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19 Inches of Snow...Still the Carriage Horses Were Out

From Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages
February 2011

NYC Snow Emergency

Mayor Bloomberg called it a snow emergency (1/27/11) and asked people not to take their cars out. Buses were suspended, schools were closed, subways were questionable. The priority was that the streets had to be cleaned and emergency vehicles had to be able to get through.

But several of the carriage drivers took their horses out to Central Park.

This was illegal. It is particularly dangerous when there is so much snow on the road. Horses love the snow - but they love to play in it; to roll and run and get frisky. They never get a chance to do this in NYC as they are bound to the carriages they pull. With their vision hindered by blinders and their heads held by check reins, all they see is the messy and dangerous road in front of them. Very sad.

ASPCA Missing In Action

The ASPCA officers should have been at the hack line early in the morning making sure that the carriages were not out. Instead, they called a suspension in the early afternoon and manipulated their double speak to fool many people into thinking that they "suspended" the carriages from the outset. We question why they were not out at the hack line in the early morning to make sure the drivers were not there.

This is all the more reason why this industry needs to be abolished. It is out of control. The drivers do not obey the law and the ASPCA cannot enforce it. Thanks to all of you who contacted the ASPCA on Thursday to complain about this and then to send me your responses. I am just wading through the BS now.

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