Ban Urban Horses–Big Deal? Not So Fast.

Worst case scenario, let’s say the radical animal rights activists manage to shut down urban carriage operations. Let’s disregard for a moment the thousands of carriage horses suddenly flooding an already saturated market, and the uncertain fate that would await them. Put aside the many hundreds of drivers forced to find other employment and a way to support their families.

Big deal. Life goes on, and everyone faces hardship–why should carriage horses and drivers be any different?

But here’s the thing: give an extremist an inch, show them a weakness, and they will never stop. Horse drawn carriages are merely the start for those in our society who believe animals should not be property, should not exist as domesticated individuals in symbiotic partnerships with the human race.

Think I’m being dramatic? Read this.

Ok, don’t read it. I did and my eyes crossed, first from boredom, then from shock.

Try this instead.

It’s concise, and they put a disclaimer in that last paragraph. Not too bad, I suppose.

What about this?

I quote, “It’s cost-prohibitive to maintain a permanent sanctuary for the countless numbers of horses who break down in this industry.” But then the NYC extremist group proposed this:

“A horse shall not be sold or disposed of except in a humane manner[.], WHICH, FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBCHAPTER SHALL MEAN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: 1. THE OWNER SHALL SELL OR DONATE THE HORSE TO A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL WHO SIGNS AN ASSURANCE THAT THE HORSE WILL NOT BE SOLD AND SHALL BE KEPT SOLELY AS A COMPANION ANIMAL AND NOT EMPLOYED IN ANOTHER HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE BUSINESS OR AS A WORK HORSE AND WILL BE CARED FOR HUMANELY FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE HORSE’S NATURAL LIFE; OR 2. THE OWNER SHALL SELL OR DONATE THE HORSE TO A DULY INCORPORATED ANIMAL SANCTUARY OR DULY INCORPORATED ANIMAL PROTECTION ORGANIZATION WHOSE PRESIDENT OR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SIGNS AN ASSURANCE THAT THE HORSE WILL NOT BE SOLD AND SHALL BE KEPT SOLELY AS A COMPANION ANIMAL AND NOT EMPLOYED IN ANOTHER HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE BUSINESS OR AS A WORK HORSE AND WILL BE CARED FOR HUMANELY FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE HORSE’S NATURAL LIFE. 3. RECORDS INDICATING THE NAME, ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF THE PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL, DULY INCORPORATED ANIMAL SANCTUARY OR DULY INCORPO- RATED ANIMAL PROTECTION ORGANIZATION TO WHOM THE HORSE WAS SOLD OR DONATED TOGETHER WITH THE ASSURANCE SPECIFIED ABOVE SHALL BE SENT BY THE OWNER TO THE DEPARTMENT WITHIN FIVE DAYS AFTER SUCH SALE OR DONATION. A COPY OF SUCH RECORD SHALL ALSO BE MAINTAINED AT THE STABLE.”

So, the groups who oppose carriages want to mandate what they themselves say is essentially impossible?

doh

Sure, this is in NYC, but if Alderman Burke wants to “beat NYC to the punch” by banning carriages, one must assume he and PETA, the ones who originally contacted him, have a plan for taking care of the Chicago horses, right?

Right?

More to follow…

4 thoughts on “Ban Urban Horses–Big Deal? Not So Fast.”

  1. Work does not equal abuse. Real animal rights activists support working horses. Real animal rights activists support the partnership between humans and animals.

  2. Animal Rights always get their way through incremental steps. First step is to ban carriage horses in NY. Next step is to ban riding horses in parks, etc. Then ban saddling horses (because saddling is to enslave) Once NY falls, they move West. No more recreational horseback riding; no more cowboys using horses; no more ownership of horses, and on it goes until there are no more horses in our society. Sounds like a conspiracy theory? Just read their mantra.

  3. The essay in the first link is interesting in the way it winds through some truths and bends the truth until the twisted outcome could be plausible to the noncritical and nonthinking mind of society’s sheep. But, and most importantly, humans are animals, but animals are not human. To anthropomorphize an animal does not respect the animal and in fact results in harm to the animal.

  4. These Animal Rights activists are crazy… I mean literally crazy! The more you learn about them you realize that they are sociopaths that we are allowing to govern our nation.

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