Letter to the Editor, Globe and Mail, Tuesday January 30, 2001:
What is this city coming to? Sure, we practice equality, but there are limits. So what if
this centaur "accidentally" kicked somebody? Even if it was
"accidentally", then what if he "accidentally" kicks someone off a
subway platform and in front of an oncoming train? Is "accidental" murder
acceptable? I have nothing against him, but then I have nothing against horses either. And
we don't allow horses on the TTC for safety reasons. Not because we don't like horses, but
because they are big and strong and can "accidentally" kill somebody.
I don't want to be killed, "accidentally". Do you?
News item in the Metro paper, Wednesday January 31, 2001:
TORONTO CENTAUR IN CRITICAL CONDITION
Michael Bard, the "Toronto Centaur" (a victim of the mysterious event that
occurred Jan 23) was admitted to Toronto Western Hospital with critical leg and chest
injuries. These injuries occurred when he was struck by a speeding vehicle Tuesday evening
in a crosswalk on Caledonia Rd., north of St. Clair Ave. W., while saving an eight year
old girl from being the victim. It is not know whether or not he will recover. Sergeant
Roy Disero of Toronto police traffic services said officers are consulting with the Crown
before they lay any charges against the driver.