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Another Accident!

How many accidents does it take before the City Government wakes up to this inhumane and dangerous industry?

5 March 2012
How many accidents does it take before the City Government wakes up to this inhumane and dangerous industry?

This from the YouTube page where this video resides:

"March 3, 2012 A carriage horse, apparently frightened by some unknown source of danger, bolted and ran off into traffic on Saturday, March 3rd, dragging his empty carriage, which had tipped over. The horse finally fell to the ground outside the studio where Jon Stewart tapes The Daily Show -- on 11th Avenue, south of 52nd Street. It occurred about 6pm when the streets are very congested

According to an eye witness who supplied the video to the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages, the horse was shaking and looked frightened from this ordeal. He was unhooked from the carriage by the driver and walked down 11th Avenue, presumably to his stable. The eye witness, who was walking her dog, had just crossed 11th Avenue when she heard a very loud crash. When she turned to look, the horse was already tearing down the street, the carriage in tow. Upset at seeing this accident and experiencing a very close call, she said that if she had still been on the other side of the street, she is sure that she and her dog would have been injured."

How many accidents does it take before the City Government wakes up to this inhumane and dangerous industry?

The time to remove the horses from the mean streets of NYC is long past. Please sign the petition here and add your name to Anjelica Huston's letter to City Council Speaker, Christine Quinn.

Here is the video taken after the apparently spooked horse was stopped after reportedly running up 11th Avenue dragging an overturned carriage.

 


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