City’s Most Depressing Horse Stable Closed Down

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Two wild horses walk through a field July 7, 2005 in Eureka, Nevada. The Bureau of Land Management is gathering wild horses in the American West, where an estimated 37,000 wild horses roam free. Many of the horses that are gathered are put up for adoption while others are treated with birth control and released back to the wild.EUREKA, NV - JULY 07:  Two wild horses walk through a field July 7, 2005 in Eureka, Nevada. The Bureau of Land Management is gathering wild horses in the American West, where an estimated 37,000 wild horses roam free. Many of the horses that are gathered are put up for adoption while others are treated with birth control and released back to the wild. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images2005 Getty Images

At Cedar Lane Stables in Queens, horses live in "what appear to be repurposed shipping containers," and six of them have died since last summer, the New York Times reports. The problem, the stable contends, is that, under its current system, horse owners are responsible for their own animals' care, and they keep abandoning them. So the city is making the stable shut down for six months to renovate, change its boarding system, and stop being the most depressing place ever.