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TREAT OUR HORSE HUMANELY

AM-NEW YORK - June 4, 2007 

It is very disappointing that the City Council continues to ignore the carriage horse issue, turning their backs on these long-suffering and exploited animals, pretending that it is a major tourist attraction. How many of them know how these horses live - in multistoried fire-trap stables; in small stalls accessed by steep ramps; with no opportunity for turnout -- a situation that does not respect a horse's nature. Many tourists tell us they would like to see the industry shut down. They visit New York City for the theater, museums, restaurants and shopping. They tell us this detracts from our great city. Animals and the many people who advocate for them must be taken seriously by the Council -- particularly if they expect support for their bills or re-elections. Our moral and ethical progression as a city depends on how well we treat both people and animals.

--Elizabeth Forel, Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages

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