Written by Jennifer OConnor
Update: Another horse collapsed in Hemet, California, after participating in a Christmas parade.
The horse—who is now recovering—got spooked and took off down the street, running over
the driver and striking light poles and parked cars before collapsing.
The following posted 12/5/2011
Another horse pulling a carriage fell to the
street in New York City
this weekend, and a
spokesperson for the Horse and Carriage Association of New York admitted that
it "is quite common" for horses to catch their hooves on uneven
Considering that four
horses have now collapsed—and at least one has died—in New York City in the last six
weeks, it is outrageous for the industry and city officials to continue to downplay
Please click here to ask the New
York City Council to vote "Yes" on Intro
86A, which would replace living, breathing animals with eco-friendly antique cars,
before any more horses collapse on the streets of New York.
Written by PETA
Having been put out to pasture by the producers of Jon & Kate Plus 8, Jon Gosselin was recently spotted taking his new lady friend out for a ride in a horse-drawn carriage.
Doggie abandonment (and his lady friend's questionable vest) aside, we're still willing to give Jon the benefit of a doubt, so we've sent him a letter educating him on the not-quite-fairy-tale horse-drawn carriage trade and asking him to make cruelty-free choices for his future dates.
Too bad he no longer has any use for these excellent date ideas …
Written by Amanda Schinke
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