NYCLASS Statement on Sudden Death of Carriage Horse - NYCLASS

NYCLASS Statement on Sudden Death of Carriage Horse

New York, NY – At approximately 8:30am this morning, a horse driving a carriage died after leaving the stable on the way to Central Park.  New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets has released the following statement: 

23 October 2011

New York, NY – At approximately 8:30am this morning, a horse driving a carriage died after leaving the stable on the way to Central Park.  New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets has released the following statement: 

“NYCLASS has learned of an incident that occurred this morning during which a carriage horse heading to Central Park collapsed and died on the street.  The sudden death of any horse is very uncommon, and today's death is a reminder of why we cannot allow for carriage horses to work these harsh city streets any longer.  Our sympathy goes to the poor horse that unexpectedly and tragically died in Midtown today.

Current findings are inconclusive, but the ASPCA is investigating the cause of death. NYCLASS calls on the Department of Health to act immediately to examine the terrible death of this horse.”

NYCLASS continues to work to pass Intro. 86A, legislation that calls for a phase-out of horse carriages in New York City and replacing them with the 21st Century "Horseless Carriage", electric-powered vehicles styled and constructed to replicate turn of the century cars.  Intro 86A is a needed change to this archaic industry; one that will maintain jobs, generate revenue, attract tourists and most importantly - save the lives of the city's carriage horses.

Photo by Matthew Miller

Photo by Matthew Miller

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