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Bob Barker wouldn't like this 'Price is Right' Calgary Stampede prizeBob Barker wouldn't like this 'Price is Right' Calgary Stampede prize

Bob Barker Wouldn't Like This 'Price is Right' Stampede Prize

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Former host of ‘The Price is Right’ Bob Barker is well-known for his love of animals. Among his many efforts, he has paid to relocate Toronto Zoo elephants and rescued wolf dogs to a sanctuary, asked UVA to stop testing on cats, and funded a habitat for chimps rescued from research labs.

It’s probably a safe bet that he wouldn’t have wanted to lend a hand to the latest ‘Price is Right’ prize. According to the Calgary Herald, one contestant will win a “lifetime Calgary Stampede Centennial prize package.” Details about the prize have not been given out, but the episode is set to air at 11 this morning on CBS.

Calgary Stampede rep Jennifer Booth said “We’re not allowed to say because of the broadcast through CBS. They are keeping it a secret for the show.” The Canadian Tourism Commission set up the prize as a celebration of the Stampede’s 100th year.

Meanwhile, the Calgary Stampede has been accused of cruelty to the animals featured in its rodeo events. The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) campaigns against the Stampede and calls it “a cruel spectacle.” The organization writes “Fear, pain and stress are used to coerce animals into performing for the entertainment of human beings – a barbaric concept. Yet here in Canada, in the 21st century, we offer this as a tourist attraction and as a symbol of our culture.”

They express particular concern over the calf-roping events, in which calves are prodded so that they will run at full speed, and then are roped around the neck and pulled to the ground.

I wonder what Bob Barker will have to say?

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  • Guest

    Not to mention how many horse die each year in the Chuck Wagon races. The Calgary Stampede is a disgrace and needs to be stopped…. it’s disgusting…

  • joe

    Hopefully, animal rights champions Bob Barker, Doris Day and Betty White will join the collective voice to end rodeo worldwide.

    Don’t be misled by the barrel-racing clip from the Calgary Stampede shown on the Price is Right today as rodeo is a cruel exploitative circus, catastrophically injuring or causing painful death to innocent animals specifically raised and sold through livestock contractors in the province of Alberta. The abuse starts on private ranches with unregulated practice runs and there is ample evidence on YouTube.

    Take a pass on the Calgary Stampede and all performers who endorse rodeo with scheduled touring dates there ie:Paul Brandt.

  • yyc man

    Bob Barker – get bent

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