WINNIPEG - Pig and calf scrambles will not be a part of the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair any longer.
Animal welfare groups say events like this violate federal and provincial animal cruelty laws.
Pig and calf scrambles involve kids and teens chasing the animals to grab and hold them or remove halters from their necks.
Kathy Cleaver, provincial exhibition president, says the health and welfare of animals has always been a top priority.
The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair gets underway today in Brandon.