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Articles Cruelty of Carriage Rides
Cruelty of Carriage Rides
Letter to the Editor,
NY Daily News
Tuckahoe: Before you take a NYC carriage horse ride, take a good look at the horse, who is shackled from head to toe: A metal plate in his mouth is attached to a series of bolts, straps and blinders that entirely circle his face; yanking on the straps directs him; a neck brace and 2 heavy planks shackle him to the appx. 800 lbs of weight which he drags for long hours through exhaust fumes, honking cars, screaming drivers, heat, cold, etc. A whip is always near his head.
When he can no longer work he will likely be sent to slaughter - this is a business.
Would you switch places with him? Keep your money. This is not
'historical' or 'Americana' - it is cruelty and shouldn't be patronized.
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