Clipped horse indicates need to examine tour bus industry

Re: Tourist taken on wild ride after horse clipped by bus (News, Aug. 8)

Re: Tourist taken on wild ride after horse clipped by bus (News, Aug. 8)

If the horse was “clipped on its shoulder by a tour bus,” then where is the logic in city councillors “looking into the incident to determine whether further restrictions should be put on the industry”?

The Clydesdale horse in question is by nature happiest at this job. Contrary to the Friends of Animals group, work horses would not prefer to be treated like a lap dog.

Moreover, horses pulling the carriages through Victoria appear to be extremely well cared for, otherwise professional veterinarians would speak out. Perhaps it is the riders of these carriages who need to apply some common sense, grab hold of the reins, and realize that the horse is made more afraid from “the scream.”

What is tragic is that many tour buses go unchecked in regards to driving infractions, damaged low tree branches, traffic disruptions, and the crowding of cyclists — not to mention the belting out of noxious and highly toxic fumes.

So, the facts, as stated in this article, only confirm one logical conclusion: look into the incident to determine whether further restrictions should be put on the tour bus industry.

Allison Star




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