Letters & Editorials 


Horses need better care  
I commend amNY's coverage of the shocking report issued by the New York City Comptroller revealing the mistreatment and miserable conditions endured by the city's carriage horses. I went to the hack line on Saturday, five days after the audit was first reported by the media. What did I see? Several horses standing in urine, horses wilting in the hot sun, and no drinking water in sight, despite temperatures in the upper 80s. Are city officials going to take action or is the report destined to sit on a shelf collecting dust? Who audits the auditors? Lest our fearless leaders believe that the press and public will lose interest in this issue, they should take note of a poll conducted by AM-NY. Asked whether horse-drawn carriages should be banned, as of Tuesday night, a whopping 753 voted YES (93.1 percent) and 56 voted NO (6.9 percent). Note to City Council ... the public has spoken. Note to Mayor Bloomberg ... do something before your equestrian daughter finds out. --

Jill Weitz, Bronx

Coalition To Ban
Horse-Drawn Carriages

A Committee of the Coalition For New York City Animals, Inc.

The Coalition for
NYC Animals, Inc.

P.O. Box 20247
Park West Station
New York, NY 10025


To honor
Bobby II Freedom
previously known as Billy
ID# 2873 rescued by the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages and Equine Advocates on June 25, 2010 from the New Holland auctions.

In memory of
Lilly Rose O'Reilly
previously known
as Dada ID# 2711
R.I.P.August, 2007