Tell Mayor Bloomberg; Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages in New York City!
  • Petitioned NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, NYC Council Members

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NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, NYC Council Members

Tell Mayor Bloomberg; Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages in New York City!

    1. Kristen  Goetz
    2. Petition by

      Kristen Goetz

      West Islip, NY

For the second time in two weeks, another New York City carriage horse has collapsed. What's even more upsetting is the conditions in which these animals are forced to work. These horses endure 9 hour work days in bitter cold, stifling heat all while breathing in the car exhaust from New York's congested streets. Their days off consist of being kept in small stalls without open fields where a horse can have a chance to roam and graze. Although most polls have shown that 75% are in favor of a ban, and New York city has the highest rate of horse drawn carriage accidents, City Hall has remained firmly on the side of the carriage companies. Many cities such as London, Las Vegas, Beijing, Toronto, and Paris have already implemented a ban due to the inhumane nature of the business.

We are urging Mayor Bloomberg to please support Intro 86 which proposes using hybrid classic cars instead of horse drawn carriages for tourism and Intro 92 which proposes to ban the horse drawn carriage industry and place the existing horses into loving home

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. 3rd horse collapses

      Kristen  Goetz
      Petition Organizer

      another collapse has been brought to my attention. Thats three in two months! Please spread the word!

    3. Reached 750 signatures

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    • barbara baggs CHGO, UNITED STATES
      • almost 2 years ago

      HOW TERRIBLE THIS IS........

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    • Sandra Kenney FRONT ROYAL, VA
      • almost 2 years ago

      What is happening to these horses is ANIMAL ABUSE!!! IT NEEDS TO STOP IMMEDIATELY!!!

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    • Tuula Vilppu SKILLINGARYD, SWEDEN
      • almost 2 years ago

      SHAME to torture animals on heavy traffic streets

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    • Hikde Siljuberg LILLESTRøM, NORWAY
      • almost 2 years ago

      This is not right for these horses

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    • Emily Irving LAS VEGAS, NV
      • about 2 years ago

      You can ban large sodas sold, but you can't ban animal cruelty. NICE.

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