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The carriage industry is outdated and causing unnecessary harm to these beautiful creatures.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

Jun 22, 2018 Arlette SIMON
Jun 21, 2018 Anna Ott
Jun 19, 2018 ISABEL SOBRAL
Jun 19, 2018 Maria Manzo
Jun 19, 2018 Wendy Gaston
Jun 19, 2018 Elena Sorokina
Jun 19, 2018 (Name not displayed) Dear Mayor Bloomberg: Please be a force that stands up for the safety and health of NYC horses. These horses live a torturous, dangerous existence and deserve better. Please help them. Thank you kindly.
Jun 19, 2018 Chris Arene
Jun 19, 2018 Erin Faz
Jun 19, 2018 Laura LaRocca
Jun 19, 2018 Meredith Knee
Jun 19, 2018 J Trainor
Jun 19, 2018 Veronica Torres
Jun 18, 2018 Bridget Hopper
Jun 17, 2018 Petra Stadtmueller
Jun 16, 2018 MARIA L.
Jun 16, 2018 Leslie Vanlessen
Jun 12, 2018 Angie Hyde
Jun 10, 2018 JULIE ROBERTS
Jun 10, 2018 Sophie Avoustin
Jun 8, 2018 Sandra Thompson
Jun 7, 2018 Janice Murphy-Ellison
Jun 7, 2018 michelle dorado
Jun 7, 2018 Stacey Lightfoot
Jun 7, 2018 Donna Kurtz
Jun 7, 2018 Dr.Mary Sabal, DC,RN
Jun 3, 2018 Millamaria Vaittinen
May 31, 2018 Jack Martin
May 31, 2018 Andreja Stimac
May 31, 2018 Pauline Desilets
May 31, 2018 Dalva Simao
May 31, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 30, 2018 debbie williams
May 30, 2018 Randel Miranda
May 30, 2018 Brandi Shelby
May 30, 2018 Krystal Mills
May 29, 2018 Tom Lahey
May 29, 2018 Lorraine Glenn
May 29, 2018 BOUR Claire
May 29, 2018 Clément Bour
May 29, 2018 Maria Angeles Leorza Arechavaleta
May 29, 2018 amrita biswas
May 28, 2018 Hagen Simon
May 28, 2018 Roel Miranda
May 28, 2018 Ansena Drinkwater
May 28, 2018 Rosa María Montés
May 28, 2018 Daniela Bär
May 27, 2018 Julie Wild
May 27, 2018 Wendy Springstead
May 27, 2018 Amber Schneider

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