For Immediate Release:
February 8, 2019
David Perle 202-483-7382
Savannah, Ga. – Below, please find a statement from PETA Senior Vice President Dan Mathews in response to today’s horse-drawn carriage crash, which downed a horse and sent seven humans to the hospital in Savannah:
Horses are high-strung and so don’t belong on busy streets, where construction noise and sirens can easily panic them. This wasn’t the first time that a horse-drawn carriage accident in Savannah has sent people to the hospital, and it won’t be the last unless the city joins others that have ended the practice of forcing horses to toil for tourism.
PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment.” For more information, please visit PETA.org.