“I love the carriage rides. I think they are so cute,” said Camaryn Blumears, a visitor from Oklahoma. “They just make me happy, seeing the horses and stuff.”
A horrendous carriage horse accident occurred on Saturday night December 3rd in Kansas City, MO. The nine-year old horse, allegedly named Tiny, was being driven down a hill (not smart) and spooked. The driver was flung over a bridge and two passengers were hurt. The horse? Hard to say. There are mixed reports on whether the horse lived through this. We wonder if he died and we do not believe the hype. One questionable interview with the owner claims he is “retiring” Tiny. Sure. We know what this means. Once a carriage horse spooks and is involved in a serious accident – if he lives – he does not work again. Carriage companies are for profit businesses and do not provide for costly retirement. The horse (if he lived) will most likely go to auction where he may be purchased by a kill buyer who will send him on to Canada. Yes – those are the cruel hard facts that supporters of this abusive and inhumane trade do not want to face.
The Kansas City police actually wrote up a report – something you rarely see in NYC where the police often claim nothing happened even when we have proof that they were on the scene. Did someone say “cover-up?”
“Upon arrival I observed the following, the horse to be laying on the ground just before the bridge on the southwest side.” “It should be noted the horse was trapped under the carriage and was heavily sedated….. (Name redacted) and his medical staff along with KCFD helped load the horse into…… horse trailer and taken away for evaluation.”
“I love the carriage rides. I think they are so cute,” said Camaryn Blumears, a visitor from Oklahoma. “They just make me happy, seeing the horses and stuff.” No consideration for the horse who may have died or for that matter, the driver who was flung from the carriage over the bridge.
Thank you to Kansas City Animal Rights Activists for organizing a protest and putting out this petition: Please sign it and share.