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Horsey Horsey Don’t You Stop

Published on February 24, 2011 by   ·   4 Comments Pin It

Just keep riding passengers around NYC til you drop dead because a bunch of tourists are dying to live out some antiquated fantasy at the expense of your life.

We can do something to end the inhumane treatment of NYC carriage horses. We’re going to need to show our elected officials that we mean business, and that means showing our strength in numbers right now. Help reach 30K signers by St. Patrick’s Day – sign this petition to end the abuse, and please share this link on all your social networks.

You know the situation: Carriage horses working in New York die far earlier, and suffer much more than normal horses due to abuse. The conditions in which the carriage horses live and work are inhumane and simply unacceptable. You all know it’s time to phase out the horse carriages, and replace them with replica classic cars that are good for the environment, fun for tourists, and most importantly, end the abuse of horses in NYC. I know it can be done, and we have the power to make it happen.  Also, consider volunteering (wherever you live) to support this most worthy cause.

Lea Michelle (of “Glee”) agrees:

Personal note from our Editor; I know these drivers like to pretend that they love their horses like family.  Here’s a good example of their true natures: I recently tsk tsk’ed a horse carriage driver on Fifth Avenue while pregnant.  Instead of flipping me the bird or ignoring me – this driver said the most hideous, hateful, vicious, repulsive things you could ever say to a woman… let alone a PREGNANT woman. I wouldn’t dare even repeat them to the most foul mouthed friend I have.  If he spoke to me like that (oh, did I mention he had a family with children in his carriage?!) you can only imagine how he treats his horse. ‘Nuff said.

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Readers Comments (4)

  1. Stephanie says:

    I know this all to well. I am involved with a group that is out at the hack line EVERY WEEKEND. We have video of them physically attacking us, throwing manure at us, using racial and other demeaning slurs at us…It’s disgusting. A few weeks ago one of the drivers MOONED US from his MOVING CARRIAGE with children on board. Yeah….that’s safe.

    Please consider giving us a “like” or spreading the word about this facebook page:!/pages/Carriage-Horse-Cruelty/176907979020446

    It was created because the drivers started a page that paints them as saints and the horses as happy. Someone needs to tell the truth! Thanks for this post either way.

  2. dawn says:

    Thanks for the link to went there and signed the petition as soon as I found the link on your site.

  3. Sonia says:

    This may be a dumb question but does it not count if you’re not a NY resident?

  4. Chloé Jo says:

    Sonia: You can still (and should still) get involved. There is a whole list of ways non-NYers can help on the site! :)

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