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The carriage industry is outdated and causing unnecessary harm to these beautiful creatures.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


Jan 17, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
Jan 14, 2018 Sieglinda Preez
Jan 14, 2018 Sheri Nolen
Jan 13, 2018 Cathy Saunders
Jan 12, 2018 Patricia Sheridan I loved New York but my visit was distressing... every time I saw a carriage horse I had to look away. I haven't forgotten them 7 years later I still pray for them
Jan 11, 2018 Lynn Gaudette
Jan 6, 2018 Vasiliki Zoumpouli
Jan 6, 2018 Davina Lee
Jan 5, 2018 Diane Castona
Jan 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 4, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Dec 29, 2017 Judy Budge
Dec 28, 2017 Nico Dabajo
Dec 27, 2017 Linda Diers
Dec 21, 2017 T.J. Pitts
Dec 16, 2017 Ms. Jonnie Allert
Dec 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 12, 2017 Wendy Derner
Dec 11, 2017 Kathryn Gallagher
Dec 8, 2017 MELINDA FRIEDMAN
Dec 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 1, 2017 NANCY CATANIA
Dec 1, 2017 Frank Catania
Nov 29, 2017 doris gonen
Nov 27, 2017 Dorothy Dagnall
Nov 22, 2017 mitchel pilipovic
Nov 22, 2017 (Name not displayed) The carriage horses supposedly have tattooed numbers on their hooves which is suppose to keep them out of slaughter auctions but these numbers are filed off. We need more retirement facilities. I believe horses are domestic animals not livestock. Do bett!
Nov 22, 2017 Dianne Dungay I have heard these horses are on rotation. I've also been shouted down by a carriage driver in Philadelphia telling me I should be grateful these draft horses have a job. If not this, these horses would be killed. I dislike these horse carriages but worry
Nov 22, 2017 Siara Lara
Nov 21, 2017 A P
Nov 20, 2017 Marguerite Panzica
Nov 20, 2017 Beth Stauber
Nov 19, 2017 aya oda
Nov 18, 2017 Emma Brooks
Nov 18, 2017 Enrico Sibour
Nov 18, 2017 Faye Harbottle Yes, it's about time - can't understand what the delay is....help groups have been working on this for a long time....
Nov 18, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 18, 2017 Valerie marks
Nov 18, 2017 Carolyn Francis
Nov 18, 2017 Patty Brothag
Nov 17, 2017 Chris Macy
Nov 17, 2017 Jeanette Desmond
Nov 17, 2017 Anna Maria Sergi
Nov 17, 2017 Janina Brzezina
Nov 17, 2017 Melissa Armstrong
Nov 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 17, 2017 Susan Purcell
Nov 17, 2017 Andrea Eisenberg
Nov 17, 2017 Nella Taylor
Nov 17, 2017 sonia salgueiro

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