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This Is Why Horse Carriage Rides Are Not So Romantic Or Fun

This Is Why Horse Carriage Rides Are Not So Romantic Or Fun
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A horse-drawn carriage ride might sound and seem like a fun thing to do, even romantic. But the story runs deeper than you think. And here we are with that part of the story that often remains neglected.

Check out the tragic truth that the perceptions of fun and romance overshadow.

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Such a wonderful family activity, isn't it?

Such a wonderful family activity, isn't it?

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And even a very romantic gesture!

And even a very romantic gesture!
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But here's the truth: the 220 or so NYC carriage horses are living torturous lives.

But here's the truth: the 220 or so NYC carriage horses are living torturous lives.
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Animals need to be in the places where they are comfortable. And cities are definitely not where horses feel comfortable. They're easily spooked. Car horns, giant buses, bikers whizzing, they're all huge triggers to these animals.

Too many horses have met death in this line of work.

Too many horses have met death in this line of work.
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Here's a heart-breaking example.

Here's a heart-breaking example.
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On October 23, 2011, Charlie dropped dead on 54th Street while lugging a carriage around Manhattan.

Luke passed out on 60th Street the same year.

Luke passed out on 60th Street the same year.
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He was lying there for 15 minutes while the busy traffic passed by like nothing happened.

He was lying there for 15 minutes while the busy traffic passed by like nothing happened.
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Would you let your pet feed off in a place like this?

Would you let your pet feed off in a place like this?
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This is a dangerous arrangement.

This is a dangerous arrangement.
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Horses have died. It's a dangerous arrangement that's going on - to both horses and people.

So how correct is it to let this continue?

So how correct is it to let this continue?
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Share the story and make others aware.

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