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(WCBStv.com)   New report says the 221 horses that take people in carriages around NYC are treated like shiat, denied vital things like water, shade and beefareeno   (wcbstv.com) divider line 65
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2007-09-06 10:23:13 PM  
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2007-09-06 10:42:10 PM  
They must wait for the signal, Gozer will come.

/you will parish in flames!
 
2007-09-06 10:43:22 PM  
What a delicious cuisine-o!
 
2007-09-06 10:43:29 PM  
Rusty!
 
2007-09-06 10:45:00 PM  
jimriverreport.com
 
2007-09-06 10:45:22 PM  
I am a carriage horse, so I'm getting a kick out of this thread.

We get plenty, plenty of Beefareeno.
 
2007-09-06 10:47:57 PM  
Not like in England, where they make them part of the royal family...
Ba dum bum
 
2007-09-06 10:48:56 PM  
220, 221--whatever it takes.
 
2007-09-06 10:49:15 PM  
I feel bad for the horses, I wonder how stressed out they are surrounded by all the traffic.
 
2007-09-06 10:49:42 PM  
I must know the outcome, I'm glued to my seat...
 
2007-09-06 10:51:07 PM  
schattenteufel:

Are you the gate keeper?
 
2007-09-06 10:51:43 PM  
David Sansoucie of Chateau Stables, where he is director of operations, says "Our horses have a better health care plan than most people."

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So did Don.
Does anyone remember this movie?
 
2007-09-06 10:54:45 PM  
Damn it, Kilgorn...O well
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2007-09-06 10:54:55 PM  
Mistreated? Ney
 
2007-09-06 10:57:19 PM  
and not the obvious tag? interesting battle ensues between asinine, obvious, and sad tags. Ric Romero is crying somewhere.
 
2007-09-06 10:59:01 PM  
This reminds me of an analogy that my friend always uses to describe his thoughts on marriage:

"Marriage is like a horse-drawn carriage ride. It seems like a romantic idea, but it's not too long before you realize that all you're doing is staring at some creature while it shiats right in front of you"
 
2007-09-06 10:59:14 PM  
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somebody say "Gatekeeper?"
 
2007-09-06 11:00:03 PM  
But, after their shifts are over it's time for sweet, sweet horsey lovin'

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2007-09-06 11:01:45 PM  
www.jackinthebox.com
 
2007-09-06 11:02:24 PM  
And Billy breaks the sixth seal- he's a shape shifter!
/Man, the horse from Equus didn't have it this bad.
//Joel and the 'bots
 
2007-09-06 11:02:43 PM  
...and when they take care of the horses,
they can start working on the homeless.
 
2007-09-06 11:03:18 PM  
Product placement at its finest.

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2007-09-06 11:03:40 PM  
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"Hello, Mrs. McKnuckleberry"
 
2007-09-06 11:04:52 PM  
schattenteufel: They must wait for the signal, Gozer will come.

/you will parish in flames!


Okay, who brought the dog?
 
2007-09-06 11:06:08 PM  
xtex: schattenteufel: They must wait for the signal, Gozer will come.

/you will parish in flames!

Okay, who brought the dog?


Tell him about the Twinkie...
 
2007-09-06 11:08:13 PM  
It's probably not as bad as the midget rodeo.

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I wonder who's pitchin and who's catchin
 
2007-09-06 11:13:08 PM  
Damn horses, live in this country with no documents whatsoever, don't bother to learn the language, don't purchase any kind insurance or medical coverage and yet think they're entitled to something!
 
2007-09-06 11:13:47 PM  
No, really?!
 
2007-09-06 11:15:00 PM  
It's really horrible to walk along 60th street and see all of those horses just queued up, like depressed, breathing taxis.
 
2007-09-06 11:18:00 PM  
kb7rky: xtex: schattenteufel: They must wait for the signal, Gozer will come.

/you will parish in flames!

Okay, who brought the dog?

Tell him about the Twinkie...


What about the Twinkie?
 
2007-09-06 11:23:09 PM  
Gozer the Traveler. He will come in one of the pre-chosen forms. During the rectification of the Vuldrini, the traveler came as a large and moving Torg! Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the McKetrick supplicants, they chose a new form for him: that of a giant Slor! Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!
 
2007-09-06 11:23:40 PM  
soosuh: kb7rky: xtex: schattenteufel: They must wait for the signal, Gozer will come.

/you will parish in flames!

Okay, who brought the dog?

Tell him about the Twinkie...

What about the Twinkie?


It'd be a Twinkie about 400 feet long. If it represented all of the parapsychic energy floating around New York on the day of Gozor's return.
 
