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****PRESS ADVISORY**** 14th HORSE CARRIAGE ACCIDENT in MIDTOWN THIS YEAR
2 October 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
CONTACT: Katie Franger (212) 239-7323
14th HORSE CARRIAGE ACCIDENT in MIDTOWN THIS YEAR
Early this evening, carriage horse operations were suspended due to inclement weather. New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets (NYCLASS) has just learned that following this suspension, another accident has occurred involving a horse carriage by 41st Street and 11th Avenue. The horse fell in the street, and the carriage had to be pulled off the horse, taking up two lanes of traffic. NYPD reported to the scene. Lead Organizer Allie Feldman exclaimed, “How many images of injured horses on New York City streets do we need to see in order to take action and stop this abusive treatment? We at NYCLASS call on the City Council and the Speaker to stand up and take unified action to immediately pass legislation before another accident happens, before another horse is hurt.”
NYCLASS is looking into the safety of the horse, and will release more information as it is learned. Concerned citizens can make their voice heard by contacting their Councilmember through www.nyclass.org/citycouncil.
NYCLASS is an animal advocacy organization committed to ending the inhumane practices of the NYC carriage horse industry. NYCLASS advocates for retiring the carriage horses to sanctuary, while modernizing the current industry with a clean and safe alternative to this outdated tradition - the 21st Century Horseless Carriage. Founded in 2008 by a coalition of prominent animal lovers and business leaders, NYCLASS has grown to over 97,000 supporters with activist chapters in all five boroughs. For more information, please visit www.nyclass.org.