The New York Times reports on the death of Juliet, a Central Park carriage horse. It mostly reads as a tragic tale of a screwed up situation; Juliet’s “owner” seems to have done his best for her, given his circumstances.
This would be a good moment to check out the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages, and perhaps sign their petition to ban the carriage horse industry in New York City.
It will be a great day when this cruel relic of tourist amusement is gone for good.
One surprising fact from the Times article: the cash value of a carriage horse is only $1,700. Maybe we can just buy them all up and put the industry out of business.