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The calf roping debate Part 1: is it inhumane?

Tie down calf roping at the Williams Lake Stampede (Contributed by Williams Lake Stampede)

The Williams Lake Stampede starts Friday, and everywhere there's a rodeo, there are people who say it's cruel.

The Vancouver Human Society wants calf roping banned saying its inhumane, but with the Williams Lake Stampede kicking off Friday and the Calgary stampede starting in a matter of days... cowboys have no intention of stopping.

Peter Friker is the Communications Director for the Vancouver Humane Society, which spent 10 years working to get the Cloverdale Rodeo to ban calf roping.

He explained their concerns to Daybreak host, Chris Walker.
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