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Monday, April 15, 2024
Letter to the editor: Horse protesters should go to Calgary Stampede


Dear editor:

I am tired of reading week after week about the At War for Animals Niagara protestors.

The Sentineal Carriages company is an asset to our town, providing pleasant memories to tourists and residents. 

My first carriage ride was during the early days of our Candlelight Stroll when the Sentineals took the committee members on a ride around the stroll route after dark — a magical time! 

During our Linden House B&B years, many guests also enjoyed the carriage tours. My best memory is the young man who had booked a weekend and the carriage to pick them up at our B&B. 

He proposed during the carriage ride, which was very exciting. They returned for their honeymoon and several following years, always taking the carriage ride.  

I think the protesters should change their name to AWFAC (Calgary) and go there every July to protest real cruelty — three horses dead last week in the Stampede’s chuckwagon races, and a further 50 dead horses since 1986, not to mention 10 calves that died due to broken legs in roping events.

Elaine Landray


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