The Cruelty of Horse-Drawn Carriages …. a reader’s commentary!


~~April 9, 2014~~ 

I prepared a post a few days ago about the plight of horse drawn carriages. Most of the information showed facts about the current situation in New York City where Mayor Bill de Blasio has promised to do away with this practice.

He announced what one of his first initiatives as mayor would be:

“We are going to quickly and aggressively move to make horse carriages no longer a part of the landscape in New York City,” he said. “They’re not humane; they’re not appropriate to the year 2014; it’s over.”

Horse carriage rides are a staple in cities around the country. Animal rights activists have argued for decades that the practice is inhumane, and they’ve been gaining some political allies.

Horse Carriage PoliticsDebate Over NYC Carriage Horses Intensifies After 2 Horses Collapse In A Month

~~SOURCE~~

http://www.npr.org/2014/02/18/277008002/mayor-wants-to-drive-horse-drawn-carriages-out-of-nyc

GreenGB

~~VISITOR’S COMMENT~~

I just wanted to mention that several of those pictures are not of NYC horses. They were taken from 3rd world countries, as though they are stock photos. The chestnut horse with the open wound, is not a NYC carriage horse, that isn’t even NYC. The white horse is also not a NYC carriage horse. That is inaccurate journalism. Please take the time to study and understand equine conditions and equine behavior before sensationalism. Stable conditions in Mumbai are not equivalent to the stable conditions in America.

If one wishes to expose the horrors of the equine condition a better more helpful expose on horse slaughter plant conditions would be more useful. Starved horses found at animal hoarder’s properties would better serve the equine population. Investigate Premerin production, nurse mares and Big Lick trainers. While your intentions are understood and appreciated for the concern for animals is evident, there are far more pressing and damaging issues for horse welfare in this country than NYC carriage jobs. The carriage horses get well cared for and it is well documented. They have 5 month’s vacation on farms, veterinarian care and hoof care as well as getting to work in a job they were bred for.

Please look to the real horrors that horses face in this country. The horses in those conditions need your support and efforts. Those are the desperate horses, those are the ones who are starving, neglected, mistreated and need most urgent care.”

~~Here is the link to the Initial post~~

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2014/04/06/the-cruelty-of-horse-drawn-carriages/

GreenGB

I wish to state that the comment has been taken to heart. The initial post was reviewed and the Mumbai picture was removed. Interesting to state that the pictures of New York City’s stable were not that much better.

The other included pictures were confirmed to be from New York City.

The reader has given me information that is worth looking into:

To expose the horrors of the equine condition a better more helpful expose on horse slaughter plant conditions would be more useful. Starved horses found at animal hoarder’s properties would better serve the equine population. Investigate Premerin production, nurse mares and Big Lick trainers”. 

I will try to look into these new topics and research more.

GreenGB

On another note, a post of the horrors of horse racing was also written.

~~You can find it here~~

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/horse-racing-drugs-deception-and-death/

GreenGB

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2 thoughts on “The Cruelty of Horse-Drawn Carriages …. a reader’s commentary!

  1. I don’t know about all, but MOST horses trained for racing live in better conditions than the owners, at least in Kentucky. I’ve driven past some of the horse farms, and while the horses have large fields for grazing, and what looks like mansions for living, the owners homes sometimes look like shacks with neglected lawns. Not all, but some. The ones with big winners do have mansions, but still, the horse is king, and the owners are only as wealthy as the treatment of the horse allows them to be. An abused horse will not run it’s best, while a contented horse will run it’s heart out.

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    • Did you see the post about the situation with race horses? It seems to me that there is a big problem there.

      There’s deception, drugs galore and deaths. See if you find it and tell me what you think.

      It seems to be happening to all the horses that race in the main races: Kentucky Derby, etc.

      It’s sad for me. 😦

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