Written by PETA
If it seems like
just last week that Mayor Bloomberg
was callously dismissing the death
of a horse
used for New York's infamous carriage rides, that's because it was. And in the
days since Bloomberg made unintentionally ironic comments like "[they] probably
wouldn't be alive if they didn't have a job" (talk about a catch 22), there
have been two more horse-drawn carriage
"accidents." (Although what else can be expected when sensitive,
easily frightened horses are forced to work 10-hour days in all weather
extremes on New York City's crowded streets?)
On October 28, a horse hitched to an empty
became spooked and bolted straight into traffic. One witness said that the
horse just missed several taxis, then crashed into a curb and fell on his side
before running off again, only to become tangled in the broken carriage and
The most recent incident
happened during Friday's rush hour when a horse fell down in the middle of the busy
street. Witnesses said the horse either collapsed on his own or because his leg
became caught in the carriage when he bucked.
New York State
Senator Tony Avella has renewed his call on Mayor Slayer Bloomberg to
ban the barbaric carriage rides, which are a hazard to horses and to public
safety. Please join him and click here to contact the mayor
and New York City
now to urge them to support Intro. Bill 86, which would replace horse-drawn
carriages with eco-friendly (and horse-friendly) classic cars.
by Heather Faraid Drennan
I may not live in NY but no matter the location I do not belive animals should be used for entertainment. Unless you are observing them in their natural habitat where they are free. I live close to a portion of land that is reserved for a herd of wild horses. This is the way animals should provide entertainment. Animal suffering should not be held to a lesser degree than human suffering.
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