Uploaded on Jun 17, 2011
You need to know that the Horse organizations has decided to fight our concerns. Instead of embracing our recommendations they don't. Ray LaHood and NHTSA has also decided to fight our cause.
LOOK AT THE TRAILER....right to the point.....would you let your children be driven around in an open trailer tied by a rope going 55,60,70 or even 75? Then why is a horse any different?
The trailer is homemade with no standards and no quality.
t's still unclear what caused a horse trailer to flip on the H-1 freeway Sunday, resulting in the death of a five year-old gelding.
The accident is eerily similar to one that happened in 2003 less than a mile away.
"When I first heard about it -- you know -- that's all that came back to me," said horse owner and artist, Patrick Ching.
News of the death of a young horse on the H-1 Freeway hit artist Patrick Ching hard.
"I know the people that loved the horse raised the horse are just going through ah...I know what they're going through," said Ching.
He knows the owners and knows what they're going through.
In 2003, his horse Sunny was killed in the same area after a motorcycle blasted past the trailer Sunny was riding in.
Sunny was startled by the loud burst and jumped over the top of the uncovered trailer.
Efforts to save him failed.
Ching was on the Big Island when the accident occurred.
"You go into the disbelief for awhile and then of course asking yourself what could have been done different," said Ching.
Several months after Sunny's death the city council passed a law to protect horses in transport, requiring covered trailers when horses are on public roadways.
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