Oppose the operation of Horse Drawn Carriages on Marco Island
  • Petitioned Marco Island City Council

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Marco Island City Council
Marco Island City Council

Oppose the operation of Horse Drawn Carriages on Marco Island

    1. Christina Giordano
    2. Petition by

      Christina Giordano

      Marco Island, FL

This industry is inherently inhumane and dangerous. Horses will be allowed to work the crowded and congested streets of Marco Island during tourist season. The slow moving carriage is an accident waiting to happen with carriages pulled by sensitive horses. At 1,000 to 2,000 pounds, the horses, who are flight (not fight) animals, which can spook at the slightest provocation and bolt into traffic, becoming unwitting weapons.

Furthermore, the temperature in Marco Island (even in winter time) can reach to 90 degrees. It doesn't matter what the heat index or temperature is, horses can collapse from exhaustion in 0 degree weather (it's been proven in New York City). Horses range from 1,000 to 2,000 lbs but given a carriage strapped to them that weighs approximately 800lbs, 5-6 people in the carriage weighing an average of 150 lbs each and then having a harness strapped to them is a lot weight for them to be carrying (approx. 1700lbs). Then being slapped on the back by a piece of leather, inhaling exhaust fumes from cars and spending hours "hoofing it" on hard asphalt. Put all those factors into perspective and add tourist traffic with potential accidents, you have a destructive sequence of events.

It is time to shut this industry down and for Marco Island to move into the 21st century with compassion for all beings. Please support this petition to oppose horse drawn carriages on Marco Island.

 

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    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
    2. Plan for horse-drawn carriage business falls flat

      Christina Giordano
      Petition Organizer

      Congratulations to the 537 people who signed my petition!!! Although the petition was not mention it is essentially why the rest of the Marco Island City Council voted against the Horse and Carriage business last night at the City Council meeting. Wayne Waldack fell flat on his face when he was the only one that voted for it (we'll see if he even gets re-elected) While the rest of the council members put up a big "Neigh"...Well done Ladies and Gentlemen. I applaud you! =)

    3. Marco Island votes a big "Neigh" on the Horse and Carriage business!!

      Christina Giordano
      Petition Organizer

      Congratulations to the 537 people who signed my petition!!! Although the petition was not mention it is essentially why the rest of the Marco Island City Council voted against the Horse and Carriage business last night at the City Council meeting. Wayne Waldack fell flat on his face when he was the only one that voted for it (we'll see if he even gets re-elected) While the rest of the council members put up a big "Neigh"...Well done Ladies and Gentlemen. I applaud you! =)

      Read the brief paragraph at the link provided.

    4. Reached 500 signatures
    5. The Marco Island City Council email has been added to the petition.

      Christina Giordano
      Petition Organizer

      Now every time someone signs this petition an email will go directly to the Marco Island City Council. If you want to email them directly here's the email to do so:: publicforum@marcocitycouncil.com

      This will help to spread the word that Marco Island Residents and consequently "The World" will not stand for the inhumane treatment of Horse Drawn Carriages to operate on Marco Island.

      Thank you all for your support! Let's make this HUGE!!

      -Christina Giordano

    6. Reached 250 signatures
    7. Marco Island City Council - website

      Christina Giordano
      Petition Organizer

      Here is the Marco Island City Council website. Scroll down and click "Email all city council members". We can get the word out to them even faster. The next meeting at City Hall is May 2013 for the people of Marco Island that oppose this horse and carriage idea I ask you to contact our city councilmen.

      Thank you,
      -Christina Giordano

    8. Reached 200 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Think Pink STOKE-ON-TRENT, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      This is unnecessary and unacceptable, please put an end to it.

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    • Kathy Niell AGUAS DULCES, ROCHA, URUGUAY
      • about 2 years ago

      Horses do not belong in cities and traffic. Too often they are killed or maimed in collisions with automobiles. Please do the humane thing and stop horse drawn carriages on Marco Island. Thank you.

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    • oksana lada NEW YORK, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      i love animals.

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    • Louiz Ng TELUK INTAN, PERAK, MALAYSIA
      • about 2 years ago

      please help them to stop this cruelty by SIGNing the PETITION please

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    • Antonina Kubilis BOSTON, MA
      • about 2 years ago

      Poor horses, dealing with crowds, loud noises, heat, cold , thirst!!! This is not a place for a horse.

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