Skip to comments.Animal Rights Activists Calling For Ban Of Horse-Drawn Carriages In NYC
Posted on 06/05/2011 7:04:14 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Animal Rights Activists Calling For Ban Of Horse-Drawn Carriages In NYC June 5, 2011 9:30 AM
Reporting Sophia Hall
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) Animal rights activists want horse-drawn carriages to ride off into the sunset.
Dozens rallied Saturday at Central Park to protest what they call safety hazards and animal cruelty.
It really isnt a safe environment for anybody and we have to use our powers of human empathy to relieve horses of this grinding work, said assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal.
Rosenthal said she feels sick inside when she sees the horses and carriages on the side on the road. The horses have to work in the heat, in the winter, she said. I was looking at them today, their feed was filled with pigeons.
She said places like Biloxi, Mississippi and Beijing, China have banned horse and carriage rides and because the city council refused to act on the ban, Rosenthal said they will fight for the ban on a state level.
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The horses have to work in the heat, in the winter,
If they asked the horses would they prefer this or the knackers yard then I think they might get a clue.
These people are idiots that know nothing about horses.
hope they stay away from Charleston....
So the "logic" is that if Biloxi, MS and Beijing, China have done something, then it's obvious that New York City should do the same thing?
Pretty weak argument, there...
We need to kill all domesticated animals to save them.
I don't know which has done more harm, Walt Disney's Bambi or Black Beauty?
As far as I'm concerned, the world is never been the same since the Brits outlawed my favorite sport, foxhunting.
I know one person that had two beautiful work horses. (gosh, I wish I could remember the breed but the ones with the long hair on those giant legs...) Anyways, he would hitch them up to logs. Knowing nothing about horses, I thought this odd until I saw how the horses reacted. They got all excited and literally backed up to the devices (don’t know the proper terms, sorry) to start pulling the logs. They LOVED it.
Most horses love having a job to do;these twits will never understand that fact.
Nice photo,the girl needs to be patient-Obama will be coming along soon......
Thanks Sub-Driver. I was tempted to put that gay rikshaw pic in this post. ;’)
My husband has a customer who is in charge of a sort of ASPCA for horses here in Texas.
She said they have to turn away “homeless” animals the economy has created. (Made worse by idiots who come down here thinking all they need is a couple of acres of grass.)
The law is pretty stiff down here for anyone who neglects or abuses...
The unfortunate result is that many are being taken across the border and dumped in Mexico.
You can imagine what happens to them there.
An out of work horse is a dead horse.
But once the Greens have banned automobiles, how are we getting to work?
That is so sad! I always said that if I am ever able to get out of these darn suburbs and buy a place with some land/outbuildings, that I would allow the ASPCA to use the barn just for homeless horses. (granted, I will have to learn correct terminology and how to care for the but if there is a will...)
Save a horse, whip an animal-rights activist.
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