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Originally Posted: 24 May 2009
Horse-Drawn Buggies In Kinship Circle's Backyard? No Way!
From Kinship Circle
Write to ensure that horse-drawn buggies will NOT be allowed in St. Louis.
This is what horse-drawn carriages really look like.
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UNIVERSITY CITY MANAGER & OTHER OFFICIALS
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UNIVERSITY CITY MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL
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BUSINESSES IN THE DELMAR LOOP**
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**Below are businesses with publicly found email addresses. There are MANY
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CONTACTS WITH WEB COMMENT FORMS:
DELMAR LOOP SPECIAL BUSINESS DISTRICT:
HEADZ N THREADZ:
REGIONAL ARTS COMMISSION:
COCA (CENTER OF CREATIVE ARTS):
ECLIPSE RESTAURANT AND TERRACE BAR:
THE MELTING POT:
NOODLES & CO.:
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SAMPLE LETTER. This letter is prepared to inform you about the issue. WRITE YOUR OWN LETTER using these talking points.
Dear Loop Businesses And Officials Of University City, Missouri:
"Edgy" and "hip" commonly describe the Delmar Loop in St. Louis. Animal
abuse is neither edgy nor hip. Yet the Loop's trendy art co-ops, wine bars
and boutiques may come to symbolize just that -- if horse-drawn carriages
parade down congested Delmar Boulevard.
I implore University City officials and business owners to reject inherently
cruel and dangerous horse-drawn carriages. The notion that a sweaty horse
trudging through traffic will draw tourists to shops, restaurants and bars
is ridiculous. You're more likely to acquire protesters if horse-pulled
rides become a Loop regular.
Some 50 Hansom cab accidents in New York City alone have injured or
endangered both people and horses. In the city synonymous with horse-pulled
cabs, NYC Council Members have introduced a bill (Int. No. 658) to ban them.
I urge University City Council Members to do the same.
Horses are not designed to haul carriages through streets clogged with
bikers, walkers, cars, busses and emergency vehicles. "The potential for
injury is enormous and represents an extreme liability risk for the city as
the licensing agent," says equine expert Holly Cheever, DVM.
A spooked horse may charge into a vehicle, as occurred on Central Park South
in 2007. A passing motorcyclist, Tony Zappetti, claims the carriage careened
sideways into his bike and that Bud, the wounded 12-year-old gelding,
collapsed in pools of blood. Another collision broke a 71-year-old
bicyclist's hip. Before that, a horse called Spotty hit a car at full
gallop. His hind legs twisted over the roof and his head smashed into the
street. Spotty died. The driver's critical injuries left him in a coma.
These incidents are but a sampling of hundreds more nationwide. People For
The Ethical Treatment Of Animals and Coalition To Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages*
can offer more documentation.
Why would Loop business owners consider horse-drawn carriages while cities
worldwide seek to ban them? Cities in Florida, Mississippi, Nevada, New
Mexico, New Jersey, South Carolina, England, France, China and Canada --
including Las Vegas, Reno, Santa Fe, Biloxi, London, Paris, Beijing, Toronto
-- have already vetoed horse carriage operations.
Horses endure fatigue, dehydration, chronic hoof conditions and lameness as
they lug bulky cabs over unyielding pavement in extreme heat or cold.
Exhaust fumes lead to respiratory ailments and the animals frequently live
in cramped stables with barely enough room to move.
Please count me among the many St. Louisans and tourists who support an
outright ban on horse-pulled carriages. I respectfully ask Mayor Adams to
assert his authority to prohibit them in University City. The possibility of
horse-drawn buggies in the Loop presents a great opportunity for City
Council Members to introduce a bill to ban them. Hopefully, Loop businesses
will abandon this foolish and inhumane idea.
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SOURCE OF INFORMATION / REFERENCE LINKS
Coalition To Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages
A standing committee of the Coalition for NYC Animals, Inc.
P.O. Box 20247; Park West Station; New York, NY 10025
Coalition@banhdc.org; Media Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals
501 Front St.; Norfolk, VA 23510
Media Inquiries: 757-622-7382, extension 8284; MediaInfo@peta.org
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