Since this issue has gone viral — as you can see, I am from Virginia — I wish to join with those protesting this abuse of horses and ask that horse-drawn carriages be discontinued as soon as possible.
It is not only the horses over which I am concerned, but the possibility that humans could be gravely hurt or killed if one of those horses is spooked by traffic or some other loud disturbance. I have signed the petition to bring an end to this nightmare scenario and I would not ride in one of those carriages for any amount of money because I would fear for my life and that of that poor horse drawing the carriage.
For Lord’s sake, stop putting profit ahead of human and animal lives. That is the trouble today in this country: All industry is putting profit ahead of life and the environment, and it needs to stop and stop now.
Richard W. Firth
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