Photo of the Day: No Luck Needed—Just an eCarriage!

Published by Jennifer O'Connor.

The horseless eCarriage took center stage during the Queens, New York, St. Pat’s for All Parade. PETA, New Yorkers for Clean, Livable, and Safe Streets, and Long Island Orchestrating for Nature promoted a message of compassion for animals by showcasing this humane alternative to horse-drawn carriages.

PETA's eCarriage in Queens St. Pat's For All ParadePhoto by Julie Cappielo

 

PETA's eCarriage in Queens St. Pat's For All ParadePhoto by Julie Cappielo

 

Spectators loved the eCarriage, and when you compare the footage in a NY1 clip of the vulnerable horses out in the awful snow and cold with NYCLASS’ safe, heated, horseless vehicle, there is simply no debate over which one looks more comfortable and appealing!

During the parade, Council Member Daniel Dromm, the wonderful sponsor of the bill to ban the cruel and dangerous horse-drawn carriages, stopped by to say hello:

10991705_458147474337278_1435914761360511148_oPhoto by Julie Cappielo

 

What You Can Do

Tell New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio that you strongly support a ban on horse-drawn carriages.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind