Letters to the Editor

City Council should ban horse-drawn carriages

Can there be any doubt that carriages do not belong in Beaufort? Life on the streets is misery for the horses who have to pull oversized loads in heavy traffic and in arduous weather conditions. In the summer, they breathe in lung-searing exhaust fumes and plod along scorching asphalt. They constantly must avoid collisions with careless or impatient drivers -- not always successfully. How many horses must drop to the street before City Council bans carriages for good?

Jennifer O'Connor

Norfolk, Va.

Editor's note: O'Connor is a staff member for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.