This Letter to the Editor was written by NYCLASS volunteer Horse Hero, Linda Barizone of West Brighton, Staten Island.
I’m writing this on behalf of our beloved carriage horses. A couple of weeks ago, there was the 14th accident involving a horse falling down in the street; the carriage was still attached to the horse.
Still the City Council does nothing! Will it take a real tragedy? People need to get involved. Go on the web and you will see for yourself.
Blinders put on the horses takes away their side vision. Horses don’t belong on New York City streets. Vintage cars should replace them.
When I vacation in Cape May, I see how well cared for the horses are. They are well-loved; their hair is brushed and healthy- looking. They each only work four hours a day. They are not in heavy traffic. They are given water after each run.
Thank you for reading my letter and the horses thank you too. They need our help desperately. They can’t tell us of their suffering, pain and sadness. And if you notice, their heads are not held high, but always down — not a good sign.
Linda Barizon, West Brighton