What hubris? It's time we rid our society of pompous elitists whose anthropomorphic ideology is doing more damage to animals and those who actually care for them then we can possibly imagine.
Thomas Dixon is a once in a lifetime candidate who would be real medicine for the ills which plague society and our legislative branch.
Forget the e-mails, the FBI needs to investigate Hillary for committing a murder on live TV.
Lots of pro carriage tour people in this thread, which is kind of funny. The people who keep utilizing this industry are the obnoxious fat-ass tourists wearing chunky white New Balances and cargo shorts who hail from Ohio and that in literally every other circumstance, everyone claims to loathe.
Dandy Warhols. Cause I like them, yeah I like them and I'm feeling so Bohemian like them. Woo hoo hoo.
Uh yeah, No thanks. I'll take a heaping plate of the cochinillo but I do not want to hear the poor little bastard squealing on his way out. Can Barna and I just show up when dinner's ready?
First visit and this observation nailed it:
Like a date that starts out hot and heavy, but then snubs you for someone else halfway through the party — Was it something I said? — on one occasion, my once-attentive waiter vanished shortly after the first course. Varying runners made sure the job ultimately got done, but the contrasting attention levels were hard to ignore.
Told you guys months ago, prior to his opening, that this place would rule. Perla was one of my favorites when he was there. The polpo is some of the best I've ever had. Mike was never a halfway kinda guy. Expect the best from this place every time and don't expect it to eventually slack off like many of the other places here in the Chuck. Dios te bendiga por el Polpo Michael. Permite tener algunos menudo en el menú.
Well said. I am very impressed with Pastor Dixon. He really listens, speaks very well on the issues I hold dear, is fearless. It takes so much courage for a good man or woman to run for office. He has studied all the issues well. He is a must for our state and nation. He has worked hard for this opportunity to serve! Lets give him that opportunity.
Could not agree more. Carriages were charming at first, now they are a major headache for residents (and have been for years), and MANY tourists as well find the sight of these horses groaning under the weight of too many people an absolutely deplorable sight. They cause traffic problems and it's cruel and harms the reputation of our city---why on earth would we continue them? And as to those who think losing a hoof is nothing: what about the many carriage horses that have been gravely injured over the years, and had to be put down? What about the resident who was killed in a carriage accident several years ago, and the many others who've been injured? The cars that have been totaled? Is it worth it? Not to these victims.
Wow!!! Here's you're point...I think....with change comes change. I love the horse drawn carriages! But YOU through THIS piece you wrote opened my mind and my heart allowing me to ask myself the question....if the goal is touring and nostalgia both of which I love, is there an alternative other than more cars...of course there is! So thanks for your article, I get it! Let's invite the city's leaders to consider new possiblities while honoring the past...something done pretty well here😊 One last thing...consider referring to the Red Sox as opposed to that other team....yea.....I know....Deb
I couldn't agree with your assessment of Thomas Dixon more. I have had the privilege of meeting him and getting to know him this past year, and I know without a doubt that he is an authentic man who is knows what it is like to try to live, work, and raise a family in SC. This is a man who will not forget us when he gets to Washington!
Stegelin's cartoon is not only racist but it is also very stupid.
The problem we in the carriage industry face is that those that seek to end our industry don't know the facts nor do they care to. They believe that feelings equate fact and that's simply not true. You may feel that you are doing something positive by ending the carriage industry but the reality is that you are dooming the animals you claim to be fighting for.
We rescue them from auction and provide them with a second career. These animals are not considered adoptable and are born and raised to be working animals. When you remove them from a work environment you place them in a bad situation. What do you think will happen to these animals when the industry is no longer allowed to care for them? Slaughter houses in Canada and Mexico love draft horses and mules because they have more meat on them. They attend the same auctions we do. If you remove the animals from our care they will likely end up back at auction without us to save them.
There has also never been a heat related incident or death in Charleston. We monitor the animal's internal temp after every tour and react to any elevation in temp. People fail to realize that what would be considered "heavy" for you and I to move is not heavy for a draft horse or draft mule. Also learn what friction coefficient is and how it reduces the effect of the weight on a carriage with wheels.
Concerning traffic in Charleston; carriages are not the problem. Impatient and rude vehicle operators who think their timeline is more important than pedestrian and equine safety are the problem. They speed through town, cut corners turning onto road and into alleys, and honk the horn at anyone that slows them down. They are dangerous not the 3mph carriage.
Thank you Mr. Cohen for your article. You are correct, it's time for a change, it's time to evolve and decide which options work best for everyone. Walking tours,PediCabs, electric cars and maybe even a dedicated Horse Park. There are several solid options. The Post & Courier poll indicated that 60% of the people who took the poll wanted to ban the Carriages completely and 37% were not in favor of a ban. I wonder if the 60% who wanted a ban would be willing to compromise? Your words "gimmick" and "bush league" are very descriptive and it does feel that way when I see the daily Carriage tours. Historically speaking, when a society begins to shift it's views on an issue with injustice or other emotional concerns at it's core, there is no turning back. Resistance is to be expected, but it doesn't last forever because one person at a time starts to question the status quo and somewhere in that process they are educated and make their own choice. With a casual "search" I can count 200,000 people across the world who are calling for a stop to the Carriage Tour gimmick. Their signatures and comments come from every corner of the planet. Will those 200,000 people still want to come visit Charleston if they are uncomfortable with the perceived "exploitation" of the horses? I support your article.
And by the way, carriage tours were here long before 1972. Ask Joe Riley. So about the only "fact" in your article is wrong. I would say you should leave the writing to writers. You clearly don't have the chops for it.
I have been to restaurants from NYC to Paris. 2 star restaurants in Italy and delicious restaurants in Napa. Le Farfalle can comfortably fit in compete and yes surpass most of them. The wine is extraordinary the food is without competition and the service is like eating at a family reunion.
The New York Times is a biased rag. And who you calling lowest common denominator beeyotch.
Hitler was a madman who thought exterminating an entire race was sound thinking.
Trump is a visionary and a catalyst for change we need a position of strength in America .
Obama goes to China and they dont even roll out a set of steps for Air Force One? he has to take the rear emergency exit? The president of the Philippines call him a" son of a whore"/?
That is how we get respected internationally?
He may not be a polished politician but bet your ass they will be respectful .
" Speak softly and carry a big stick" Teddy Roosevelt
"The tree of liberty must sometimes be watered with the blood of patriots and tyrants"
"Make America great again" Donald Trump
These are all bold statements flush with controversy.
There are a lot of things i wish were different about Trump as a former soldier i believe hes the best choice.
Please people not Hillary anything but Hillary.
Wow. How did your editor approve this tripe? We've become the darling of the world, so let's get rid of everything that made Charleston a success? Did you even bother to visit one of the stables? Did you do any research on the capacity of horse rescues? Did you bother to read the recent articles on the 44,000 horses that will be slaughtered by the BLM? I would guess that you are just trying to get into the pants of some pale vegan chick and you thought this might seal the deal. What a self-righteous pile of garbage.
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