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 www.banhdc.org, where you can sign up for a free weekly email newsletter that is packed with information about ways you can help this cause.