End Cruel, Outdated Horse-Drawn Carriages in New York City

Target: Melissa Mark-Viverito, Speaker of NYC’s City Council

Goal: Write legislation to ban horse-drawn carriages from New York City.

A horse recently collapsed while pulling a carriage through Central Park. Chris Emanus, the horse’s owner, claims that the horse had simply gotten a hoof stuck in a crack in the pavement, causing him to stumble and fall. According to Emanus, the horse was checked out by a vet shortly after the incident and was given a clean bill of health, but that hasn’t stopped anti-carriage activists from demanding an independent investigation.

While this horse was lucky enough to get through this ordeal without any apparent injuries, many other carriage horses in New York have not been so lucky. Over the past few years, dozens of incidents — some fatal — have highlighted just how dangerous it is for horses to work in a city as busy and congested as NYC. Bill de Blasio, the city’s mayor, had previously tried to pass a bill that would ban horse-drawn carriages on the streets of Manhattan. Though the bill failed, City Council has announced that it’s now working on new legislation. Tell the City Council to support a ban on all horse-drawn carriages in New York City by signing below.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Councilwoman Mark-Viverito,

New York City is no place for a horse. The recent collapse of a carriage horse in Central Park last week is just the latest carriage-related incident to happen in the last few years. There have been reports of horses being forced to work in 90 degree heat, collapsing from exhaustion, and being denied basic care.

All of these instances speak to the need for a citywide ban on horse-drawn carriages. I ask that City Council consider implementing such a ban in pending legislation regarding this issue.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Sheila in Moonducks

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10 Comments

  1. please, please put a stop to this! I lived there for 30 years, I love NY but this has to stop. These poor horses are miserable . This is the most unnatural place for them as they inhale car exhaust , have gotten hit by both cars and buses and hurt their hoofs on the hard asfult. Not to mention the heat and the cold they endure. Please retire these horses asap.

  2. DUCCIO CECCHINI says:

    BASTA SFRUTTAMENTO DEGLI ESSERI SENZIENTI
    ANDATE IN GIRO A PIEDI

  3. Don’t let this be a symbol of one of the worlds’ greatest cities.

  4. The abuse of these poor horses needs to stop permanently.

    • Äh… Also, wenn irgendein Freund von dir ein Foto hochlädt, dann sollst jedes mal gefragt werden, ob du das eventuell sein könntest? Die Person, die das Foto hochlädt weiß doch im Zwlsleeifafl am besten, wer auf dem Bild drauf ist.

  5. this damn animal cruelty must be abolished worldwide.
    in today’s time have the animals not to work, and Certainly not in the traffic
    for the transports we TAXIS
    people who want to ride in the coach are all pure Egoists or without brain

  6. BAN THE CRUEL HORSE CARRIAGES FOR GOOD FOR THE HORSES NOW.

  7. I AM COMPLETLY AGAINST HORSE CARRIAGES IN NEW YORK, IT HAS TO BE BANNED NEW YORK IS NO PLACE FOE HORSES PULLING HEAVY CARRIAGES WITH CARS AND POLUTION ALL AROUND THEM, BUT MAKE SURE THE HORSES ARE WELL TAKEN CARE OF IF & WHEN IT IS BANNED, DONT SEND THESE HORSES TO SLAGHTER SEND THEM TO A HORSE SANCTURY WHERE THEY CAN BE HORSES FREE TO GRAZE ON GRASS WHEN THEY WANT, FREE TO RUN, PLEASE MAKE SURE THESE HORSES ARE WELL CARED FOR.

  8. Anne Moeller Anne Moeller says:

    Stop the use of horse drawn carriages and start walking tours! Better for the animals and good excercise for people!

  9. Kathryn Irby says:

    Stop the incessant and blatant abuse of these horses by making them tote tourists around, EXCLUSIVELY AND SIMPLY FOR PROFIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ANIMAL WELFARE OVER PROFITS!!

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