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No Place for a Horse

Published in AM-NY, Letters to the Editor, January 6, 2006

Carriage horses do not belong in the streets of NYC. That has been made brutally clear by the latest tragic accident where a horse was killed and people injured. There have been many accidents before this one. The horses are subjected to long, tedious hours in heavy traffic, fumes and noise, and are always in peril of injury or death. Many of these horses are elderly and have worked on farms before coming to the city to find an inhumane life awaiting them.

It is time that the City take action to protect these magnificent animals and retire them to the country where they belong. The carriage drivers can become pedicab drivers and help to make the city a safer place for all.

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