Repeal the Horse diaper requirement for Hunting Island Beach Rides

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Repeal the Horse diaper requirement for Hunting Island Beach Rides

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Christine Quinn started this petition to Hunting Island SCPRT

The requirement of a "horse diaper" to ride on the beach is not only unrealistic and impractical, it is patently unsafe for the riders. This piece of equipment requires desensitization and special training for its use. The expectation that someone can just show up and slap it on without serious repercussions to health and safety is ridiculous. Horses are by nature a flight animal, and now you are asking people to slap a gadget on the tail end of a horse that will bounce and slap against them as they are ridden? Cue the reactions of bucking, rearing, taking off, dumping riders, horses running loose....all because the horses fear this  thing they can now not escape.

"Horse manure is a solid waste excluded from federal EPA solid waste regulation because it neither contains significant amounts of hazardous chemicals, nor exhibits hazardous characteristics. The chemical constituents of horse manure are not toxic to humans. Horse guts do not contain significant levels of the two waterborne pathogens of greatest concern to human health risk, Cryptosporidium or Giardia, neither do they contain significant amounts of the bacteria E. coli 0157:H7 or Salmonella. Fungus, viruses, bacteria and worms found in horses have never been shown to infect humans and are unlikely to be zoonotic. .... People who do have occasion to handle horse manure have never been infected by this intimate contact. Humans and other sources within the environment (e.g. wild animals and birds) with their overwhelming population numbers are far more likely than horses to contribute to human health risks. "

Dog crap is far more disgusting, less likely to break down and much more harmful to humans than some random horse manure would ever be...and the actual numbers of horses and riders on the beach are small and insignificant during any given season.

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