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In light of the most recent horse-drawn carriage accident in Philadelphia that left both horse and driver injured, Peace Advocacy Network (PAN) is strengthening its call for a ban on horse-drawn carriages. PAN welcomes the public to join them to send a message that we will not tolerate the cruel, dangerous, and harmful practice that puts tourists, residents, drivers, and horses at such an imminent risk of serious injuries.

The ban already has support from area businesses, their employees, and animal advocacy and rescue groups who have signed onto PAN’s open letter to Philadelphia City Council. PAN’s Horse-Drawn Carriage Legislative Director, Brandon Gittelman, has stated, “It is time to ban the cruel horse-drawn carriage industry, and this accident in Philadelphia is just another example of the danger in mixing horses with city traffic.”

ABOUT PEACE ADVOCACY NETWORK Peace Advocacy Network (PAN) is a grassroots group completely run by volunteers. PAN strives for the absence of violence in the lives of people and animals. Campaigns include vegan advocacy, humane facts education, horse-drawn carriage ban, LGBTQ issues, and human rights issues.

Letter to
Philadelphia First District City Councilman Mark Squilla
Philadelphia City Mayor Michael Nutter
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Mark Squilla.

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Ban horse-drawn carriages in Philadelphia.

In light of the most recent horse-drawn carriage accident in Philadelphia that left both horse and driver injured, Peace Advocacy Network (PAN) is strengthening its call for a ban on horse-drawn carriages.

The ban already has support from area businesses, their employees, and animal advocacy and rescue groups who have signed onto PAN’s open letter to Philadelphia City Council. PAN’s Horse-Drawn Carriage Legislative Director, Brandon Gittelman, has stated, “It is time to ban the cruel horse-drawn carriage industry, and this accident in Philadelphia is just another example of the danger in mixing horses with city traffic.”

I stand in support of the call for this ban, Mr. Squilla, and hope you will consider the plight of the horses. They serve no purpose in a bustling city and tourists can enjoy alternatives, such as pedicabs. Please consider sponsoring legislation to enact a total ban on horse-drawn carriages and bring the city of Philadelphia into the 21st century.
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Sincerely,