Lisa Kawaquist 
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Re: “Blondie the horse's accident raises moral questions about the carriage tour industry

Okay, the horse startled, slipped and fell, and has now got doctors permission to go back to work. Since everyone's into anthropomorphizing these days, let's look at it this way.

4,585 workers were killed on the job in 2013 [BLS 2013 workplace fatality data*] (3.3 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers) – on average, 88 a week or more than 12 deaths every day. 2.9 MILLION workplace injuries happened in 2013. Should we ban every industry that has had an injury or death in it? Why is one horse slipping more important than the 2.9 million people who are injured on the job in a year?

So if we're going to say that horses are just like people. Blondie had a work related accident, has received treatment, and is ready to go back to work. Along with all the other workers who have gone through the same thing.

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Posted by Lisa Kawaquist on July 29, 2015 at 4:16 PM
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