Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Good for Alexis!
Since her appearances on “The Apprentice,” I had always pegged Alexis Stewart, Martha's daughter, as a bit of a dick (I would have used the “c” word but it’s soooo naughty, and anyway, I save it for real cunts like Ann Coulter or Victoria Toensing).
She usually seemed to have a smug, bored-with-it-all attitude, and her little lectures to the contestants were hilarious when you understand that she was only on that side of the interview table because she won the lucky gene lottery.
But, I have to say, she’s on the side of the angels on the carriage horse issue.
Because this has always been one of my pet peeves about NYC. These poor horses are forced to pull some overweight goober from Iowa around Central Park so he can show his housefrau of a mate how romantic he is. Clomping on cement, breathing in car and bus fumes, freezing cold in the winter, and, probably even worse, enduring one of New York’s 90+ degree, 100 percent humidity summer days. Not a pleasant life.
A few weeks ago, Spotty, one of the horses, was being brought back to his stables on the west side (they don’t stay in the park) and was spooked by traffic, bolted, and ran into a cab. The horse was so severely injured it had to be destroyed.
"Horse-drawn carriages aren't just cruel to the horses who are forced to work long hours in extreme weather conditions while walking on hard pavement and inhaling exhaust fumes all day long," Stewart wrote to Mayor Bloomberg on behalf of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. "They are equally dangerous to riders, drivers, pedestrians and motorists."
Unfortunately, our billionaire Republican mayor says the carriages won’t be banned. Fucker.
Posted by J at 2:12 PM
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