Ban Horse Drawn Carriages in Kansas City

Ban Horse Drawn Carriages in Kansas City

    1. Kyle Rhodes
    2. Petition by

      Kyle Rhodes

      Kansas City, United States

This petition is to exploit the cruel labor these horses endure year round. Horses hooves are not meant to be spending the day walking on this kind of surface. In the summer, conditions are extremely humid and the pavement gets extremely hot with temperatures reaching 110 degrees. The location from which they walk the horses to the plaza is about a 45 minute walk. Sadly, winter is not any better. Recently, the plaza has invested in two new "carriages".  One is a sleigh that holds about ten people. The other is a trolley that holds over twenty.  Forcing horses to pull oversized loads isn't romantic, it's cruel and inhumane.  Furthermore, these carriages endanger the horses with the heavy traffic the Country Club Plaza sees every year.  In turn, these animals can suffer from respiratory illnesses from breathing in exhaust, and leg problems from constant walking on pavement.  Finally, horses are very sensitive to loud and unexpected sounds.  The Plaza sits in the middle of the city and always sees heavy traffic. If a horse is spooked, it's a hazard for everyone. These animals do not deserve to suffer daily for the frivolous entertainment of people. They deserve to have a voice, let's be their voice and be the change!

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Ban Horse Drawn Carriages in Kansas City

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    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. News Update

      Kyle Rhodes
      Petition Organizer

      Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that 41 Actions news did a story on the horse-drawn carriages on Friday! I was surprised at the reaction of many people, who gave response like "What does he think amish people do?" or "Does he think they stay inside after the plaza?" First, Im not trying to ruin people's WAY OF LIFE. That's their only way of transportation. Second, I clearly know they're outside. The difference is they stand on soft ground, no blinders, no people strapped to their back, no cars speeding by. Though I'm so thankful for the news segment, it's perceived I want them only out of the cold. No, I want them gone completely, year round. However, since the news segment Ive heard from witnesses say the actually WITNESSED a horse GIVING BIRTH in the parking garage. That completely invalidates the mans statement that the horses give off signals if they are not okay, after my interview. The reviews I saw were disappointing, but EXTREMELY motivating. Will keep you posted, thanks!

    3. Reached 500 signatures

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    • Lena French-Smith PLATTE CITY, MO
      • 21 days ago

      I have lived almost my entire life around horses, they are beautiful animals and don't deserve this kind of treatment, theses horses are being used for profit ONLY and the caretakers don't really care for them. I have been on the plaza a plenty of times and I have seen a few of these horses that were limping. I know that city people cant really tell whether the horse is lame or not but I can and it just makes me mad every time and I want to do something about this cruelty.

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    • Lena French-Smith PLATTE CITY, MO
      • 21 days ago

      Every time i go to the plaza i see all these happy people going on with their everyday lives and getting rides in the horse drawn carriages and not knowing what the horse goes through every single day of its life. These horse are used for profit ONLY!! This is wrong in so many ways. Please stop horse drawn carriage abuse.

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    • KERRY MICHEL VISTA, CA
      • 3 months ago

      Horses suffer and it should end now.

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    • Jose A Rivera Jr KISSIMMEE, FL
      • 4 months ago

      Caring for such animals is a responsibity of all mankind.

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    • Dawn Curtis OLATHE, KS
      • 4 months ago

      I am against cruelty towards all animals.

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