End horse drawn carriages at Winterval!
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This is a petition to stop the use of those poor horses in waterford carrying people around for winterval. There have been SEVERAL reports of the horses looking exhausted while dragging people around all day. The horses have also slipped and staggered SEVERAL times. There needs to be an end put to this immediately. No more horse drawn carriages! Below is an excerpt from the Munster Express from 23.11.17;
A Facebook user on Sunday said: “I was in town yesterday enjoying all that Winterval has to offer. It gives a wonderful Christmas vibe around the city. Our day was ruined when those poor horses carrying the horse-drawn sleigh came past the carousel, where we were standing. One looked like it was going to collapse, it looked completely ‘bet’. The horse then came skidding towards us with its four legs sideways.”
Jenny, who had a one-year old child in her arms, feared the horse was going to crush them against the carousel gates.
“Other children and adults around were also traumatised by the experience,” said Jenny.
“My sister was so upset she ran after the horses and tried to plead with the workers to stop it, as the horse was still collapsing and sliding against the other horse beside it. The poor horse was completely unsteady on its legs.” Her sister’s pleas “fell on deaf ears” and the sleigh continued to be “dragged around” for the afternoon.
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