– Jen Utley via PhillyMag.com (the quote… she's not the horse)
You’re probably asking yourself– the fuck?
You see, way back, when Nucky Thompson ran shit and people spoke in an odd staccato, horses used to jump off 40-foot-high platforms at Steel Pier in Atlantic City for the amusement of us humans (yeah, prohibition sucked). Now NBC New York is reporting that there is a plan to bring back horse diving to the Jersey Shore…and no, that’s not a clever way of saying that we’ll get to watch juiceheads ride Snooki off an elevated plane (darn).
Naturally, with this news, Philly Mag writer Victor Fiorillo reached out to Philly’s resident animal activist, Jen Utley, to get her thoughts on the plan. As you can see above, she doesn’t like it.
I’m still torn on the idea, to be honest. My fucked-up side thinks watching a confused steed plummet 40 feet to what it probably thinks is its death would be exhilarating. But, my sane side tells me that it’s a horrible idea, and would be torturous to the poor animals.
Perhaps just reliving this craziness on YouTube is the way to go. Hop it for the video.