Salt Lake residents ask City Council for ban, regulation on carriage horses

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  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    Jan. 8, 2014 12:37 p.m.

    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.

  • jcobabe Provo, UT
    Jan. 8, 2014 10:50 a.m.

    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".

  • Mtn Tracker Ephraim, UT
    Jan. 8, 2014 10:02 a.m.

    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.

  • Evets Eagle Mountain, UT
    Jan. 8, 2014 8:44 a.m.

    I see PETA and the Humane Society are alive and well.

    Jan. 8, 2014 7:41 a.m.

    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.


  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 8, 2014 6:30 a.m.

    "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.

  • Informed Voter South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 7, 2014 9:57 p.m.

    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.

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    Jan. 7, 2014 9:47 p.m.

    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.