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Avella/Rosenthal ban bill in the NY state legislature.
YOU CAN DO - The most important thing you can
do as an individual
concerned with carriage horses in NYC is to contact your
officials and get them to support the Avella/Rosenthal bill - S667/A997
in the state legislature, which would prohibit the operation of
horse-drawn carriages in NYC. This is not an iconic business
is the carriage drivers and the media that promote that. This
a business that exploits horses and that continues to break
enabled by the City agencies in charge and by the ASPCA. It
is a business that has held NYC hostage for years.
any given day, you will find carriage horses being left
unattended and untethered at the hack line while their drivers
socialize with other drivers and fail to pay attention;
dangerous u-turns in heavy traffic around the Central Park Area.
You will see carriages being overloaded because no one in
authority is monitoring the situation. And this does not even
begin to touch on their living conditions, which include no turnout to
pasture; "legally" working 9 hours a day, 7 days a week;
which are legal, but less than half the size of what experts recommend.
Top 15 Reasons why NYC Should Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages.
- do not be left behind. Please
open your minds and your hearts.
If you do not care about horse welfare - then you need to
consider people and the human safety issue - flimsy open
importantly, the nature of a 1,500-2,000 pound animal whose first
instinct is to flee the scene when frightened becoming an unwitting
weapon. Around the world people have been killed
out-of-control carriage horses spooking -- both passers by and those in
carriages. A five-year old girl; an
elderly woman, a young boy. It is only a matter of time
it happens in NYC because the conditions are ripe.
Please help to bring NYC into the 21st century and help
this dangerous business to the coal bins of history.
In September 2013, NYC will hold a primary election for
mayor with the election following in November. We must elect
someone who is smart, fair, democratic, compassionate and who will shut
down the horse carriage business. Bill deBlasio, who is running
on the Democrat ticket, has said he would -- see this article. Visit his official web site Bill deBlasio for mayor.
bill to support to prohibit horse-drawn carriages in NYC. -- Click Here
the electric car bill is a sham and will hurt the horses
-- Click Here
you witness any sort of abuse concerning carriage horses --
whether direct or a carriage working where it shouldn't, please let us
know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I may suggest you contact the ASPCA, but it is crucial that you let us
know so we can track the complaints.
must get this information: 4-digit license plate on the
back of the carriage; 4-digit engraved number on the left front hoof of
the horse- this might be hard to get, in which case, a description of
the horse; the time, exact location, description of the driver;
describe the incident
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