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Horses' future uncertain if NYC carriage rides end [de Blasio may turn them into burgers]
yahoo.com ^ | February 9, 2014 | DAVID B. CARUSO

Posted on 02/10/2014 6:21:10 PM PST by grundle

NEW YORK (AP) — Time may be running out for the iconic horse carriages that carry tourists around Central Park. Mayor Bill de Blasio already has declared his intention to shut down the industry, saying it is inhumane to keep horses in modern-day Manhattan.

While that debate could be over, at least one nagging question remains: What will become of the horses?

In Pennsylvania's Amish country, which is the source of many of the horses that wind up working in Central Park, this oversupply plays out weekly at the New Holland Livestock Auction. Every Monday, buyers for foreign meat factories snap up horses — many still young and healthy — that once pulled plows, buggies and carts, or even served as family pets. All have been discarded because of lackluster performance or rising costs of care.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: US: New Jersey; US: New York
KEYWORDS: akadeblasio; edisonproperties; newjersey; newyork; newyorkcity; stevenislick

"What do ya think is in the burgers?"

1 posted on 02/10/2014 6:21:10 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

Maybe they can carve ‘em up and feed them to the lions.


2 posted on 02/10/2014 6:25:16 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: grundle
Mayor Bill de Blasio already has declared his intention to shut down the industry,

How's he going to do that? By decree? Or is he going to send hither swarms of officers to harass the owners?

3 posted on 02/10/2014 6:26:48 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: grundle
Keeping Bill de Blasio is inhuman.
4 posted on 02/10/2014 6:28:41 PM PST by Red Dog #1
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To: grundle

Well, they’re running short of giraffes.


5 posted on 02/10/2014 6:29:00 PM PST by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: grundle
This agenda-driven anal orifice is no different than the Copenhagen Zoo imbeciles. He, typical Socialist, only views the ISSUES and the AGENDA, not the ramifications of ivory tower policies.

He just came out today, for example, with a pithy platitude that NYC welcomes everyone, including illegal immigrants. I'm sure fellow NYC residents will also welcome them despoiling their neighborhoods so that they resemble the pestholes from whence they sprang, committing the crimes Americans won't commit, taking jobs from Americans, and soaking up resources like seats in our schools they have no right to and medical care they have no right to.

6 posted on 02/10/2014 6:30:50 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: ElkGroveDan

he has buddies and campaign donors that want the land the stables are on.


7 posted on 02/10/2014 6:30:55 PM PST by digger48
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To: ElkGroveDan

One of diBlasio’s buddies wants the land on which the horses’ stable stands. It’s immensely valuable property.

The article is correct. There isn’t much of a market for draft or draft-cross horses, unless said draft crosses are good for foxhunting. Many of them end up at New Holland and sold to kill buyers. People cannot afford to keep carriage horses as pets, especially if their livelihood has been taken away by diblasio’s corruption.


8 posted on 02/10/2014 6:32:28 PM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: grundle
It's a land-grab by Commie De Blasio for his crony-fascist benefactors.

Could This Be the Real Reason the New NYC Mayor Vowed to Ban Horse Carriages in NYC?

9 posted on 02/10/2014 6:34:28 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: grundle

The Police K-9 Burgers.


10 posted on 02/10/2014 6:34:47 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: grundle
What about police horses? Are they exempt? Isn't it just as inhumane to keep them in Manhattan, too?

-PJ

11 posted on 02/10/2014 6:39:27 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: rockrr
Maybe they can carve ‘em up and feed them to the lions.

Around here they do exactly that. Older horses are donated to cat sanctuaries where they are killed, dismembered and fed to the big cats. The same people who were screaming to shut down all the horse kill facilities are now the ones asking our government to open them back up.

I was raised on a cattle ranch and older horses are not kept until they die. They eat too much to do that. Our horses are well taken care of but they, like our stock dogs, are very much tools of our trade.

We need humane horse kill facilities here. When they shut them down they didn't stop killing horses they just shipped them over the Mexican or Canadian border and slaughtered them anyway.

Reality here in the non city world is very different than what you learn from Disney.

12 posted on 02/10/2014 6:44:16 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: grundle

That de Blasio is an idiot. I want a recall and I want it now!

