Letters & Editorials 

NY Daily News - January 17, 2009

Bronx: Your editorial defending the carriage horse trade in New York City argued that civilization was built on the use of horses in partnership with man ("The equine equation," Jan. 4). It was also built on slave labor. Does that make slavery a tradition to be perpetuated?      Paulette Sorg

Kirtland, Ohio: Please ban carriage rides. I will not visit New York City again until you stop this inhumane practice.  Carol David

Brooklyn: Voicer John Moylan should take another look at those Amish horses. They're well cared for, with an average age of 6. They work in quiet fields. The glue-factory rejects used for carriage service average at least 10 years of age. They have to put up with careless drivers, not to mention bad weather and smog that could choke a skunk. There is no comparison.  Steven Romano

Ossining, N.Y.: Bravo, Daily News, for publishing Elizabeth Forel's heartfelt guest essay ("Let carriage horses run free," Jan. 12). I get depressed and angry every time I walk by the horses near Central Park. Jane Shakman

Brooklyn: Yes, it's time to unshackle carriage horses. Removing this blight from New York City would benefit both animals and humans.  Catherine Gore

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
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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