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Op-Ed: The Last Days of NYC's
Horse-Drawn Carriage Empire Are Here
on One Green Planet - October 25, 2013 by Elizabeth Forel
New article about the mayoral candidates; the non existent electric cars; horse-less carriages;
the entitled carriage trade; what will happen to the horses; why
doesn't the City create new industries for everyone who loses their
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WHERE HAVE ALL
year study reveals a very high turnover of NYC carriage horsesaveraging
71 per year. 529 have turned over since the end of2005.
WHATYOU CAN DO -
The most important thing you can do as an individual concerned
with carriage horses in NYC is to contact your
and get them to support the Avella/Rosenthal bill - S667/A997in the
state legislature, which would prohibit the operation of horse-drawn
carriages in NYC. This is not an iconic business- it is the
carriage drivers and the media that promote that. This is a
business that exploits horses and that continues to breakthe
law, enabled by the City agencies in charge and by the ASPCA.
It is a business that has held NYC hostage for years.
any given day, you will find carriage horses being
and untethered at the hack line while their drivers socialize with
other drivers and fail to pay attention; making dangerous
in heavy traffic around the Central Park Area. You will see
carriages being overloaded because no one in authority is monitoring
the situation. And this does not even begin to touch on their
living conditions, which include no turnout topasture; "legally"
working 9 hours a day, 7 days a week; stalls,which are legal,
less than half the size of what experts recommend. See TheTop
15 Reasons why NYC Should Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages.
Politicians- do not be left
open your minds and your hearts. If you do not care about
welfare - then you need to consider people and the human
issue - flimsy open carriages; most importantly, the nature of a
1,500-2,000 pound animal whose first instinct is to flee the scene when
frightened becoming an unwitting weapon. Around the world
have been killed because of out-of-control carriage horses
spooking -- both passersby and those in carriages. A
old girl; an elderly woman, a young boy. It is only a matter
time before it happens in NYC because the conditions are
Please help to bring NYC into the 21st century and
relegate this dangerous business to the coal bins of history.
The only bill to support to prohibit horse-drawn carriages in
NYC. --Click Here
Why the electric car bill is a sham and will hurt the horses--
If you witness any sort of abuse concerning carriage horses
--whether direct or a carriage working where it shouldn't, please let
usknow at firstname.lastname@example.org.I
may suggest you contact the ASPCA, but it is crucial that you let
usknow so we can track the complaints.
must get this information:
4-digit license plate on theback of the carriage; 4-digit engraved
number on the left front hoof ofthe horse- this might be hard to get,
in which case, a description ofthe horse; the time, exact location,
description of the driver;describe the incident
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