HOLLAND -- Lori and Dave Smallegan want to offer horse-drawn carriage rides downtown two or three nights a week. . . .
But when Lori Smallegan heard People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sought to block the proposal before the City Council, she was stunned.
"If they think a horse pulling a carriage is cruel, they have blinders on," said Smallegan, who along with Dave raises Clydesdale and Percheron horses on their farm.
"They're workhorses. They're bred to do this." . . .
But PETA is urging the council to nix the proposal, citing safety concerns and the effect pavement and exhaust fumes have on horses' welfare. . . .
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
An area couple wants to bring a horse-drawn carriage service to my lovely West Michigan hometown. But People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have other ideas, today's Grand Rapids Press reports:
Posted at 10:30 AM