Lower the maximum temperature for which horse-drawn carriages are allowed to operate
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As Mohandas K. Gandhi once said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
There is no reason horses in the city of Chicago should have to pull people around in 90 degree weather. It is 88 degrees outside today and there are horse-carriages everywhere. The city of Chicago's current regulation on horse-carriages is that they can operate when the temperature gets up to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. I propose we lower the maximum temperature in which horse-carriages can operate to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a very reasonable request and it will help the animals out greatly. The city of Chicago needs to stop allowing these animals to suffer in the heat. There have been many instances where horses have died of heat stroke from hot summer heat and humidity. Horses may even suffer from dehydration. Horses can easily be overworked and this is even worse in very hot weather. Making horses carry heavy carriages around all day in hot weather borders animal abuse. The pavement gets much hotter than the air temperature. Horse's hooves will get damaged from the extremely hot temperatures of the pavement. Show you care by lowering the maximum temperature in which horse-carriages can operate in Chicago to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. We cannot condone animal cruelty in the city of Chicago.
Here are some links of incidents involving horse-carriages:
- Mayor City of Chicago
- Chicago City Clerk
- 42nd Ward Alderman Chicago
- 27th Ward Alderman Chicago
Walter Burnett Jr
Please lower the maximum temperature for horse-drawn carriages in Chicago to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. These horses are suffering in the hot weather and deserve better.
On a 90 degree day the pavement was tested and found to be 140 degrees. The street absorbs the heat and gets much hotter than the air temperature. This makes the temperatures even more unbearable for the horses. Some horses have collapsed from heat and dehydration while pulling carriages.
I want to help stop animal cruelty in Chicago, and these horses are suffering.
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