckwagon title in 1974, '75, '77, '78 and '86.
In 1996, Edgar Baptiste, a treaty Indian from Cando, Sask. managed to squeak into the fourth and final spot for the deciding heat at the Calgary Stampede. It had been a long dry spell for the 16-year veteran of the dirt track. In the final round he buried the field to take home the first title, trophy and prize money to ever go to a Treaty Indian since 1920 when wagon racing first came on the scene as a professional event in Calgary.
Rest assured, those Indian and Metis cowboys will be out there burning up the tracks again this year And even though some may not take home the title, they'll still do well in day money.

Source

 
bill barilko
#41
Note that so called 'first nations' never had horses to be 'close to' until they obtained them from so called 'white people'

hth
 
MHz
#42
What would you rather tame, a horse or a buffalo or a moose?
 
petros
#43
Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilko View Post

Note that so called 'first nations' never had horses to be 'close to' until they obtained them from so called 'white people'
hth

500 years of having horses has made it cultural.
 
petros
+1
#44
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

What would you rather tame, a horse or a buffalo or a moose?

A moose has handle bars and can easily be domesticated.

 
Curious Cdn
#45
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

A moose has handle bars and can easily be domesticated.

You name it, sombody's done it

http://www.adn.com/wildlife/article/...ka/2016/01/03/
 
captain morgan
+2
#46
Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

I've had a problem with the chuck-wagon races for years. This bullshit nonsense about "the horses enjoy it" is well, bullshit.
And the most recent incident was considered intentional and the idiot who caused it has been booted from the Stampede and fined $10,000.


It really galls me when organized groups race pigeons.... It's exploitative, dangerous and causes massive stress on these fine wee birds.


... Oh, the humanity


Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

It's not like this is a one-off either. Every Stampede horses get killed in the chuck-wagon races. That's just not acceptable. What are we, Romans?

There are a number of herds of wild horses around Sundre Ab.


Sadly, many fall prey to the alpha predators in the area like grizzlies or cougars.


Perhaps a ban is in order
 
MHz
#47
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

A moose has handle bars and can easily be domesticated.

You be sure to catch that 'easily' part on video.
 
Hoid
#48
no horse likes to be killed because evolution

if the chuck wagon race is an evolutionary predator then horses want to avoid that at all costs.
 
petros
+1
#49
Lol. Really? A wild horse will run itself to death or fight to the death in an attempt to become the alpha.

Your racism won't stop anything.
Last edited by petros; 4 weeks ago at 02:30 PM..
 
MHz
#50
Your's either.
 
captain morgan
+2
#51
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Your's either.


Take your pills


Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

no horse likes to be killed because evolution

if the chuck wagon race is an evolutionary predator then horses want to avoid that at all costs.


You... Get mhz to send you some of his pills
 
Hoid
#52
Three more put down

That makes six
 
petros
+1
#53
Did you use your fingers to tally that up?

Do you keep a logbook of rodeo animal fatalities?
 
Curious Cdn
#54
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Did you use your fingers to tally that up?
Do you keep a logbook of rodeo animal fatalities?

Yup!

He did it "cowboy style" and used his fingers.
 
captain morgan
+1
#55
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Did you use your fingers to tally that up?


He used his banjo playin' hand
 
petros
#56
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Yup!
He did it "cowboy style" and used his fingers.

And pulled a trigger six times until it went click?
 
Curious Cdn
#57
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

He used his banjo playin' hand

... count up to six on that one ...
 
Twin_Moose
#58
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

A moose has handle bars and can easily be domesticated.

Don't forget about the guy on a Buffalo

https://youtu.be/iJ4T9CQA0UM
 
Hoid
#59
Horses are strong and agile and robust animals.
It must be hell to be tied to a wagon that falls over.

What a ridiculous thing to do to such animals.

 
captain morgan
+1
#60
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Horses are strong and agile and robust animals.
It must be hell to be tied to a wagon that falls over.

What a ridiculous thing to do to such animals.


Sheafs of wheat are strong, robust and proud.


It must be hell to be transformed into a kaiser bun.


Evolution I guess
 

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