Well, looks like my post on Horse-Drawn Carriage has elicit a negative response from a particular individual. Thanks for commenting but I want to clear this up a bit. My blog is written from a personal view, drawn from personal experiences as well as many sources I research. It is always my foremost duty to provide a honest, fair and balanced account.
To Decembergirl60, I applaud you for your love and respect for your own horses in providing a good life for them. However your case is an exception, not the rule. I’ve been a New Yorker for 25 years and have seen the conditions of horses around town. While I cannot say I know each horse intimately I do sense that most that I’ve seen appear rundown, tired, and agitated from noise pollution – there is no denying that traffic and horses don’t mix. All other comments, which I should have highlighted clearly was from various newsource like NYTimes, as well as humane organizations. I do not make this stuff up.
If you so vehemently disagree, I can only provide the following links. Oh, yes– according to the NYTimes, horse-drawn carriages have been banned in Lonodon, Paris, Toronto and Beijing. Again, thanks for your comments.
- Startled carriage horse dies after bolting onto a sidewalk, killed in Central Park
- Carriage horses and accidents in NYC – endangering people and animal (documented)
- Audit of practice fins inconsistencies. Horses deprived of water, risk of overheating, hot asphalt, inadequate drainage
- Horse drawn vehicles are outlawed in London, Paris, Toronto and Beijing.