Will Next NYC Mayor Finally Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages?

Published by PETA.

In a sign of the success of the animal rights movement, candidates running for mayor of New York City gathered for a forum on May 6 with an exclusive focus on how much they care about the nonhuman residents of the Big Apple.


The forum was organized by NYCLASS (New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets), a group that PETA works with, especially on our campaign to get horses forced to pull carriages off the streets of New York City. While the mayoral hopefuls drew attention to their vegetarian children and rescued animals, attendees made sure that the candidates understood that the cruel horse-drawn carriage trade is a key issue.

When PETA was founded in 1980, animal rights was all but absent from social and political agendas. Now, as Bob Dylan famously noted, “The times they are a-changin’.” And as this event showed, they’re changing in animals’ favor!

How You Can Help

Please join PETA, NYCLASS, Lea Michele, Pink, Adrien Brody, Miley Cyrus, Martina Navratilova, Alec Baldwin, and Kristen Johnston in calling for a ban on horse-drawn carriages in New York City. Then become a PETA member to help keep animal rights moving forward.

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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