Letters & Editorials 


If We Ban Carriage Horses, They Will Need Good Homes

In a letter published on Dec. 27, Ralph Martell claims that Councilmember Tony Avella's bill to stop the horse-drawn carriage industry will result in their being "brought back to the auction block." These are scare tactics designed to get people not to support the bill. Councilmember Avella is working on an addendum to the bill that will address this issue. But more importantly is what Mr. Martell is suggesting. If carriage horses are brought to slaughter, it is because they were brought there by their owners. These horses do not go to New Holland by themselves. Carriage-horse owners need to accept that responsibility. The owners have the choice now to bring the horse to auction and make a quick buck to buy a new one, which many do, or to find a good home.

Elizabeth Forel – Manhattan.  

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