I'm not always a fan of PETA and their philosophies, but there are some campaigns I strongly support. I am no fan of horse-drawn carriages and I would like to see the practice end.
Here in Seattle, horse-drawn carriages and their working horses were not even inspected until the last year. A few weeks ago, one of the owners was arrested for neglected horses on his property. He had been allegedly seen trotting a horse and carriage up a steep hill downtown.
Trotting? That's cruel.
Even if all owners are wonderful, it seems unfair to place these animals in dangerous situations, vulnerable to cars, harassment, and poor weather conditions.
Anyway, here's PETA going after the most famous carriage city, New York.
Photo by CCintheSouth.