Up The Ante to Shut Down the Stampede – No More Dead Horses: Interview with Marley and Sam from VADL

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On July 4, 2 activists from Vancouver Animal Defense League locked themselves down to the inner railing of the chuckwaggon race track at the Calgary Stampede. Marley Daviduk and Samantha Baskerville used bike U-locks around their neck, in this inspiring act of civil disobedience. PE took the opportunity to ask them more about what they did, why they did it, and what they hope to achieve.

This interview with Marley and Sam was conducted by Comrade Black

PE: Why are you targeting the Calgary Stampede? It seems far away from home for a Vancouver based group?

Sam:  I lived in Calgary for about 7 years and have always thought poorly of the Calgary Stampede. When this opportunity was presented to me, I couldn’t say no.

IMarley: I’ve been a horse person my whole life and my love of horses is VADLwhat brought me to veganism and activism. Ever since I…

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