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the inhumane, unsafe


horse-drawn carriages

inNew York City
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Sign our petition to Mayor deBlasio and the NY City council  to ban horse-drawn carriages this year!  Click here.  

Letter in Times Ledger - 2/19/14 
Horse Carriage Drivers Need to Update 

Blog 1/19/14  
NYC Public Forum on Animal Issues 
testimony on the carriage horse issue

Blog 1/5/14
The Carriage Horse ban and the Great Betrayal  
What is Wrong with the Media?  

NY Times  - 12/20/13

Carriage Driver is Charged with Animal Cruelty 

Carriage Horse Stables, Neglect and Animal Cruelty

Blog 11/29/13
Lies and Desperation  - the NYC horse-carriage trade

Op-Ed:  The Last Days of NYC's   
Horse-Drawn Carriage Empire Are Here

on One Green Planet - October 25, 2013 by Elizabeth Forel

New article about the mayoral candidates; the non existent electric cars; horse-less carriages;the entitled carriage trade; what will happen to the horses; whydoesn't the City create new industries for everyone who loses theirjob?  


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71/2year study reveals a very high turnover of NYC carriage horsesaveraging71 per year.  529 have turned over since the end of2005. 

WHATYOU CAN DO -The most important thing you can do as an individual concernedwith  carriage horses in NYC is to contact yourelectedofficialsand get them to support the Avella/Rosenthal bill - S667/A997in thestate legislature, which would prohibit the operation of horse-drawncarriages in NYC.  This is not an iconic business- it is thecarriage drivers and the media that promote that.  This is abusiness that exploits horses and  that continues to breakthelaw, enabled by the City agencies in charge and by the ASPCA.  It is a business that has held NYC hostage for years. 

Onany given day, you will find carriage horses beingleft unattendedand untethered at the hack line while their drivers socialize withother  drivers and fail to pay attention; making dangerousu-turnsin heavy traffic around the Central Park Area. You will seecarriages being overloaded because no one in authority is monitoringthe situation.  And this does not even begin to touch on theirliving conditions, which include no turnout topasture; "legally"working 9 hours a day, 7 days a week; stalls,which are legal,butless than half the size of what experts recommend.  See TheTop15 Reasons why NYC Should Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages. 

Politicians- do not be leftbehind.  Pleaseopen your minds and your hearts. If you do not care abouthorsewelfare - then you need to consider people and  the humansafetyissue - flimsy open carriages; most importantly, the nature of a1,500-2,000 pound animal whose first instinct is to flee the scene whenfrightened becoming an unwitting weapon.  Around the worldpeoplehave been killed because of out-of-control carriage horsesspooking -- both passersby and those in carriages.  Afive-yearold girl; an elderly woman, a young boy.   It is only a matteroftime before it happens in NYC  because the conditions areripe.  Please help to bring NYC into the 21st century andhelprelegate this dangerous business to the coal bins of history. 

The only bill to support to prohibit horse-drawn carriages inNYC. --Click Here

Why the electric car bill is a sham and will hurt the horses--Click Here

Whytheindustry is playing along -- Click Here

If you witness any sort of abuse concerning carriage horses--whether direct or a carriage working where it shouldn't, please letusknow at suggest you contact the ASPCA, but it is crucial that you letusknow so we can track the complaints.

Youmust get this information:4-digit license plate on theback of the carriage; 4-digit engravednumber on the left front hoof ofthe horse- this might be hard to get,in which case, a description ofthe horse; the time, exact location,description of the driver;describe the incident

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Coalition To Ban
Horse-Drawn Carriages

A Committee of the Coalition For New York City Animals, Inc.

The Coalition for
NYC Animals, Inc.

P.O. Box 20247
Park West Station
New York, NY 10025


To honor
Bobby II Freedom
former NYC carriage horse previously known as Billy ID# 2873 rescued by the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages and Equine Advocates on June 25, 2010 from the New Holland auctions.

In memory of
Lilly Rose O'Reilly
former NYC carriage horse previously known as Dada ID# 2711 R.I.P.August, 2007