Ban the use of police horses for riot control

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Mounted police are a welcome sight at county fairs, parks, and patrolling under normal conditions in the city.  One place they do not belong is in a riot situation. It is unconscionable and inhumane to put animals, who have no choice in the matter, into a violent riot where bricks, fireworks and Molotov cocktails are being thrown at them.

Police have other options for crowd control. They can ride motorcycles or mopeds, which are just as nimble as a horse and are easily repaired if damaged by protesters.  The only excuse I could find online to use a horse is that horses are "intimidating" -- apparently not, if people are throwing bricks at them!

No matter which side you are on of the current situation, it is 2020, not 1920, and there's absolutely no need for an innocent animal to be involved in these completely human-created violent situations.  Please sign this petition and put an end to this practice.