Salt Lake City

Mayor's Office Responds to News of Carriage Horse Death

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 26, 2013
Contact: Art Raymond
801-547-2659



Mayor's Office Responds to News of Carriage Horse Death

 

 

 

 

 

SALT LAKE CITY – We were saddened to learn this afternoon that Jerry the horse died on Friday following his collapse over a week ago in an incident that investigators have attributed to a bout of colic. We are also extremely disappointed that the owners of Carriage for Hire chose not to publicly share this information in a timely manner.

 

Mayor Becker is fully supportive of Councilman Charlie Luke’s call for research on, and potential reevaluation of, current City ordinance governing carriage business licensing (see Councliman Luke’s statement here: https://www.facebook.com/charlieluke/posts/10201255443981145)

 

Following this series of events, the appropriate action for the City is to decide whether or not continuing to license carriage businesses is a good fit for our community.