Petition Closed
Petitioning City Council Member, District 3 Corey Johnson and 53 others

Ask Mayor de Blasio to keep his campaign promise and ban horse-drawn carriages in NYC.

Please ask New York City's Mayor de Blasio to keep his promise and BAN horse-drawn carriages. Countless accidents prove that horses do not belong in the crowded and congested streets of NYC.  It is inhumane and it is dangerous. A ban bill (Intro.573) was introduced in December 2014 but died because Mayor de Blasio reneged on his promise and failed to lobby the City Council. Now is the time to let him hear from us persistently until he keeps his word.

The animal rights and welfare community helped to elect Mayor deBlasio in 2013 because of this campaign promise.  If he continues to turn his back on this issue, we will not vote for him when he seeks reelection in 2017.   Our votes are valuable and will not be thrown away. 

By ignoring the plight of the beleaguered carriage horse – most of whom go to auction and then slaughter when they can no longer do the job - NYC shows itself in a very bad light – selfish, insensitive and afraid of the unions who lied about the carriage horse drivers having “good union jobs.” 

Both tourist guides Frommer’s and Fodor’s recommend not taking these exploitative and cruel rides.

For more information, please see our web site at   and our Facebook page at



This petition was delivered to:
  • City Council Member, District 3
    Corey Johnson
  • Member of the New York City Council from the 3rd District
    Corey Johnson
  • Mayor City of New York
    Bill deBlasio
  • NY City Council
    Ben Kallos
  • NY City Council
    Robert Cornegy
  • NY City Council
    Deborah Rose
  • NY City Council
    Annabel Palma
  • Speaker NY City Council
    Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito
  • NY City Council
    Corey Johnson
  • NY City Council
    Julissa Ferreras
  • NY City Council
    Helen Rosenthal
  • NY City Council
    Daniel Dromm
  • NY City Council
    Margaret Chin
  • NY City Council
    Rosie Mendez
  • NY City Council
    Ydanis Rodriguez
  • NY City Council
    Darlene Mealy
  • NY City Council
    Jimmy Vacca
  • NY City Council
    Mathieu Eugene
  • NY City Council
    Daniel Garodnick
  • NY City Council
    Mark Levine
  • NY City Council
    Rafael Espinal
  • NY City Council
    Inez E. Dickens
  • NY City Council
    Karen Koslowitz
  • NY City Council
    Jimmy Van Bramer
  • DM1
  • DM2
  • DM3
  • DM4
  • DM5
  • DM6
  • DM7
  • DM8
  • DM9
  • dm10
  • dm11
  • dm12
  • dm13
  • dm14
  • dm15
  • dm16
  • dm17
  • dm18
  • dm19
  • dm20
  • dm21
  • dm22
  • dm23
  • dm24
  • dm25
  • dm26
  • dm27
  • dm28
  • dm29
  • dm30

Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages started this petition with a single signature, and now has 21,919 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.

Today: Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages is counting on you

Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages needs your help with “ASK MAYOR DEBLASIO TO KEEP HIS CAMPAIGN PROMISE AND BAN HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGES IN NYC”. Join Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages and 21,918 supporters today.