Horses do not belong in a congested, urban setting where they are constantly breathing exhaust and sharing the streets with cars, buses and taxis. It is even more upsetting to know that during their non-working hours these horses are confined to tiny stables and do not enjoy access to the open space that such large animals require.
I love New York but seeing such an inhumane industry continue to operate here disappoints me. Please consider phasing out the horse-drawn carriages and replacing them with a more humane, sustainable option such as the electric vintage-replica tour car proposed in the NYC Council bill, Intro 86.
Just bassed on these two paragraphs is not enough to make me sign...
One reason is because if exhaust and such is so bad that we need to ban animals then hell we need to ban humans as well since we would be breathing the same air.
Two if you actually go to see there stable the only difference between these stables and any other is that the horse have to go up a ramp to get to there stalls.. the stalls are the same size as normal stalls 12x12 and 12x14 and so forth to keep the animal comfortable
Three if its so dangerous for horses with drivers constantly with them to work in the city its obvisously to dangerous for children who are unsupervised to be in the city...
Four - all the horses are sent to a private farm where they get a day off and have time romping in the field which is more than I can say for some horses at private facilities who don't have access to any turnout
When they come up with other reasons then the ones stated in these paragraphs then maybe I would consider signing..but I doubt it since these horses have a job, give people jobs in this rough economy and get better treatment then some backyard horses I don't see an issue with having them in the city.