Chicago’s Horse Drawn Carriage Ban Went Into Effect on January 1, 2021. This was huge news, as Chicago joined Las Vegas, NV; Asheville, NC; Salt Lake City, UT; Biloxi, MS; Camden, NJ and the Florida cities of Key West, Palm Beach, Pompano Beach, and Treasure Island. And it resulted from intensive efforts, including from the Chicago Alliance for Animals, which spent two years relaying information to aldermen and the mayor about how operators overwork horses and violate laws intended to protect public safety.
Meanwhile, New York has suffered another carriage-horse tragedy. Chief, a brand-new carriage horse, was badly injured after a collision with a BMW, which sped away after backing into the horse. This is not the first time a horse has been hit in NYC traffic. It certainly won’t be the last. And, accidents aside, being strapped to a cart in a busy city is an inhumane life for a horse. Sign this petition and tell New York that it’s time to end horse-drawn carriage rides through city traffic.
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