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Anne Muller . - January 30, 2009        

LOHV would like to thank NYC Council Member Tony Avella for introducing these noble bills to ban Carriage Horses in NYC.    

LOHV also thanks Elizabeth Forel, the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages, and the many other groups and individuals who’ve supported the proposed ban for so long.    
No one is against labor by those willing and able to work; but we are against slave labor in the year 2009.    

Would the teamsters support those who would exploit children?  If not, then they certainly should not come to the support of those who would exploit animals forced to work in extreme temperatures and at great risk to their health and lives.    

Surely the 40 people who now exploit the labor of horses can find another form of livelihood that would be more lucrative, and we know that help along those lines has been offered.

We urge the Council members to vote for this ban for the sake of the horses and your constituency who support office holders who support humane legislation.

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