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Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

Sure, they're beautiful animals and a sight to be seen. But New York City's carriage horses don't live the plush and lavish lifestyles their appearances might suggest. Rather, carriage horses spend their lives on rough city streets pulling heavy loads among cars and other vehicles. They are constantly working, unable to enjoy open pastures and graze in nature.

Something is wrong with this picture. Horses don't belong in cities acting as taxi cabs and entertainment for humans. They are large, movement-oriented animals who need the freedom of fields and pastures to graze, run, and play.

The carriage industry is outdated and causing unnecessary harm to these beautiful creatures. Sign the petition asking New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg to stand up for the safety and health of horses and outlaw the horse carriage industry.

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Dear Mayor Bloomberg:

I am quite honestly appalled that the horse carriage industry has been allowed to continue as long as it has. With all of the evidence that shows the physical damage horses sustain during careers as carriage horses, it's puzzling why the practice hasn't been outlawed altogether.

You can't possibly think that forcing a horse to haul heavy carriages for hours upon hours, seven days a week, is healthy. You can't possibly concede that not allowing the horses to graze free in pastures with other horses promotes well being. And you can't possibly be under the impression that inhaling toxic fumes from standing among vehicles all day is beneficial to the horses.

If you're aware of these implications, why do you continue to allow these horses to be treated like slaves? Please see to it that the horses of New York City are rescued and cared for in the ways they are meant to be treated. Do your part for the horses and outlaw the carriage industry once and for all.

Petition Signatures


May 22, 2018 Ellen Prior
May 22, 2018 annah jetha
May 22, 2018 david stanley
May 22, 2018 Petra Stadtmueller
May 22, 2018 alina stan
May 21, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 21, 2018 jen plihska
May 20, 2018 ki paul
May 20, 2018 Patricia Nielsen
May 20, 2018 Melissa Lewis
May 19, 2018 Janet Stafford I used to lI've the whole horse and carriage concept also, until I learned in general what we put them through as our "beast of burden". It's slavery, plain and simple. Horses and fast, loud automobiles do not belong in the same space.
May 19, 2018 Lauren Berger
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May 19, 2018 Sabrina Zilske
May 19, 2018 Ankita Jain Gupta
May 18, 2018 Mani S
May 18, 2018 Kathy Fuller
May 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 18, 2018 alan harper
May 18, 2018 Jaci Taylor
May 18, 2018 Doradean Correia
May 18, 2018 Donna Selquist
May 18, 2018 Lucilla Bellucci
May 17, 2018 faye munro
May 17, 2018 Megan Burkholder
May 17, 2018 Rodney Kolar
May 17, 2018 Sylvia Mills “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
May 17, 2018 Kim Johnson
May 17, 2018 Wendye Kolles
May 16, 2018 Jackie Winder
May 16, 2018 Evangeline Miranda
May 15, 2018 judith spirn
May 15, 2018 Gretchen Stallworth
May 15, 2018 Caryl Sawyer
May 15, 2018 KY Joy
May 15, 2018 Erica Munn
May 15, 2018 Gail Lang
May 15, 2018 Deborah Berwick
May 15, 2018 Erika Zemmol
May 15, 2018 Karen Drum
May 7, 2018 Gail Steinberg
May 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 4, 2018 Rob Dexter
May 3, 2018 Dominique Mas
Apr 29, 2018 Vivian Bartlett
Apr 28, 2018 Lynne Shriber
Apr 26, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2018 Emma Mills
Apr 24, 2018 Marion Barbour
Apr 24, 2018 Marcia Richardson

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