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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The carriage industry is outdated and causing unnecessary harm to these beautiful creatures.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


Jul 10, 2014 Jessica Doherty
Jul 10, 2014 Nathalie Perry
Jul 10, 2014 Isis Johnson-Brown
Jul 9, 2014 Courtney mosher
Jul 9, 2014 Kiron Johri
Jul 9, 2014 Walter Botteldoorne
Jul 8, 2014 Mary Luciano Time to let these poor horses rest, the way they are worked is so inhumane.
Jul 8, 2014 daphne joseph
Jul 8, 2014 Doris Parlett
Jul 8, 2014 Madelyn French Those poor horses are treated inhumanely for profit! Please stop the horse carriage industry now!
Jul 8, 2014 Laura McDonald
Jul 8, 2014 Alexandra Lohman
Jul 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 8, 2014 Ann Magoon
Jul 8, 2014 margaret Jensen
Jul 7, 2014 Mary Lou Javellana
Jul 7, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 7, 2014 Diane Sacchetti
Jul 7, 2014 Stacy Wright These majestic animals deserve better treatment and freedom from the abuse and maltreatment suffered on NYC streets.
Jul 7, 2014 Erin L
Jul 7, 2014 karol hickman
Jul 7, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 7, 2014 Andrea Miller
Jul 7, 2014 mary kean
Jul 7, 2014 Renate Weinhappl
Jul 7, 2014 Christine Mickels Stop the cruelty of the Carriage horses and bann them.
Jul 7, 2014 Fawn Caldwell
Jul 7, 2014 Demetrios Lekkas
Jul 7, 2014 Melissa McGuire
Jul 7, 2014 Kelli Lysz
Jul 7, 2014 Barbara Douglas
Jul 7, 2014 Doris Lemke
Jul 7, 2014 Mari Niemeläinen
Jul 6, 2014 Roxane Mancuso Please save the Horses and all the animals from all the cruelty going on in this world. God help them and save them.
Jul 6, 2014 kristina aguilera
Jul 6, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 5, 2014 emma rugari
Jul 5, 2014 Katrin Franzen
Jul 4, 2014 Anita Ijzermans
Jul 4, 2014 Nolene Metzger
Jul 4, 2014 Debbie Garoutte
Jul 4, 2014 Belén Bacigaluppi
Jul 4, 2014 Natasha Haynes
Jul 3, 2014 Marcie Keenan
Jul 3, 2014 ANNABEL LEONARD-SCHULZ
Jul 3, 2014 Michelle Sampson
Jul 2, 2014 Geraldo Majela Elias de Abreu Pereira
Jul 2, 2014 Anne-Marie Vogl
Jul 2, 2014 (Name not displayed)

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