For Immediate Release:
August 8, 2017
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
New York – PETA sent the letter below to Gov. Cuomo this morning, thanking him for his plan to enable companies to buy naming rights to subway stations, in an effort to save tax dollars. As we have long protested the cruel horse-drawn carriage trade at Columbus Circle, we hope to sponsor that subway stop and rename it “Carriage Horse Cruelty Station.”
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PETA’s letter to Gov. Cuomo follows.
August 8, 2017
The Honorable Andrew Cuomo
Governor of New York
Via e-mail: [email protected]
Dear Governor Cuomo,
Greetings from PETA. Kudos on your plan to sell naming rights to New York subway stations to companies that contribute a significant fee for upkeep.
PETA will be first in line—to purchase rights to rename the 59th Street–Columbus Circle station “Carriage Horse Cruelty Station.” The city’s horse-drawn carriages congregate near Columbus Circle and are forced to dodge cabs and buses in that busy area day and night, in all weather extremes. The hectic traffic often spooks the horses and puts them—as well as passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers—at risk for accidents. We’d like to rename the local subway stop in order to remind New Yorkers and tourists to steer clear of cruelty by shunning carriage rides.
We anxiously await passage of your bold proposal and wish you the best.
Senior Vice President