An Animal Rights-Protection-Abolitionist Organization

Animal Person

I've always thought of horse-drawn carriages the way I think about greyhound racing or fur: Most people are against them, so why are they still around? It's dying because of low attendance at a venue that's relatively expensive to maintain. The Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages calls itself "an animal rights-protection-abolitionist organization," which I find interesting. It wants a complete ban prior to the introduction of any other replacement business.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: Re “ Mustangs Stir a Debate on Thinning the Herd ” (front page, July 20): The Bureau of Land Management is charged with protecting wild horses and burros on the Western rangelands. Faced with budgetary constraints, however, it might put to death some of the 30,000 horses it is holding—a herd as big as the community of free horses still roaming the West. Allow them the dignity of freedom. Priscilla Feral President, Friends of Animals Darien, Conn.,