Animal rights advocates are hailing it as a win for them.
The Abbotsford Agrifair is cancelling its rodeo this B.C. Day long weekend.
Peter Fricker with the Vancouver Human Society calls steer wrestling and calf roping cruel and inhumane.
“We’ve been campaigning against the cruel rodeo events at the Agrifair rodeo for a number of years and we think it’s had an effect.”
But Stephanie Nelson, VP of the Agrifair, says not so fast.
“Absolutely not, the decision not to host the rodeo was strictly financial.”
Nelson says due to a drop in attendance, organizers marked a 51-thousand dollar deficit last year.
She says dropping the rodeo will save up to 80-thousand dollars.