“ Equine Justice for NYC Carriage Horses Halted to a Backward State ” By Naomi Semeniuk The lives of NYC carriage

horses living and working in NYC as automatons and androids for the slave driving greed oriented carriage horse drivers and owners in the carriage horse industry is making a backward zero leap towards a horribly ill advised decision in the passing of the 35A bill by the NYC Council members. Kudos to Council members Melissa Mark Viverito, Annabel Palma Rosie Mendez and Daniel Dromm who got it right in opposing the Intro 35A bill which is in actuality not really about the welfare or well being of any NYC carriage horse and their vacations or improving or making more room in the horse stables in New York for that matter but about filling up the cash business money pockets of the carriage drivers and owners who shout foul vituperative hurtful expletives at their horses and who text and stand in the carriages while driving setting up a recipe for disaster for everyone every time. The Intro 35A bill should never be signed into law Mr. Mayor. Former NYC Councilman Tony Avella didn’t have the necessary opulence nor the almighty multi national corporate or union backing to win as Mayor of New York but he had a priceless richness in his innovative thinking realizing that the Carriage Horse business should be put to pasture like he said in the steps of city hall during one of the demonstrations. Avella’s bill 658A is now merged into the Intro 86/92 bill and no NYC carriage horse would be left behind as well and the safety and welfare of NYC will not be left behind either if these converging bills will ever have a chance at all. Avella was also not leaving any NYC carriage horse owner or driver behind either because training would have been provided for them as well. Avella is running for New York State Senate and his leadership would give credence and empowerment rectifying all inhumane issues such as the inhumane ness of the carriage horse industry by banning it permanently and saving every NYC carriage horse. Each one is a priceless life. These priorities would have been paramount in his beautiful mind and most of all put into action. New York and what’s really best for New York is what Tony Avella is about.

Intro 35A should not be signed into law at all because they’re more effective and more fresh, safe and innovative answers which need to be actualized and which would bring a flow of unimaginable revenue from everywhere to New York in a safe and methodically advanced thinking constructive manner. The answer is the Intro 86/92 bill which would emancipate the abused and enslaved tortured horses as NYC carriage horses and give them their rightful and deserved birthright to live in sanctuaries and to be the horses nature and God meant them to be. Intro 35 A symbolizes more continued dullard type anachronistic thinking and it certainly will not push New York forward in any sense of the word. NYC Council Speaker of the House Ms.Quinn is missing the entire point and has not done her homework in a meticulous manner because Intro 35A does not protect the economic interest of the families of the carriage horse industry like Ms.Quinn stated, on the contrary it leaves the field open for more corruption and more horse related accidents which hurts and impairs the economic interest. Many tourists are opposed to this industry and they’re also making their voices heard. Some years ago a carriage horse owner tried to bribe a city inspector when the inspector found violations in the horse stables. The carriage horses are not automatons but gentle, flesh and blood beautiful equines who possess sensitivity, intelligence and sentience and who were not created for the incorrigible evil agendas of man’s avarice and pestilent domination! This is a dreadfully wrongful, injudicious and abysmally myopic decision for NYC carriage horses and for everyone. Mayor Bloomberg, Ms. Quinn and the NYC Council members who voted for Intro 35 A will live to regret their decision in retrospect when more tragic accidents and unnecessary deaths show what a land mine they’ve supported and an economic detriment for NYC this is which is what they’re really promoting. Into 35 A is like putting a band aid on a land mine. It’s a pyrrhic victory where nobody wins and this will be realized sooner rather than later. Just recently the bizarre unexpected forces that be have shown man that man at this moment can not dominate the international skies because of the noxious volcanic ash spreading throughout the skies in Europe that have forced countless airline flights throughout the world to be cancelled. The carriage horse industry will cancel itself out because the

