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CITY CARRIAGE HORSES THAT NEED
NOT HAVE DIED

July 26, 1982

To the Editor:

It was with a sense of horror and outrage that I read about three carriage horses dying of the heat. To my mind, there are few New York City sights more depressing than those sad, old, sick horses lined up along Central Park South in freezing rain or blazing heat.

There is absolutely nothing picturesque or quaint about a horse and buggy
standing amid a cacophony of traffic noise, exposed to exhaust fumes and
weather extremes. It is a pathetic, if not downright barbaric, scene.

Humane considerations aside, these poor nags are as much of an eyesore on
the cityscape as bag ladies or beggars. The horse-and-buggy lineup does
little to enhance the city's charm - indeed, it often offends more people
than it enchants. Surely there are less sadistic ways to get around town.

JANET KRAMER
Woodmere, L.I., July 21, 1982

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