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With every passing day, New York authorities continue to lazy-off about the need for horse carriage reform, and each day this happens is another day where animal and human lives are put at risk.

Unfortunately, we have yet ANOTHER horse carriage accident to share. According to reports, a horse named Arthur was spooked by the opening and closing of an umbrella and took off down 59th street, riders in tow. Though the driver of the horse jumped off to try and calm the animal down, it didn’t prevent Arthur from crashing into three parked cars before stopping.

The photos clearly show how dangerous horse-drawn carriages are, but we can’t begin to imagine how terrifying it must have been for the horse and the passengers!

 

Despite the driver’s level of training or experience, you can’t stop a horse from getting spooked when something scares them – with their poor depth perception, it is not an uncommon occurrence … especially in crowded city traffic. This fact and the irresponsible actions by carriage drivers are among reasons why NYCLASS is urging city policymakers to make serious changes to horse-drawn carriage operations before someone sustains more serious injuries than this last disaster.

 

Edita Birnkrant, executive director of NYCLASS, stated, “I think this really highlights that horse carriages do not belong in chaotic traffic. This was a horrifying crash that happened. This horse spooked; ran completely out of control with no driver. The enforcement of these carriages is a joke and it has only gotten more lax in the last four years despite repeated assurances from City Hall.”

The reform bill that NYCLASS is presenting would protect horses, pedestrians, and even the carriage drivers themselves. An important part of the legislation would be restricting them from Columbus Circle, as this area in Central Park South is very busy, very loud, and very dangerous. You can help push this crucial legislation to the forefront by calling relevant council members and voicing your support of horse-drawn carriage reform in NYC!

All image source: NYCLASS/Facebook

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0 comments on “Ban Horse Carriages Now! 3 Injured After Horse Gets Spooked in NYC”

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JOHN PASQUA
12 Days ago

END THE USE OF GREAT HORSES FOR THIS NOW.


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LEON WAGNER
17 Days ago

BAN HORSE USE = WORLD WIDE !!!ENOUGH IS ENOUGH !!!


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Denise
17 Days ago

New York City is another city where HORSES ARE FORCED TO PULL CARRIAGES in the summer heat, the rain, the cold of the winter.
Horses are ALSO made to work - to pull carriages and people - for 12-14 hours a day among people and noisy car, trucks, buses.
HORSES ARE FORCED TO DO THEIR "DUTY" SO THE BLOODY CARRIAGE OWNERS CAN FATTEN-UP THEIR BANK ACCOUNTS.

HEY, WORLD!!! WELCOME TO NEW YORK CITY!!!!!!!!!!! COME AND WATCH OUR TIRED, HUNGRY, THIRSTY HORSES FALL DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREETS. WELCOME TO TO NEW YORK CITY!!!!!!!!!!!

DUMB TOURISTS: You want to visit NYC or any city - RENT A ....... BIKE.

HORSES PU


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Fran Watson
17 Days ago

Traffic is too busy and sometimes speedy now. No more carriages and horses.


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Carola
18 Days ago

We need to BAN the horse-drawn carriage trade, NOT "reform" it! Please support:

The Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages
P.O. Box 20247 | Park West Station | New York, NY 10025 | [email protected]

Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages www.banhdc.org
Horses Without Carriages International www.horseswithoutcarriages.org



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