10 Photos That Will Make You NEVER Ride in a Horse-Drawn Carriage

One by one, cities around the world are banning horse-drawn carriages. This is why:

1. Because horses are forced to pull carriages even in excessive heat and can collapse and potentially die from heatstroke or dehydration.

2. Because a horse isn’t meant to be stuck in traffic.

Horse In Traffic© Blinders the Movie

3. Because horses used to pull carriages are kept in places such as this when they’re not working.

Horse In Stall© Blinders the Movie

4. Because sometimes cars crash into them.

Horse Carriage Car Crash© Blinders the Movie

5. Because it’s speciesist to force horses to pull carriages for human entertainment.

Policeman With Dead Horse© Blinders the Movie

6. Because some horses, such as Jerry, just collapse and never get up.

Jerry the Horse Collapsed

7. Because Jerry didn’t deserve to be dragged away.

Jerry the Horse Dragged Away

8. Because this doesn’t make the park “more romantic.”

Carriage Horse Dead© Peter Wood

9. Because horses belong here …

Horse in Field

10. … not here.

Horse Dead on the Street© Matthew Miller

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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