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Guest opinion: Young equestrian opposes slaughterhouses for horses

by Zoe Levitan

Horses are amazing animals. They can be used for riding, therapy, aids to happiness, farm work, and pulling carriages. I consider myself fortunate to be able to get to know these fascinating animals first-hand. I am a dedicated equestrian who goes to the barn every day. Horses bring pure joy. There is nothing better then grooming, riding, and spending time with a horse.

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Zoe Levitan is a 12-year-old girl who lives in Menlo Park and goes to La Entrada Middle School. She and her horse "Tintero" (also called Tinny) compete in rated shows, where the two jump barriers up to 3-feet high.