Saturday, March 22, 2008

Horse Farm Owner Dies of Injuries in Kentucky Carriage Accident

Carriage horse spooked on horse farm
An owner of a Lexington, Ky., horse farm died from injuries suffered in a carriage accident on the property. The 74-year-old woman and three other passengers were thrown from the carriage after the horse spooked. Another woman in the carriage suffered a broken leg.

It is with sadness that I post this report; it appears on this blog as a tragic reminder that horses spook in various situations, and even in familiar surroundings, despite assertions by the rental and carriage industry that horses can be controlled in every situation.

Support a ban on horse-drawn carriages in New York City. Contact Mayor Bloomberg online and state your support of Intro. 658, the bill that would ban this archaic and dangerous industry.

If you live in New York City, please contact your City Council member and ask him or her to support Intro. 658. Explain briefly why it is important to you--a constituent--to see this inherently inhumane and dangerous industry come to an end. Find my Council member

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