Okay, I will admit I don’t understand some attitudes so if you don’t like this one just hit the red X, but please come back tomorrow.
The Newly elected NY Mayor is going to end horse-drawn carriage rides in Central Park. His justification is that it is a form of animal cruelty. Then on top of that another representative said it is a type of slavery, the horses are slaves.
“They are also forced to live in and breath the polluted air of NYC”. I’m shaking my head and thinking aren’t the humans also breathing the same polluted air? If the human is breathing it, maybe we should just eliminate the gasoline powered vehicles in the city limits.
I’m saying those horses are pulling a very light load for their strength. Using the slave logic, then isn’t a seeing eye dog a slave. What about the K-9 drug, bomb sniffing and Cadaver dogs?
I do not know how far the animal rights people push this envelope, but do they protest against folks that sell an animal’s off spring, separating it from its family? Are they slave traders? The animal will never again see its mother. It will never visit its grandmother and be spoiled.
Yeah, I know I am being silly. I AM AGAINST ANIMAL CRUELTY. No living thing should be mistreated, not fed or beaten. BUT THE ANIMAL IS NOT HUMAN, only a few animals or fowls form a family. They seem to adapt to their environment without wanting to return to their families, dogs and horses just need someone to love and feed them (IMHO). Now cats? They are nobody’s slave , and I am not sure if anyone actually OWNS one.
I could be wrong in my attitudes and opinions, but I still have them. The horses pulling carriages are for a fact what horses have always been bred and used for. (It is probably OK for the Budweiser Horses though. I am sure they get paid?)
Turns out there is someone (with money) who wants to build a high-end hotel where the horse barns are ( to quote one horse carriage driver).
The mayor promises to replace the horse drawn carriages with electric carts with the same drivers. I hope the electric dudes knows Gee from Haw.
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