Horses Pulling Carriages Should be Banned in NY

I read some letters to the editor about the carriage horse operations in New York City ["If Horses are Well Cared For, Why Does Owner Use Bribes?" Dec. 30]. Like all living beings, horses enjoy doing what comes natural to them. Unfortunately, pulling carriages around all day is not naturally what they do. When I look into the eyes of horses in the streets, they always look dead inside, like they gave up on life a long time ago. Furthermore, regardless of ordinances, the horses in New York City work in all weather extremes. Carriage horse operators have been known to hide until humane agents have left. There have also been too many deaths of horses from being overworked and in traffic accidents.

William McMullin – Portage, Mich.   

Coalition To Ban
Horse-Drawn Carriages

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To honor
Bobby II Freedom
previously known as Billy
ID# 2873 rescued by the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages and Equine Advocates on June 25, 2010 from the New Holland auctions.

In memory of
Lilly Rose O'Reilly
previously known
as Dada ID# 2711
R.I.P.August, 2007