Posts Tagged ‘Carriage Horses’

Editorial: Where Are The Reasonable People?

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

It happens at some point in many hot political debates: when things get particularly nasty, one side or the other will calm down, take a breath, and say that, of course, “reasonable people can disagree.” Unfortunately, there don’t seem to be a lot of reasonable people on the side of banning carriage horses in Central [&hellip
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Letters: Too Rough For Horseplay

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Uncategorized

We received such an overwhelming number of comments on our story “Too Rough For Horseplay,” about the push to ban the Central Park horses, that we have decided to dedicate a page to showcase some of the emails, letters and web comments we received. You can join the debate by emailing editorial@manhattanmedia.com. —The Editors Support [&hellip
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VET SPEAKS UP

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column

To the Editor: Ms. Saffran calls me “extremist” and “fanatic” (Letters, Oct. 2). Let me set the record straight. Since graduating at the top of my Harvard undergraduate and my Cornell veterinary school classes, I have served as a consultant for cruelty case investigations on behalf of shelters and law officers. With the New York [&hellip
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HORSES NOT MEANT FOR STREETS

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column

To the Editor: When any creature is used to enrich anyone’s pocketbooks, the subject seems to bring out untruths (“Fairytale Ride or Cruel Practice?,” Sept. 18). Anyone who feels that these horses are having fun just doesn’t give a darn about their safety or their lives. The reporter makes it sound like a ride in [&hellip
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RETIRE CARRIAGE HORSES

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To the Editor: The carriage horse industry and the horses they exploit should be put out to pasture. This sad spectacle in the heart of 21st-century Manhattan (some heart!) is a relic of the past that should go the way of human slavery. Like the slave owners before them, those who profit from carriage trade [&hellip
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FAIRYTALE RIDE OR DATED ABUSE?

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Ricky is a 12-year-old pale gray Percheron with a draft horse’s powerfully muscled legs, a gentle demeanor and the ability to make gaggles of young would-be models squeal with delight. He pulls the white carriage with lavender trim that starred in the Disney movie Enchanted—kids are always recognizing it and begging their parents for a [&hellip
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