Dead horse on an NYC street??
Draft horses are known for being tough -- but even they aren't tough enough to survive New
York's abusive horse-drawn carriage industry.
Carriage horses work for an average of only 4 years. (Horses for the mounted police can work for 15.) The short lifespan is due to medical neglect, inadequate diet, long work hours in every kind of weather, and paltry living conditions while working in stressful city environments they’re just not meant for.
And once they’ve outlived their usefulness to the industry, "retiring" carriage horses can be auctioned for slaughter.
The Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages is an advocacy group working to end this cruelty, and has started a petition on Change.org to support a ban being proposed by New York state Senator Tony Avella. Will you sign the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages' petition calling on the New York state Senate to shut down NYC's abusive horse-drawn carriage industry? Click here
Public outcry has peaked after the collapse and death of a New York City carriage horse named Charlie last month. Six other horses have been involved in traffic accidents or collapsed in the street since July. Now is the time to shut the horse-drawn carriage industry down.
Please sign the petition telling the New York state Senate to outlaw horse-drawn carriages now:
Thanks for being a change-maker,
- Stephanie and the Change.org team
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