LETTER: Phase out Ben Isitt, not horse-drawn carriages

LETTER: Phase out Ben Isitt, not horse-drawn carriages

Coun. Ben Isitt wants to kill the horse-drawn carriage trade in Victoria, which in all likelihood also will mean killing the horses currently pulling these carriages.

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Isitt and Jordan Reichert of the Victoria Horse Alliance are sadly misguided in their efforts.

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Visitors to Victoria do not want to tour the city in an e-vehicle such as a Nissan Leaf – no, they want the tour in a horse-drawn carriage. I have no doubt that the working horses are well treated and well looked after.

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Rather than phase out the carriage trade by 2023, perhaps the voters should phase out Isitt’s tenure on council by the next municipal election.

Roel Hurkens

Victoria