13 posted on 02/10/2014 6:54:51 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: grundle

Liberals just love to destroy free enterprise.


14 posted on 02/10/2014 6:58:25 PM PST by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: grundle
Simple solution. NY Zoos have lions, right?


15 posted on 02/10/2014 6:58:42 PM PST by garjog (Obama: making the world safe for Sharia.)
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To: oldenuff2no

My post was a (not so clever) reference to the Scandinavian Zoo thread where it was reported that a Giraffe was slaughtered in front of a (admittedly urban) crowd and then the meat fed to other zoo residents. It wasn’t so much what they did as how they went about it.


16 posted on 02/10/2014 6:58:53 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: grundle; gooblah; absentee; Zionist Conspirator; GraceG; GeronL; Kip Russell

17 posted on 02/10/2014 7:00:05 PM PST by CtBigPat (Free Republic - The grown-ups table of the internet.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The real reason;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugazcvzOM0Q


18 posted on 02/10/2014 7:01:15 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Slyfox
Hey, did you notice that Wilbur looks just like Ted Cruz?

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19 posted on 02/10/2014 7:04:15 PM PST by garjog (Obama: making the world safe for Sharia.)
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To: grundle

more and more I am moved to consider becoming a vegetarian


20 posted on 02/10/2014 7:10:18 PM PST by Wuli
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To: Red Dog #1
According to the NY Slimes..."In his first State of the City address, Mr. de Blasio said New York would become the largest municipality to offer identification cards to residents regardless of their legal status, making it easier for undocumented immigrants to open bank accounts, lease apartments or borrow library books..."

Just what we need! More illegals to trash nice neighborhoods, commit crimes American won't commit, steal jobs from Americans and sponge up education and medical care they are not entitled to.

21 posted on 02/10/2014 7:31:05 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: rockrr

No problem. I have no problem with them doing it but the way they did it was pretty crude.


22 posted on 02/10/2014 7:51:49 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: rockrr
It wasn’t so much what they did as how they went about it.

From what I read, it was well advertised as the what was going to happen, and those people who wanted to see at the zoo what happens in the wild, -- minus the lions ripping up and eating the Giraffe alive. The giraffe died a very quick and painless death via a bolt gun vs a pack of lions ripping out pieces of flesh while it was still alive.

The lions have to eat meat every day. As the zoo director said, if it were a couple of pigs or an antelope or two instead of a giraffe, would anyone have cared?

Obviously not. The lions eat pounds and pounds of meat every day from one animal or another and none of the 'appalled' people seam inclined to see the lions starve instead.

23 posted on 02/10/2014 7:53:54 PM PST by Ditto
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To: EinNYC
..."In his first State of the City address, Mr. de Blasio said New York would become the largest municipality to offer identification cards to residents...

Will they need to show it to vote, or can I run up there from Pennsylvania to cast my vote in their elections with no ID? ;~))

24 posted on 02/10/2014 8:03:00 PM PST by Ditto
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Thank you so much for that link!


25 posted on 02/10/2014 9:21:21 PM PST by grundle
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To: garjog
Hey, did you notice that Wilbur looks just like Ted Cruz?

That is cool. I had not noticed that before.

26 posted on 02/10/2014 9:25:39 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: grundle

They need to take the horses to another city and set up a buggy ride that makes Central Park look like a cheep ride in the slums. Make it so it drives the tourists out of New York City.


27 posted on 02/10/2014 11:11:34 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Let’s sic PETA on DeBlasio. Wouldn’t that be a hoot? One set of leftists against the other.

I’d buy popcorn for all just to watch them go at each other.

Did you know that DeBlasio’s favorite movie is “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?”

He is the ultimate horse’s ass.


28 posted on 02/11/2014 12:23:20 AM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Everyone keeps pointing out WHY he wants to get rid of them, I’m just wondering what gives him the ability to just declare a business illegal — even in New York City.


29 posted on 02/11/2014 9:34:23 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

He’s a commie, just like Obama. He doesn’t need permission, legal basis, or a conscience to do something against the law, morality, the economy or national defense.

Like any commie, he just does it and Congress does nothing.


30 posted on 02/11/2014 6:35:49 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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