Petition Closed
Petitioning Speaker Christine Quinn Christine Quinn and 1 other

Stop the Abuse of NYC Carriage Horses! 8 Accidents in 8 Months!

2,030
Supporters

There were more than 12 carriage horse accidents in the past year. Horses do not belong in a congested, urban setting where they are constantly breathing exhaust and sharing the streets with cars, buses and taxis. It is even more upsetting to know that during their non-working hours these horses are confined to tiny stables and do not enjoy access to the open space that such large animals require. 

I love New York but seeing such an inhumane industry continue to operate here disappoints me. Please consider phasing out the horse-drawn carriages and replacing them with a more humane, sustainable option such as the electric vintage-replica tour car proposed in the NYC Council bill, Intro 86.

Letter to
Speaker Christine Quinn Christine Quinn
Mayor Mike Bloomberg Mike Bloomberg
I just signed the following petition addressed to: NYC Council.

----------------
There were more than 12 carriage horse accidents in the past year. Horses do not belong in a congested, urban setting where they are constantly breathing exhaust and sharing the streets with cars, buses and taxis. It is even more upsetting to know that during their non-working hours these horses are confined to tiny stables and do not enjoy access to the open space that such large animals require.

I love New York but seeing such an inhumane industry continue to operate here disappoints me. Please consider phasing out the horse-drawn carriages and replacing them with a more humane, sustainable option such as the electric vintage-replica tour car proposed in the NYC Council bill, Intro 86.
----------------

Sincerely,