On May 24, University of Montreal law professor Alain Roy, JD, requested an injunction in Montreal Superior Court on behalf of the students seeking an injunction that would prevent the City of Montreal from hosting the NomadFest Urban Rodeo slated to take place Aug. 24-27. The event is planned as part of the City’s 375th anniversary celebration. 

The filing coincides with a Montreal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) campaign to stop the event from taking place. 

“The Montreal SPCA was aware of (the students’) initiative, and the professor has spoken to us prior to filing the case,” said Anita Kapuscinska, Montreal SPCA communications manager.

Roy was unavailable for comment.

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre declined to comment on the ongoing litigation.