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Ban carriage horse operations in NY

I read the TimesLedger article about banning carriage horse operations in the city ["Avella Carriage Horse Ban Angers Owners," Dec. 6]. It is hard to imagine that in 2007, we are still enslaving horses to pull carriages in some cities. When I was on my senior class trip to Chicago a few years ago, I saw horses pulling carriages with a look in their eyes like they had just given up on life. Horses in New York City work in all weather extremes. The weather and traffic accidents cause deaths of horses. The past year I have read too many stories of carriage horses dying in New York. It is very saddening. Luckily, there is hope for the horses. The city is considering a bill to ban carriage horse operations in the city.

William McMullin Portage, Mich. 

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