Why ban Horse-Drawn carriages?
The horses that are involved in pulling commercial horse drawn carriages in major metropolitan cities are not treated with humanity.
The living conditions are awful. The law in New York only requires 60 square feet of living space, which is half of what experts recommend. These stalls are like putting a family of 8 into a one room apartment. The actual working conditions for these horses is even worse. The horses walk on the hard asphalt all day while constantly in what many call "nose to tailpipe" traffic. The exhaust fumes from surrounding cars have been documented to give the horses health problems. Even after they can not work anymore, they are mistreated. Almost all of these horses are slaughtered because it is more cost efficient than paying for a horse sanctuary.
Horses are herd animals which means that they are supposed to be out in the open and with other horses. They are not meant to be locked up in small stalls at night and roaming the concrete streets during the day.
These horses can't speak for themselves and that is why they need your help.
I am composing a bill to ban the use of horse drawn carriages within major metropolitan areas. Please sign this petition in support of treating horses humanely.