Yet another horse has fallen victim to the horrific cruelty involved in New York City's carriage horse industry — and we mean that literally.
While pulling a carriage, a distressed horse recently fell down on a busy NYC street. 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 NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio 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. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio should take action now and end this antiquated industry. Sign the petition and say no more carriage cruelty.