Daily News delivers 40,000 ‘Save Our Horses’ petitions to City Hall

Pro horse carriage petition delivered to NYC City Hall

From: Daily News
By: Jennifer Fermino

Pro horse carriage petition delivered to NYC City Hall

Five sacks branded with the ‘Save Our Horses’ logo were delivered Wednesday to City Hall by a team from the New York Daily News and labor advocates.

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.

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AUTHOR: Posted by Habitat for Horses Calaway
3 Comments
  • arlene

    I am all for the saving of the Carriage Horses , it comes contingencies, the HORSES MUST ALL BE TREATED WITH RESPECT AT ALL TIMES, GIVEN PROPER NUTRITION, FED PROPERLY, RESTED AND HEALTH CHECKS, PROPER HOOF CARE , AND MOST OF ALL LOVING CARING OWNER OPERATORS …………

    July 18, 2014
  • mustang man

    Take them off the streets, reopen the park trails again and build facilities at the park to house them. this can be resolved in both the horses and the owners interest without this forever fight that is doing nothing for the horses.

    July 19, 2014
    • arlene

      Central Park is big enough, to build barns and a pasture for turn out, keep the horses inside the Park everyones happy !!! Said this a long time ago !!!!!

      July 20, 2014