Letter to the editor: Horse ‘deposits’ are few and far between

By ROSE EDDY | Cashton

While I was reading the County Line last week, a manure truck was depositing its load on the field adjacent to our backyard, another was spouting manure in a field across the road, and a fleet of trucks was continually jake-braking down the road, hauling manure from the corporate farms in our area.

Amish buggies also passed by, but I neither heard them nor smelled them. We reside between our Amish neighbors and Cashton, and buggies are going by all day, every day. The “deposits” left by the horses are few and far between, stay for only a short time, and are easily avoided.

The resolution adopted by the Town of Clifton Board is unfair and discriminatory. More consideration should be given to requiring motorcyclists and ATV owners to have mufflers on their annoying machines than to require diapering of horses.

Amish residents contribute as much, if not more, to the economy of our communities — and are better neighbors — than many of the people who support this resolution.

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