Horses Without Carriages International is a coalition of many diverse organizations and individuals throughout the world with the common goal of exposing the injustice, cruelty, and inhumanity in the urban horse-drawn carriage tourist trade.

A horse should not be forced to work between the shafts of his carriage for many hours per day, with a metal bit in his mouth, a diaper tied to his rear, blinders blocking his view, ear plugs, and sometimes a muzzle.

We advocate for the right of these horses to live free according to their own terms and not to be enslaved.

The use of horse-drawn carriages for entertainment has been banned in London, Oxford, Paris, Toronto, Beijing, and numerous smaller cities throughout the United States. It is our goal to expand on this list of cities that have banned the use of horse-drawn carriages for the tourist trade and cart horses.

This website is monitored daily.Please visit the website for Compassionate & Responsible Tourism to see our new project and proposal for the NYC carriage horse trade.


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