Petition to stop Cruelty to Horses!

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15 Feb 2012 14:46 #1109394363 by LynnGwyneth
Petition to stop Cruelty to Horses! was created by LynnGwyneth
Atlantic City wants to bring back "high-diving horse" acts to its Steel Pier. These acts haven't been around since the 1970s -- and for good reason, as they involve horses and riders leaping or falling from a 40 foot tower into a swimming pool.

But in a strange nod to nostalgia (the popular TV series "Boardwalk Empire" takes place on Atlantic City's Steel Pier in the 1920s, when high-diving horses first became popular), Atlantic City wants to bring this antiquated act back into the present day. And the cruel show could be back as soon as Memorial Day weekend.

Animal lover Jennifer Mishler doesn't think these diving horse acts are "retro" or "nostalgic" -- she thinks they're simply animal cruelty.

So Jennifer started a petition on Change.org to get Atlantic City to cancel its plans to bring back the high-diving horses. Click here to sign Jennifer's petition calling on local officials to keep animal cruelty out of plans to revive tourism in Atlantic City.

Atlantic City also tried to bring back high-diving horses in 1993 -- but a huge backlash caused those plans to be abandoned. Public outcry can do the same now, especially since construction on a horse-diving tower hasn't begun yet. With so many other attractions proposed (beer gardens, games and rides), public pressure will swiftly divert these funds into a tourist attraction that will be more fun, lucrative and animal cruelty-free.

Click here to sign Jennifer's petition calling on Atlantic City to abandon plans to bring out-dated and dangerous high-diving horse acts back to the pier in Atlantic City. Please do sign, even if you live outside of the U.S.

www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-reopen..._source=action_alert

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16 Feb 2012 02:01 #1109394366 by LynnGwyneth
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After hearing from the more than 50,000 people (including you!) who signed a petition started by Jennifer Mishler, tourism developers who were planning to revive a cruel and outdated "high-diving horse" act in Atlantic City have scrapped their plans.

As the Associated Press wrote in an article covering the victory, "the Diving Horse has finally been put out to pasture for good." This article has already appeared in more than 200 newspapers around the globe!

So many thanks to anyone from the site who signed the petition!

abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/plan-bring-b...5600095#.Tzxw4V13ZaW

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Ἀρχίλοχος (c. 680 BC - c. 645 BC)

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