dominators will lose control which is what’s happening. Someday day the carriage horse industry will run its own industry to the ground and equine justice will move forward rather than backwards like it has. No Ms.Speaker Quinn, Intro 35A does not serve the economic interest of anyone when freak accidents with carriage horses and cars which have occurred again and again jeopardize the lives of all because the horses are doing what their very sacred nature forbids them to do, to be the perennial automatons and objects of sacrifices of their avaricious exploiters and dominators. It does not get to the core of the greater solution. Apparently enough is not enough. If the NYC Council had an enhanced DNA sixth sense vision like former favorite NYC Councilman Tony Avella had, it’s the Intro 86 replacing horse drawn carriages with electric vintage cars and Intro 92 banning horse drawn carriages completely and swiftly that would really serve the economic interests of an animal cruelty free supremely modern NYC society where electric vintage cars and other kinds of safe and even futuristic creative conveyances can be utilized and where no hazard would be out there waiting to detonate in anyone’s face. Every horse would be accounted for and even though Intro 86 did not address what would happen to the horses, Intro 92 means liberation and a resurgence of equine lives that have never been lived in a proper and healthy manner. The horse sanctuaries could even conduct tours of how the former NYC carriage horses would be living galloping, playing and socializing in spacious greenery without smelling the toxic fumes they’re subjected to every day 9 or more hours a day and with out the violent abuse resulting in a death tragedy like Juliet’s unnatural violent death. Juliet was a carriage horse who was beaten to death in front of many horrified witnesses. The violence and evil animal abuse of this industry must also be exposed for what it is. Evil destroys itself in the end. No horse death or crash of a vehicle with a carriage horse would ever occur again. The lives of every precious horse would be addressed but the Mayor, Ms. Quinn and the others at the NYC Council who voted for Into 35A have a phobic intolerance for being unable to think out of the box so that extraordinary positive things can happen for NYC carriage horses and for New York. At this rate nothing positive can be possible.

Instead of bringing a fresh perspective of no longer doing things in a the same monotonous and backward manner, the greater vision of leaving no NYC carriage horse behind to toil and suffer such an insufferable existence one wouldn’t wish on one’s enemies and leaving no iota of bloody danger behind would be an answer to this maze of this endless equine incarceration. A vintage small NYC carriage horse museum in Central Park in honor of every NYC carriage horse that died tragically and in memory of every carriage horse related tragedy and NYC carriage horse related accident can be constructed as an educational and conscious reminder that no city in the world should have carriage horses. The best sculptors in NYC would sculpt a memorial to the NYC carriage horses that died needlessly and tragically Spotty, Juliet and Smoothie plus others reminding New York that none of this will ever happen again. It’s part of NY tourist history to be ashamed of. Everyone would see “Blinders” an award winning documentary by the very versatile visionary dynamic filmmaker, Donny Moss and see for themselves what iniquitous brutal injustices against the NYC carriage horses that were allowed to take place in a city that’s supposed to be so appealing to the world and was not. The bondage and violence by man against the NYC carriage horses would be an ugly past memory not to be forgotten and not to be executed ever again! A NYC carriage horse museum of this kind would be the first of its kind where NYC animal cruelty is no longer and an eco friendly and an animal friendly NY would prevail and not the eco nightmare and the ecocide that it is. When I see pictures of Teddy, Rocco and Monty all former carriage horses galloping in their natural habitat in the country, I say to myself that this is the way to LOVE a horse responsibly and wholly and not in the way the NYC carriage horse owners and drivers hypocritically and mockingly define and distort their statements about loving their horses. I’m sure that Harry Potter’s magic is more real and loving than their inane tongue twisting prevarications about loving their horses! The hack line area is already a massive carnival scene there with break dancers doing their act and tourists swarming for the Sex and the City bus tours that brings in so many tourists. Has New York ever had a lack of tourists ever? There’s a show in every corner in that area with starving artists and well fed artists showing their strut and talents to the

world. The entire hack line area and the former Plaza Hotel area is east Hollywood central casting and the NYC carriage horses are not enjoying their lives at all. Their lives are being sucked and withered away. Yes the eyes are the mirrors of the soul and the eyes of every NYC carriage horse is reaching out in a torrent of despair and pain. Listen to what they’re saying with their eyes and attitude, Mr.Mayor and NYC Council members who voted for Intro 35A and then stop smiling. You can have your gluttony and eat it to if you choose the economic interests that won’t kill or hurt or crash into vehicles, the economic interests that promote animal compassion on the highest level and doing things in a judicious and different manner for all because a tradition that puts any life form in danger and sets the stage for a spooked horse to panic and crash into vehicles is a tradition of blood and death and should be eradicated for good. The carriage horse industry was not appropriate in the 20th century and certainly not appropriate in the 21st century. The passing of the 35A bill by the NYC Council is a blow to NYC carriage horse equine justice and to New York’s greater good and purpose. In any case, the powerful determination of getting equine justice won’t go away and it’s galloping into the consciousness of those who will always be calling for a ban of horse drawn carriages in NYC and the rescue of these beautiful creatures to sanctuaries because NYC carriages horses should never be the sacrificial mistreated objects of greed, violence corruption and death to any industry. Do not sign the Intro 35A into law Mayor Bloomberg. By Naomi Semeniuk

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