Daily News delivers 40,000 ‘Save Our Horses’ petitions to City Hall
From: Daily News
By: Jennifer Fermino
Mayor de Blasio did not make an appearance when the sacks containing 40,000 petitions to keep Central Park horse carriages were brought to the steps of City Hall, but more than 100 supporters of the horses showed up.
The message to Mayor de Blasio was loud, clear and a resounding 40,000 signatures strong: Save our horses!
But the mayor isn’t listening.
Three months after the Daily News kicked off a campaign to save the 156-year-old industry, more than 100 supporters gathered at City Hall as New York’s Hometown Newspaper dropped off five bags of petitions on the mayor’s doorstep.
It’s the largest signature drop-off since de Blasio took office, and the biggest show of signed support on any issue in years.
All four of the city’s horse stables shut down so workers could attend the 1 p.m. rally, and not a single carriage ride was available in all of New York City until after the mayor received the signatures.