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Dear PoPville – I’m Tired of All the Horseshit, Literally

by Prince Of Petworth May 1, 2013 at 1:30 pm 60 Comments

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Dear PoPville,

I’m tired of the horseshit, literally.

I understand there are a lot of double standards in this city, but one I just can’t wrap my head around is that of the mounted police. I live near the MPD stables and have found that when they are exercising or employing their mounted force, the police officers don’t clean up after their equine companions.

If the police horse is considered an animal, then it should have to be cleaned up after just like any other domesticated pet. If I allowed my dog to defecate in public, and didn’t clean up after her, I would be subject to a hefty fine.

Why the double standard? Why can’t the horses be cleaned up after? I’ve contacted Mayor Vincent’s office, but heard no response.

The first photo is of horse waste on the Ellington Bridge near the stables. The second photo is at the Cherry Blossom Festival near the Jefferson Monument.

Ed. Note: I believe those horses are Park Police and not MPD.

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