Horse-drawn carriages a thing of the past protestors say

By Bob Tymczyszyn | Standard Photojournalist | Sun., July 4, 2021

The ST. CATHERINES STANDARD (CANADA—NIAGARA REGION ) reports:

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If Elizabeth Sigrun had her way, the sound of carriages in Niagara-on-the-Lake would be as quiet as driving an electric car.

Sigrun and about 25 fellow animal rights activists were in Niagara Falls and the Old Town on Saturday to push for a ban on horse-drawn carriages in the region.

Her group, Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages, said it supports humane tourism.

“We ask that they leave the horses out of it. Let them graze in pastures where they are supposed to be. And transition to electric carriages.

“We would like the region to follow in the footsteps of what Montreal did which was offer some kind of subsidy to the carriage companies so that they can purchase an electric carriage.”

“We would like the region to follow in the footsteps of what Montreal did which was offer some kind of subsidy to the carriage companies so that they can purchase an electric carriage.”

She said electric carriages can be very cost-efficient, take up less space and don’t need feeding. “The general public is no longer accepting zoos, marine parks — it’s a shifting attitude for use of animals and horse carriages are in line with that thinking.”

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1 thought on “Horse-drawn carriages a thing of the past protestors say”

  1. ..yes please..
    make it stop..
    ..the innocent horses deserve peace..
    it’s horrific animal cruelty in a harness..
    ..and most humans have no idea of the hidden horror re:these beautiful animals that occurs..
    (I’ve supported Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages for years)..

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