We the undersigned,
Would appreciate you looking into the abuse of NYC carriage horses. Over the past couple of years, there have a great many of both horses and people who have been injured and even killed. These are are abused by their drivers and city life isn't well suited for these animals. They are whipped and beaten, under-fed and watered, have a lack veterinary care, live in poor conditions and are often sent to slaughter when found usless. The carriages and horses themselves are also a risk to human safty. When sooked, a horse could easily traple humans, dart into trafic and injure many people, including themselves. Since 1999 both horses and humans have been badly hurt by carriage crashesa nd horses spookng and mis-behaving in the streets. Horses have also been electrocuted, escaped their drivers and have gotten lose on the streets, broken free from their carriages and have been hit many times by trafic.
Please, many of people love and care for these horses and would like to see limits set as to how these animals can be, and should be, treated. If the people who visit NYC and it's citizens knew how these animals are treated, most wouldn't dare even look at a carriage again. Equestrians and non- equestrians alike feel there needs to be change to how horses in NYC are handled and cared for. If you could take a minute of your time to think of ways to help these horses, it would be greatly appreciated.
Arabella N. Bonsor
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