Originally Posted by Theissyhunterjumper
The reason why I'm against this is there was horse carriages where I live until last year. And these horses were not in the best condition and on top of that 5 were kill in 1 month because they were hit by cars. I'm not saying absolutely every horse is treated horribly but I just don't like the idea of horses walking through heavy traffic…that was my biggest issue. I donto even riding my horses on the roads because I've seen too many careless drivers
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That's when you have to look at all sides of things. It's not quite so black and white and sometimes things that people come up with, thinking it will solve a problem, only end up making more problems, and sometimes those problems are even worse. Completely outlawing them would put these horses out of work. Which means, the people owning them may not be able to afford to keep/feed the animals. What happens to them then? That could actually lead to worse disaster.
However, researching, find a bill/petition or perhaps starting your own that comes up with a better answer may be what's needed. What about petitioning for a bill to make sure they have reasonably clean and safe stalls? What about petitioning for a bill to create a safer working environment for them such as only working on streets where automobiles are not allowed or creating carriage only easeways?. I have seen a lot of carriages in CA that are run on non-automobile/pedestrian only streets. Something like that would solve the problem without causing more problems that can cause the horses to go to slaughter or into worse conditions.
The thought of signing in a bill to fix one problem, but create others just doesn't seem like much of a solution, especially for the horses.