We need to bring this issue to the attention of someone who can make some changes. Go to CBS Atlanta to the "ask the mayor a question"-he will be in the studio Monday. You can also access through facebook. If enough people ask the question, he will have to give some answers. I don't think anyone really supports animal abuse and cruelty and if you do, well, your karma is worse than anything I can say on a blog. I do think attacking someone using profanity is uncalled for. This issue means a great deal to many of us and it is our calling to help all animals in any way we can. If animals are not your "thing", go find what is and make a difference in some positive way.
This is how change is made. Many first time commentators voice their opinion on a subject that means something to them and is then joined by others. I am proudly in cohoots with anyone who wants to see an end to the carriage industry in Atlanta and elsewhere.
I, like many Atlanta residents support a complete ban of this industry. There is nothing nostalgic or romantic about what is going on here. If these operators were truly horse people, they would have never entered this kind of business. Period. There is a movement across the country and world to end the horse carriage industry because it is rife with dangerous and disgustingly inhumane practices. All for an occasional customer and a few dollars. It should upset everyone who reads about it. Let your voice speak out for the creatures who can not
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