Horses don't belong in traffic or anywhere in the city ("Baltimore Arabbers on edge after rash of run-ins with cars," March 5). It is a horrible life for them. They are scared, nervous, bored all denied all their ordinary social needs.
I would have thought we had advanced further than this as a society and had left behind us the forced toil of innocent, speechless sentient creatures in an alien environment. These periodic debates about Arabbers never acknowledge the plainly obvious fact that these horses have terrible lives working in the busy streets with traffic and noise all around them.
New York City is ending the "tradition" of forcing horses to pull tourist carriages in the city. That's enlightenment! Baltimore should once and for all end this cruel practice.
Stewart Lyons, Lutherville
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