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Horse Misery Sign of Bigger Issues
- God Bless Elizabeth Forel for putting the facts out there about the neglect, mistreatment and environmental abuse of New York City's carriage horses. It is long past time for a ban of the carriage horse trade! As a voting New Yorker, the carriage horse debacle will decide which way I vote for City Council members, mayors and public advocates. The reason I have made this a deciding factor of my votes is because the cruelty has long been ignored whether out of ignorance or caving to lobbyists. If an elected official can overlook the abuse that is out in the open for everyone to see, then I've absolutely no doubt they will do nothing about more hidden abuses and problems. Someone with the courage and tenacity of Councilman Tony Avella, who took the trouble to look into this weighty issue is exactly what we need in New York City. We don't need anymore officials who look the other way or who can be bought with a leprechaun tale.

Susan Davis

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