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#1 Old 01-03-2006, 07:55 AM
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NEW YORK -- A horse-drawn carriage driver was hospitalized in critical condition after the animal bolted for blocks through midtown Manhattan, crashing into a station wagon and leaving the man in a pool of blood, witnesses and police said.



"It was horrifying," said Robyn Hussa, who saw the horse racing through traffic Monday night. "It was like a nightmare."



The animal, which had no passengers in its carriage, smashed into the station wagon at 50th Street and Ninth Avenue around 9:30 p.m., injuring two men in the car, fire department Chief Jim Hodgens said.



The white and black horse was euthanized due to its injuries, said police Detective Bernard Gifford.



http://www.wnbc.com/news/5812876/detail.html



This is why there should be no horse-drawn carriages in a busy city. I heard the horse only broke his leg. Why are horses put the sleep just for that? Poor horsie, poor people, poor everything!
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#2 Old 01-03-2006, 10:31 AM
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Sad, sad news.
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Poor horse.
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#4 Old 01-06-2006, 12:02 AM
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i think the reason they shoot horses who have a broken leg or two is that they constantly have to be on their four legs. there's no way to keep a horse off it's feet unless you chain it down or something, but that is bad for them too.



since there would be constant weight on the injury, i think the bone would have a hard time healing. i heard this from my sister who is about to graduate from vet school.



*i never have or will support animal exploitation. something always happens at the expense of the poor animals.
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This was on our Good Morning America show. Supposedly the horse broke it's shoulder and leg. I was very saddened by the news.
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This is why there should be no horse-drawn carriages in a busy city. I heard the horse only broke his leg. Why are horses put the sleep just for that? Poor horsie, poor people, poor everything!

I agree completely. And why would you go on a horse-drawn carriage when you have 10,000 OTHER ways to ruin the enviornment?
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