La Ronde removes a horse carousel displaying a cut-off Aboriginal head

The La Ronde de Montréal amusement park has removed a horse carousel with a cut-off Aboriginal head.

A resident of the Kahnawake Mohawk Reserve near Montreal said she heard about the existence of the object and saw it during a visit to La Ronde on Wednesday.

Jessica Hernandez subsequently published on Facebook and Twitter pictures of the man’s head on the saddle.

She said she was shocked to find out, but was satisfied with the withdrawal.

Hernandez said she was disappointed to learn that he had many complaints regarding the ride.

La Ronde spokeswoman Julie Perrone confirmed by e-mail that the horse has been removed..

“The offensive symbol has been withdrawn and we apologize to our guests,” she wrote on Friday.

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Trey Nelson has over six years experience as a teacher, ecologist, zoologist and botanist. She has a B.S. from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in biology from Harvard University Graduate School. His professional expertise in environmental health empacts has been recognized since 1973, when she testified at a New York DEC public hearing in Utica on ground truthing aerial photo wetland mapping by wetland community type. He taught (HS) Physics, Geology, Oceanography, Chemistry and photography from 1970-1980 at Palfrey Street School, Watertown, MA. Aproject: National Cooperative Highway Research Program.

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