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Earlier this year, State Senator Tony Avella and Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal called for a ban of horse-drawn carriages, saying the industry is antiquated and barbaric.
Used as a tourist attraction, the horses are exposed to extreme heat in the summer, and the harsh cold in the winter; and subjected to traffic collisions all year round.
City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn is going to be entering the race for mayor of NYC, and she supports the horse carriage industry even though the majority of New Yorkers see this as animal cruelty.
We ask the mayoral canditdate to suppot the ban on horse drawn carriages once and for all. Profits are never more important than human beings acting humanely. These horses never even have the chance to graze on grass naturally and are constanly exposed to noise pollution. If stress can kill a human, it can kill a horse.
Tell Christine Quinn to make this inhumane industry illegal, and retire carriage horses to a sanctuary where they can engage in natural equine behaviors.
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