Just shut down South Temple west bound between Main and West Temple. That would
solve most of the problem. Trax causes more traffic tie-ups than the horses and
carriages ever though of causing.
Please conduct an objective survey from the horse's mouth before presuming
to speak in their behalf. It seems quite likely that at least some of the
horses even enjoy their work, if you can imagine."One neigh for
yes, two for no".
These horses are taken care of better than some people take care of their own
kids. If you have any knowledge or experience with horses outside of Mr. Ed or a
cartoon you will know that horses love to work. They love to be needed. The risk
of slipping on ice is no greater than stepping into a hole out in some pasture,
which will usually do far greater damage. These carriages are a wonderful aspect
of SLC. They're part of the culture and ambiance that we have loved for
generations. Peta and hsus will always be around trying to control us and tel us
how to live. It's not hard to prove them wrong in their cause.
I see PETA and the Humane Society are alive and well.
SLC Residents? No just a FEW residents. The article makes it sound like the
whole city cam e out against Horses. I get it - a few folks don't like
carriages and think these work horses are upset by the job they do. Whatever.
"These horses are allowed to work in extreme heat and extreme cold, and
there's ice on the ground and they're slipping," said Amy
Meyer.---I thought this the complaints were going to be
this non sensical argument .. "its cruel to make horses work". But what
Amy Meyer says makes sense.
Retain the horse drawn carriages. They add ambiance and are fun attractions. The
emotional speeches should not weigh much on the decision. Some people are never
satisfied to let well enough alone.
You can find a dozen people to show up and complain about nearly anything.Let these busybodies go find some other petty inconvenience to raise
umbrage over.Keep the horses and carriages. Anyone who objects to
their use is welcome to NOT use them, it is as simple as that. The animals are
not mistreated, and the owners/operators have a huge financial incentive to keep
them healthy and well cared for.Meanwhile, in New York City,
activists there are attacking their horse drawn carriages as well. Just
coincidentally, their stables happen to occupy some prime real estate that a big
developer crony of the new mayor is eager to have condemned so he can build on
it.Thus, it seems that sometimes the pious protestations of some
activists may be based on some less noble goals, perhaps not their own, but for
which others are using them.