Ban Horse Carriages in NYC

  • by: Animal Advocates
  • target: NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, NY Congresswoman Caroyln Maloney, NY Senator Charles Schumer, NY Senator Kristen Gillibrand, Governor of New York State Andrew M. Cuomo

On Thursday, August 16, a carriage horse became spooked and burst out of line. The 6 year old draft gelding named Oreo dumped the carriage driver and two passengers, struck two cars and ran free for 4 blocks- injuring 3 people.

The accident was the latest mishap involving carriage horses near Central Park. The periodic accidents, some of them resulting in serious injuries, are one of the reasons we seek to  ban the carriage-horse trade in New York.

We ask that you ban horse drawn carriages in New York City once and for all.

NYC Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
City Hall
New York, NY 10007
PHONE 311 (or 212-NEW-YORK outside NYC)
FAX (212) 312-0700
E-MAIL:http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/mayor.html

NY Congresswoman Caroyln Maloney

Manhattan District Office
1651 3rd Avenue, Suite 311
New York, NY 10128-3679
Phone: 212-860-0606
Fax: 212-860-0704
E-Mail: https://maloney.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

NY Senator Charles Schumer

New York City

757 Third Avenue

Suite 17-02

New York, NY, 10017

phone: 212-486-4430

fax: 212-486-7693

e-mail: https://schumer.senate.gov./Contact/contact_chuck.cfm

NY Senator Kristen Gillibrand

15 West 26th Street, Suite 4R, New York, NY 10010

phone: 212 481 2010

fax: 518 751 2556

e-mail: http://www.kirstengillibrand.com/contact

The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224

phone: (518) 474-8390

e-mail: http://www.governor.ny.gov/contact/GovernorContactForm.php

On Thursday, August 16, a carriage horse became spooked and burst out of line. The 6 year old draft gelding named Oreo dumped the carriage driver and two passengers, struck two cars and ran free for 4 blocks- injuring 3 people.


The accident was the latest mishap involving carriage horses near Central Park. The periodic accidents, some of them resulting in serious injuries, are one of the reasons we seek to  ban the carriage-horse trade in New York.


We ask that you ban horse drawn carriages in New York City once and for all.

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