STOP Riding Horse Carriages This Holiday Season
Please stop riding the horse carriages you see along the streets no matter where you are.
I am a HUGE animal supporter and I stumbled across another breaking news video that yet ANOTHER horse giving rides collapsed while "on duty" in NYC. The most disturbing part? Carriage horses collapsing due to exhaustion is far too common in the industry.
A witness actually caught video of the driver and a few others trying to pull and drag the horse back on its feet for several minutes and I'm not going to lie, this footage can be a bit disturbing.
But this goes one step further -- this is far from the first incident that has prompted organizations to step in and try and get legislation reforms passed by the city council to improve current conditions for carriage horses.
According to the post, "horses are dangerously worked during snowstorms, torrential rain, heatwaves, and just last month two horses dropped dead of colic in their tiny stables."
The conditions have proven to be the worst in New York City because of the overwhelming environment and pollution, but horse carriages are a much more common entity around the holidays.
So please -- DON'T RIDE HORSE CARRIAGES! Not at least until some legal help is given so that these horses are given MUCH better treatment.
Now, by no means am I saying that ALL horses are mistreated but if there are multiple organizations gaining a following for a change, then something that shouldn't be happening clearly is. Here is another VIDEO breaking this situation down in more detail so you can truly understand what goes on behind the scenes!
And maybe the answer is looking for an alternative! What if we still have carriages that only require electricity to run and therefore do not require the labor of horses to function. The romantic business still survives and these living creatures get to live a much better life.
If you are looking to get involved and help with the cause, click HERE. And yes, I did sign up for their emailing list!
Another common website that popped up while doing my research is PETA.org.
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