Carriage Horses: What You Can Do
One horse pulling thirteen people in the broiling sun in
Charleston, SC. This photo was taken in 2007.
If you are a New York City resident and oppose the carriage horse trade, write to:
Mayor Michael Bloomberg
New York, NY 10017
In addition, contact all the members of the New York City Council, especially your own Council Member and the five members of the Consumer Affairs Committee. Let them know you support Intro 658 which would ban horse drawn carriages in New York City.
- Watch the film Blinders to learn more about the lives of urban carriage horses.
- If you have horse drawn carriages where you live, network with groups and lawmakers who have successfully banned the carriage horse trade in their cites such as Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Reno, Camden and Palm Beach. The Coalition to Ban Horse Drawn Carriages, which has been fighting to end the carriage horse trade in New York City, has important information and good ideas on its website. Check it out.
- If you witness an accident involving a carriage horse or a horse that has been injured or is underweight or is suffering in the extreme heat or cold, please contact both your local police and S.P.C.A. or humane society.
Also, don't forget to alert the media.