While pulling a carriage, a distressed horse fell down on a busy NYC street. Footage
of the grim scene was captured and shared by the group Stopping NYC Horse Abuse
. Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for overworked, exhausted horses to fall down while pulling carriages.Please sign this petition urging the NYC Mayor to end the heartbreaking carriage horse industry now.
Sadly, NYC is one of many American cities that still allow the wholly unnecessary and completely inhumane practice of horse carriage rides to persist in spite of protests. Throughout the country, from Charlotte to Cleveland, horses are forced to pull tourists — sometimes through extreme conditions like during snowstorms, torrential downpour, and heatwaves — all the while unaware of the real cost to the horse. This practice needs to end today. Mayor Bill de Blasio should take action now and end this antiquated industry in his city. Sign the petition and say no more carriage cruelty.