MANY QUIET ROADS HAVE BECOME BUSY DANGEROUS ROADS.
NZ’s once quiet, safe country roads have become too risky for horse riders, dealing with speeding motorists and increased traffic. Riders are experiencing too many “near misses” from careless, dangerous drivers.
We get regular reports of horses being hit and badly injured by vehicles, and many had to be destroyed. Far too many riders have had to jump for their lives. There have been two recent cases of hit-and run accidents involving horses - an Auckland girl had to have her horse put down recently. Luckily she wasn’t badly injured, but some riders, including children, are less lucky and have been hospitalised. Some have been permanently disabled.
HORSES ARE BEING BANNED FROM RECREATIONALTRAILS, EVEN HISTORIC TRAILS PURPOSELY BUILT FOR THE HORSE.
Millions of dollars of taxes and rates money has been invested in developing trails for pedestrians and cyclists ONLY. We need to act now to protect the rights of horse riders - as they are in Australia, Britain and the USA.
HORSEBACK RIDERS NEED SAFE RIDING ON QUIET COUNTRY ROAD BERMS, WITH EFFECTIVE SIGNAGE TO LINK THE NATIONWIDE GREEN TRAILS
Motorists need to be warned they are sharing the road corridor with horses. They also need to be educated about travelling at a safe speed so they can slow down or stop quickly when necessary.
THE NZ HORSE PETITION has already been signed manually by more than 15,000 supporters.
Now we need more electronic signatures to back up the petition which is now at Parliament before the Select Committee for review. We are currently looking for approval for the petition to be presented at Parliament for debate. Do you know of any MP's you can lobby for support of this petition ?
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Do this now to protect the future rights of horse lovers nationally and internationally.