What You Can Do To Help

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

You can help the carriage horses. As a New Yorker or a traveler to this great city, there are several things you can do to help the horses:

1. Do not take carriage rides – and tell your friends and family to do the same.

2. Educate people about this issue. There is a lot of information on this web site – share it with friends and family.

3. Familiarize yourself with the existing legislation that regulates this industry –i.e. learn how many people are allowed to ride in a carriage; what streets horse carriages are restricted to – and for which days and hours; the temperatures at which the horses are allowed to work.

4. If you see an obvious violation or animal cruelty – call the ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement Department at 212-876-7700 x 4450. Or e-mail them at coalition@banhdc.org

6. If you do not live in New York City, please contact Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and ask him to use his influence and power to ban the carriage horse industry in New York City. You can call 311 to leave a message – or you can send an e-mail  

If you are a New Yorker, please contact Mayor Bloomberg as indicated above and also contact your Council Member  

You can find out who your Council Member is by entering your address and borough. Ask your Council Member to support legislation that would ban the carriage horse industry in New York City.


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


In memory of
Rescued former Boston carriage horse R.I.P. July 20, 2013

To honor
Bobby II Freedom
former NYC carriage horse 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
former NYC carriage horse previously known as Dada ID# 2711 R.I.P.August, 2007