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The carriage industry is outdated and causing unnecessary harm to these beautiful creatures.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

Mar 21, 2018 Dorothy Chandler
Mar 17, 2018 David Hammond
Mar 17, 2018 Lesley Adamson These horses are asked to do too much and they are usually treated in a cruel manner. Treat them more kindly or do not use them for pulling carriages.
Mar 17, 2018 Lora Treadway
Mar 17, 2018 Irmgard Gutersohn
Mar 17, 2018 Kimberly Carignan
Mar 17, 2018 Richard Rheder
Mar 17, 2018 Martha Swartz STOP this cruel practice. Does anyone care about the horses. I don't support this at all. Ban carriage horses.
Mar 17, 2018 Esther Williams
Mar 17, 2018 claudine gillard
Mar 16, 2018 Stacey Crook
Mar 15, 2018 Sharon McCarson
Mar 15, 2018 Angela Danzik
Mar 15, 2018 Danuta Baziuk It's disgusting how they are mistreated to make a buck.Hire a taxi
Mar 15, 2018 marianne cresci
Mar 15, 2018 Karen Phylow
Mar 15, 2018 hEATHER Knowles
Mar 15, 2018 Elizabeth Mitchell
Mar 15, 2018 Lourdes Almenara
Mar 15, 2018 Christine Brazzell
Mar 15, 2018 Isela Gonzalez
Mar 15, 2018 michele gangemi
Mar 14, 2018 Lisa Delabre
Mar 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 14, 2018 ELizabeth McGowan
Mar 13, 2018 Bonnie Gallik
Mar 12, 2018 Teresa Cruz-Wortman
Mar 10, 2018 Karen Alger
Mar 10, 2018 Tamera Macy
Mar 9, 2018 Mia Dravis
Mar 9, 2018 Simona Bergman
Mar 9, 2018 Stephen Sosiak
Mar 9, 2018 sandra klein
Mar 9, 2018 Mary Ann Jones
Mar 9, 2018 Ashley Cascante
Mar 9, 2018 Eileen O'Neill Despicable treatment. Overworked and underloved.
Mar 8, 2018 Gilay Oliveira Souza de Azevedo
Mar 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 8, 2018 Catherine Thomas
Mar 7, 2018 Maria Farkas
Mar 7, 2018 Jerri Miller
Mar 7, 2018 brandi bastian
Mar 7, 2018 Mary Kelly
Mar 7, 2018 Barbara Stanowski
Mar 6, 2018 Miriam Navarro
Mar 6, 2018 Rex De Silva
Mar 6, 2018 Mary Ellen Meli

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