*Quick Courtney Update. It seems as though she got a Tracheostomy done yesterday from the little information that I could gather. That sounds a bit scary to me. On the better side of things a different site remarked how strong her grip was when she was holding hands.*
So as my long time readers know I am split in the middle on the issue of carriage horses in New York City. I have personally gone for a carriage ride there so I have supported the industry. I also almost had a heart attack when I saw the horses with bad feet standing out on concrete all day. I have a friend of a friend with a farm in upstate New York who rescued a group of carriage horses who were all under 9 and were all crippled for life. That is unacceptable to me. I think that the NYC carriage industry could make a lot of improvements. Today we find out if they are going to get the chance. When I turned on the news this morning the first story I saw was about the carriage ban, but I was unable to find a lot out online. That surprised me because so many people seemed so passionate about this topic, especially after the movie “Blinders”. Here is all I found out. I am sure the outcome will be well publicized.
There will be a public hearing of the NYC Council’s Consumer Affairs Committee on Friday, March 12, 2010 at 10:00 am
at City Hall – 2nd floor
Three carriage horse bills
will be discussed.
Intro 35, the industry bill
Intro 92, the bill to ban the carriage industry
Intro 86, the bill to add