End the Abuse of New York's Carriage Horses
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End the Abuse of New York's Carriage Horses

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Carriage horses working in New York City are subjected to inhumane treatment and abuse every day of their short lives.

They routinely work at least 9 hours a day, pulling a vehicle that weighs hundreds of pounds over hard pavement, while breathing exhaust from cars, buses and taxis.

At the end of their long days the horses return to tiny stalls in stables housed in former tenement buildings on the far West side of the city, or as Jon Stewart once called it, "the sad-eyed horse carriage district." The cramped space doesn't allow these enormous animals to lie down or to move about freely and get the daily exercise that equine veterinarians agree they need.

Once a horse hits the streets of Manhattan, its life expectancy is cut in half. After a few years of work, injuries and illness usually force the horses into retirement, not to a farm or pasture but to auctions in Pennsylvania where they can be sold to kill-buyers, transported to Mexico and Canada and slaughtered for meat.

It's time to phase out horse-drawn carriages in New York City, and the mistreatment of horses that goes along with them.

Take action today by writing to the New York City Council, and help reach our goal of 30,000 signers by St. Patrick's Day.

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      • over 3 years ago

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    • Loretta Hollings FAIRFAX, VA
      • over 3 years ago

      The suffering of horses in this industry is horrible and it should be eliminated by using the 1920's cars. That way people can get a taste of this era without animal abuse being involved. This situation of using horses today in New York city to pull carriages is no different than back in the early 1900's when the ASPCA under Henry Bergh became instrumental in fighting the horrible abuse of horses in the same scenario.

    • Sandra Unrat ST CONSTANT, CANADA
      • over 3 years ago

      Don,t you have a Heart, Don,t you see, that these Horses work hard enough 9 hrs a day, ect and deserve a fair end of somekind of better reward then SLAUGHTER!! C-544 ect,in canada will see to that and I hope it comes around sooner then possible. enough now....tks

    • Sunny Kim CLIFTON, VA
      • over 3 years ago

      New york.... damn you people...what's the car for?? Use your mind!!!! There are so many cars and tech. improving!!! So shame for New york using innocent poor horses~~

    • Dianne Hillier LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 3 years ago

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