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Sunday, January 4, 2009

On NYC Carriage Horses: Words of Wisdom from The Editor of the NY Daily News!

Kudos to the New York Daily News for their Sunday, January 3, 2009 editorial, reprinted in its entirety here:
The Equine Equation

"Neigh, we say. Neigh! People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and City Council PETAphiles are trying again to sever the alliance between homo sapiens and equus caballus.

Specifically, they're out to shut New York's carriage-horse business, breaking a bit of the bond that began when humans domesticated horses 6,000 years ago. (We learned that through the Museum of Natural History's recent exhibit on horses.)

Over the centuries, humans created more than 200 breeds, from the muscular Clydesdale to the striking golden palomino and elegant Arabian. For more than 3,000 years, humans have ridden the beasts into battle. For more than 1,000 years, horses have plowed fields, cleared forests, herded cattle - and pulled carriages.

This sacred friendship between two species must go on. The PETApoops must be stopped.

Otherwise, they'll come for the dogs, too.

Just you watch."
We are delighted to see such straightforward thinking and comprehensive support!

No doubt the humaniacs were crying into their soy lattes this morning as they read the morning paper as they realized their relentless, baseless, histrionic attacks on us have gotten them exactly nowhere.

Thank you, Daily News!


Slave Driver said...

During our recent Christmas season we had a group of activists trying to "help" our horses by standing on a corner of our route with signs and umbrellas, waving, opening, closing and shouting at the animals, attempting to scare them while they worked.

You know, nothing I do with my horse scares him. We use drafts, and they are pretty laid back critters.

Needless to say the RARA's ( Radical Animal Rights Actvists) made no friends or, not surprisingly, converts.

Thanks for the article.

peeba76 said...

Its a rarity to get so much objectivity from the press. Cant wait for the hearing! Vindication will be ours!