SAVE NYC CARRIAGE HORSES FROM KILL AUCTIONS
  • Petitioned Dominic Recchia

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Dominic Recchia
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letitia James
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Lewis A. Fidler
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Karen Koslowitz
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James S. Oddo
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Christine Quinn

SAVE NYC CARRIAGE HORSES FROM KILL AUCTIONS

    1. Petition by

      Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages

Thanks to everyone who put the pressure on the NY City Council, we finally have a bill – Intro 670 – that amends Section 17-329 Disposition of Licensed Horse of the Administrative code, which will require that the owner sell or donate the horse to either private individuals or a duly incorporated animal sanctuary, with a signed assurance that the horse will not be sold and shall be kept solely as a companion animal and not employed in another horse-drawn carriage business or as a work horse and that the horse would not be sold to auctions or slaughter.

The way the law works now, records are only required to be submitted to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOH) if the horse is sold within NYC.  But if the horse is sold outside the city, as most are  – such as at auction – no records are required.  This bill seeks to change that.  

There is a huge turnover of horses in the NYC carriage business, something of which the public is not aware.   There are a little over 200 working horses at any given time and upwards to one-third drop off the DoH horse registry  each year.  A recent analysis of the horse numbers over the last five years from 2005 through 2010 (acquired via the Freedom of Information Law)  revealed that a whopping 315 horses were no longer on the rolls.  The number is on the low end since the comparison represents a snap shot in time on any given date. There were many horses who came and went between the dates the information was received.

We know that some horses were found at slaughter auctions – Bobby II Freedom, who was rescued in 2010 and is now living at Equine Advocates in Chatham, NY.  Lilly O’Reilly who is honored on our web site.  She was rescued in 2006.  And Manhattan, a horse found at the kill auctions by a rescue group a few years ago.  These horses were found but how many others are not so lucky.  

Please sign our petition to NYC Council Members

These Council Members do not have e-mail addresses – Please call them:

Maria del Carmen Arroyo --   718-402-6130  

Charles Barron - 718-649-9495

Inez E. Dickens - 212-678-4505

Michael Nelson - 718-368-9176

Diana Reyna - 718-963-3141 

Peter F. Vallone, Jr - 718-274-4500

Jumaane D. Williams - 718-629-2900

These Council Members sponsored the bill – call to thank them and ask that they promote the bill and get others to sponsor it. They are not included on this petition because change.org has a maximum of 40 targets. 

Margaret Chin - 212-587-3159 - chin@council.nyc.gov

Daniel Dromm - 718-803-6373 – mmallon@council.nyc.gov.

Melissa Mark-Viverito - 212-828-9800 - mviverito@council.nyc.gov

Rosie Mendez - 212-677-1077 - rmendez@council.nyc.gov

Deborah Rose - 718-556-7370 – (no e-mail listed)

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    • Gina Thomas PETERBOROUGH, NH
      • over 2 years ago

      This is so sad.My God have mercy!

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    • Aimee Beniquez BRONX, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Horses as any animal should be able to live out its older years in a place of sanctuary and peace not being abused or slaughtered because if the shoe was on the other foot and it was us humans that were being abused because we no longer had any use to society, it would be wrong as well as if we were to be slughtered because we were already too old to do much anymore.... All living things have a right to happiness and bliss.

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    • nicole brancone ENGLISHTOWN, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      this is slavery i know that 3 horswes have dropped dead recently. I walk the streeet n literally hold back tears for these poor animals they are in smog, traffic, violence and it WRONG! Iam willing to do anything i can do to help these gentle giants who do not deserve this abuse, what did they do to you. There are now concept ideas to keep the tradtion in the park without killing these poor poor horses please stop the massacer!

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    • Penelope Dawson REDDING, CT
      • over 2 years ago

      this is a disgraceful tribute to the animal that did more for the advancement of civilization and the building of these United States than any other. Would we sell our soldier's bodies for meat price just to get that last dollar possible from those who sacrificed for us?

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    • Joanna Clark LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing because I care about the fate of these animals that are forced to slave away for years because of human greed. Why must it always be such a horrible end for creatures that mean US no harm? They contribute in so many ways to support us.. Love us.. where's the gratitude? argh

      If you haven't seen what goes on in these slaughterhouses, I suggest you check it out and then sign this. If you don't sign after educating yourself then shame on you for having no heart.

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