Monday, February 20, 2012

From the "Live Free and Die Department"

And there you have it! Thank you, Eric Nix, for sharing this pithy mission statement on a carriage industry website, for the world to see. The industry must be very proud of you.

We have our work cut out for us, folks!

Welcome to a blog dedicated to banning the inherently inhumane and dangerous carriage industry in New York City.

I represent the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages--NYC. Our mission? A ban on this industry in New York City and sanctuary retirement of these horses, a stipulation that is addressed in detail in a state bill (S5013). In fact, all previous legislation has included this language, which would close the loophole in current law that allows horses to be dumped at auction--places such as New Holland, Pa.,--often a last stop before the one-way trip to the slaughterhouse.

Will you join us? Meet up with us in person in New York City, or join us online at, where you can sign up for a free weekly email newsletter that is packed with information about ways you can help this cause.

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