2007-09-06 11:28:07 PM  
Fat Toad: It's probably not as bad as the midget rodeo.



I wonder who's pitchin and who's catchin


I bet all the miniature broodmares dig that little stud.
 
2007-09-06 11:30:47 PM  
SoxSweepAgain: soosuh: kb7rky: xtex: schattenteufel: They must wait for the signal, Gozer will come.

/you will parish in flames!

Okay, who brought the dog?

Tell him about the Twinkie...

What about the Twinkie?

It'd be a Twinkie about 400 feet long. If it represented all of the parapsychic energy floating around New York on the day of Gozor's return.


Weighing approximately 900 pounds, right?

/I see what I did there
 
2007-09-06 11:31:29 PM  
I don't know why, but 'beefareeno' just made me laugh so hard I had to run to the can. Some stray immature giddy neuron...

/may have had something to do with the half-bottle of mead
//can't be sure
 
2007-09-06 11:32:46 PM  
Considering that during one of the heatwaves this summer a lot of reporters seemed to go to Charlotte(?) and reported on how those horse are pulled if the temp get above 98(?) and they are required to carry water for the horses, this really makes them look bad.
They could not get off their fat asses for 2! years to check the condition of the horses is reprehensible.

They should be forced to be hooked up to rickshaws for the summer and see how THEY like it (better if someone checked their temperature the vet way-and in public twice a day).

They bring in a decent amount of money to the city, and they are a tourist attraction, that people like..

Unfortunately I would not surprised is all they get is a quick glance when they leave the stables in the morning.
 
2007-09-06 11:32:48 PM  
Who does your taxes?
 
2007-09-06 11:35:18 PM  
Why does that flaming horse scene (new window) from the PS game Parasite Eve come to mind?
 
2007-09-06 11:55:58 PM  
Embden.Meyerhof: Who does your taxes?

You know, Mr. Tully, you are a most fortunate individual. You have been a participant in the biggest interdimensional cross rip since the Tunguska blast of 1909!
 
2007-09-07 12:04:19 AM  
Bloody William: It's really horrible to walk along 60th street and see all of those horses just queued up, like depressed, breathing taxis.

I sometimes get caught in traffic on Central Park South between the horses and a convoy of garbage trucks.

Must be Thursdays...I never did get the hang of Thursdays.
 
2007-09-07 12:04:24 AM  
No vet for 2 years? Disgusting.
Working in extreme conditions? Sad, but sometimes needed.
People can be abusive assholes sometimes, but sometimes what the uneducated masses don't understand is that most working horses get treated very well, usually better than the humans who do the caring. This is obviously not the case for this article, but in my barn I can assure you my ponies get top quality care, while I am treated like shiat everyday.

Of course then there is the linked article about how PETA wants all carriage horses off the streets because one horse died. The horse had worked in the carriage industry for seventeen years, which means she had to be somewhere in her twenties - is it possible that she just died of old age??! Oh no, it's always people!
Friggin' alarmists.
*rolls eyes*

If PETA had their way, no animal would ever die ever ever for any reason at all. Even by natural causes.

/horse trainer by profession
//seen plenty of real cases of abuse they could go after
///animals die - get over it.
 
2007-09-07 12:04:48 AM  
Rusty!
 
2007-09-07 12:05:20 AM  
While the welfare of the horses is in hands other than mine, I would like to say how unsociable those horses are. I tried to pet some of them (how can I not, I love horses) and most of them were pretty cranky. If they're not people-friendly, they shouldn't be out where little kids will want to come up and pet them.

I do kinda feel a bit sorry for them though.
 
2007-09-07 12:08:13 AM  
I have exceeded my daily exposure to horse penis for the day. Thanks fark.
 
2007-09-07 12:08:40 AM  
+ 1

For making a great "Seinfeld" reference.
 
2007-09-07 12:12:46 AM  
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This steak still has marks from where the carriage driver was hitting it.
 
2007-09-07 12:12:46 AM  
Must be a slow news day.Some reporter always drudges up some crap about the horses every now and then.
/move along
 
2007-09-07 12:49:32 AM  
Schadenfreudianslip: Why does that flaming horse scene (new window) from the PS game Parasite Eve come to mind?

Parasite Eve FTW. I hope they eventually make a sequel.

/Yeah, that's all I have to say. Screw the topic at hand.
 
2007-09-07 12:50:45 AM  
Regardless of how the horses are treated there today, I'm sure they had it a lot worse back when they were the only way to get around Manhattan.
 
2007-09-07 12:51:23 AM  
 
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