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WHERE HAVE ALLTHEHORSES GONE!
71/2year study reveals a very high turnover of NYC carriage horsesaveraging71 per year. 529 have turned over since the end of2005.
WHATYOU CAN DO -The most important thing you can do as an individual concernedwith carriage horses in NYC is to contact yourelectedofficialsand get them to support the Avella/Rosenthal bill - S667/A997in thestate legislature, which would prohibit the operation of horse-drawncarriages in NYC. This is not an iconic business- it is thecarriage drivers and the media that promote that. This is abusiness that exploits horses and that continues to breakthelaw, enabled by the City agencies in charge and by the ASPCA. It is a business that has held NYC hostage for years.
Onany given day, you will find carriage horses beingleft unattendedand untethered at the hack line while their drivers socialize withother drivers and fail to pay attention; making dangerousu-turnsin heavy traffic around the Central Park Area. You will seecarriages being overloaded because no one in authority is monitoringthe situation. And this does not even begin to touch on theirliving conditions, which include no turnout topasture; "legally"working 9 hours a day, 7 days a week; stalls,which are legal,butless than half the size of what experts recommend. See TheTop15 Reasons why NYC Should Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages.
Politicians- do not be leftbehind. Pleaseopen your minds and your hearts. If you do not care abouthorsewelfare - then you need to consider people and the humansafetyissue - flimsy open carriages; most importantly, the nature of a1,500-2,000 pound animal whose first instinct is to flee the scene whenfrightened becoming an unwitting weapon. Around the worldpeoplehave been killed because of out-of-control carriage horsesspooking -- both passersby and those in carriages. Afive-yearold girl; an elderly woman, a young boy. It is only a matteroftime before it happens in NYC because the conditions areripe. Please help to bring NYC into the 21st century andhelprelegate this dangerous business to the coal bins of history.
The only bill to support to prohibit horse-drawn carriages inNYC. --Click Here
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If you witness any sort of abuse concerning carriage horses--whether direct or a carriage working where it shouldn't, please letusknow at firstname.lastname@example.org.Imay suggest you contact the ASPCA, but it is crucial that you letusknow so we can track the complaints.
Youmust get this information:4-digit license plate on theback of the carriage; 4-digit engravednumber 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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