Stop Deadly Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

horses suffer in Salt Lake City's Utah horse drawn carriage businesses

Target: Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker

Goal: End deadly horse drawn carriage rides in Salt Lake City

Horses are forced to suffer for hours in blistering heat, pulling tourists around the city streets of Salt Lake City for hours on end. Many horses suffer and die from heat exhaustion or endure painful injuries caused by cars and unsafe road conditions. Please tell Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker that horses do not belong on city streets slaving away for humans’ selfish entertainment. Urge him to enact a ban on horse darwn carriages in Salt lake City immediately.

Recent footage showed a horse that had collapsed from heat exhaustion on a public road in Salt Lake City. The temperature was 98 degrees that day and the horse was forced to pull around a heavy carriage loaded with sightseers all day long. He became so heat stricken he could not stand. Onlookers were horrified to watch the callous removal of this horse by means of rope and a forklift. The horse was then dragged to the owner’s barn where it was hoisted inside; his fate remains unknown at this time. This magnificent creature did not deserve a lifetime of slavery and the horrific death which he surely succumbed to.

This horse was only one of several that are abused in the horse drawn carriage business, enduring a lifetime of agony and pain. Please tell Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker to end the horse slavery and immediately ban all horse drawn carriage rides in Salt Lake City.


Dear Ralph Becker,

As mayor of Salt Lake City I am sure you have heard of the disturbing event in which a horse recently fell ill on the streets of Salt Lake City and was callously dragged away with a forklift and ropes. This horse is just one of many forced to pull passengers endlessly, day in, day out in the horse drawn carriage business. These magnificent creatures do no deserve the horrific life they are forced into by greedy humans; please immediately ban all horse drawn carriage activity in Salt Lake City.

Horse drawn carriage entertainment is a disgusting business based on slavery and greed. Please end the needless suffering of countless horses in this evil business and immediately enact a ban on horse drawn carriages in Salt Lake City.


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Photo Credit: Chania horse carriage via Wikimedia Commons

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  1. Horses have been my companions in several periods of my life, and no being deserves to be treated as callously as those poor beings are. If the only way they can force the greedy moneygrubbers profiting from the misery of other beings is to stop the trade, then do so immediately! Mr. Mayor, be a REAL man, and step up to the plate and end the suffering, otherwise you do not deserve to be called Mayor!!

  2. marilena bettega says:

    Assolutamente deve finire questo orrore signor sindaco, non si possono far soffrire questi splendidi animali solo per l’egoismo di cderti turist!!!! inaudito ma come si può essere così insensibili e crudeli!!!

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