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What you need to know about the
horse-drawn carriage trade in NYC.
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VIOLATIONS COMMITTED BY CARRIAGE DRIVERS
WHAT YOU CAN DO -The most important thing you can do as an individual concerned with carriage horses in NYC is to contact your elected officials and get them to support the Avella/Rosenthal bill - S667/A997 in the state legislature, which would prohibit the operation of horse-drawncarriages in NYC. This is not an iconic business- it is thecarriage drivers and the media that promote that. This is abusiness that exploits horses and that continues to break the law, enabled by the City agencies in charge and by the ASPCA. It is a business that has held NYC hostage for years.
On any given day, you will find carriage horses being left unattended and untethered at the hack line while their drivers socialize with other drivers and fail to pay attention; making dangerous u-turns in heavy traffic around the Central Park Area. You will see carriages being over loaded because no one in authority is monitoring the situation. And this does not even begin to touch on their living conditions, which include no turnout to pasture; "legally"working 9 hours a day, 7 days a week; stalls,which are legal,but less than half the size of what experts recommend. See The Top 15 Reasons why NYC Should Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages.
Politicians- do not be left behind. Please open your minds and your hearts. If you do not care about horse welfare - then you need to consider people and the human safety issue - flimsy open carriages; most importantly, the nature of a 1,500-2,000 pound animal whose first instinct is to flee the scene when frightened becoming an unwitting weapon. Around the world people have been killed because of out-of-control carriage horses spooking -- both passersby and those in carriages. A five-year old girl; an elderly woman, a young boy. It is only a matter of time before it happens in NYC because the conditions are ripe. Please help to bring NYC into the 21st century and help relegate this dangerous business to the coal bins of history.
The only bill to support to prohibit horse-drawn carriages in NYC. -- Click Here
Why the electric car bill is a sham and will hurt the horses -- Click Here
Why the industry is playing along -- Click Here
If you witness any sort of abuse concerning carriage horses -- whether direct or a carriage working where it shouldn't, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.I may suggest you contact the ASPCA, but it is crucial that you let us know so we can track the complaints.
You must get this information:4-digit license plate on the back of the carriage; 4-digit engraved umber on the left front hoof of the horse - this might be hard to get,in which case, a description ofthe horse; the time, exact location,description of the driver;describe the incident
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