Animal Defenders of Westchester

lion baby

Home Page
Action Alerts
How Can I Help?
Press Releases
ADOW's TV Show
Who We Are
Become a Member
Companion Animal Memorials

We advocate on all animal protection and exploitation issues, including experimentation, factory farming, rodeos, breeders and traveling animal acts.

Animal Defenders of Westchester
P.O. Box 205
Yonkers, NY 10704


Letter asks for carriage horse advice

We received this letter from New Orleans regarding carriage horses there; our response is below it:

Dear Kiley,

I just signed the petition to ban carriage horses in NYC. I hope that the same type of effort can be made for the horses in New Orleans, should that industry resume after the hurricane. It is terrible to see the skinny horses and mules there with their lifeless eyes standing in the heat with one leg lifted at a time to take the load off for a few seconds. Their plight needs to be seen and addressed. Let me know if you are aware of any work on their behalf. Thank you…


Hi Elizabeth,

Thank you for signing the NYC petition to ban carriage horses.  I am so sorry to read the rest of your message; do you have activist groups in your area?  Please seek their help if possible, as you need outreach to your local politicians, the public, etc.  If you have contact info for your local pols, forward them to us and we will gladly crosspost them.  They need to hear from you, and don't back down.  The carriage owners have a vested interest in keeping things as they are.

I myself have never created a petition; if you like I'll refer you to the creator to see if she could help you create one.

Also contact the press, repeatedly; do public outreach, via tabling, leafletting, etc.  Have you contacted the large groups?  Ask them to help; some have employees in each city.  

Thank you for wanting to help these poor animals.  Please feel free to contact us at any time.  May God bless your efforts.

Kiley B


Fair Use Notice: This document may contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owners. We believe that this not-for-profit, educational use on the Web constitutes a fair use of the copyrighted material (as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law). If you wish to use this copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Your comments and inquiries are welcome

This site is hosted and maintained by:
The Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman Family Foundation
Thank you for visiting

Since date.gif (991 bytes)