PRESS ADVISORY: “RUNAWAY HORSE” CARRIAGE ACCIDENT BY COLUMBUS CIRCLE - NYCLASS

PRESS ADVISORY: “RUNAWAY HORSE” CARRIAGE ACCIDENT BY COLUMBUS CIRCLE

This afternoon, another accident involving a horse carriage and a motorized vehicle occurred in our city. This accident occurred within blocks of Columbus Circle, one of the most congested areas of New York City. Lead Organizer Allie Feldman explained that, “This amounts to the 13th accident within the last year in this area, putting not only horses at danger but other drivers and pedestrians as well, once again proving the time for change is now. The importance of replacing the horse carriages with the horseless carriage environmentally sound alternative is vital to our city, and would become law with the passage of Intro 86A currently in the New York City Council. With over 87,000 supporters, there is increasing awareness that the time of the horse and buggy has come and gone. We at NYCLASS urge the Council and the Speaker to immediately pass Intro 86A before another accident happens.”

16 August 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, August 16, 2012
CONTACT: Katie Franger (212) 239-7323

“RUNAWAY HORSE” CARRIAGE ACCIDENT BY COLUMBUS CIRCLE

This afternoon, another accident involving a horse carriage and a motorized vehicle occurred in our city. This accident occurred within blocks of Columbus Circle, one of the most congested areas of New York City. Lead Organizer Allie Feldman explained that, “This amounts to the 13th accident within the last year in this area, putting not only horses at danger but other drivers and pedestrians as well, once again proving the time for change is now. The importance of replacing the horse carriages with the horseless carriage environmentally sound alternative is vital to our city, and would become law with the passage of Intro 86A currently in the New York City Council. With over 87,000 supporters, there is increasing awareness that the time of the horse and buggy has come and gone. We at NYCLASS urge the Council and the Speaker to immediately pass Intro 86A before another accident happens.”

NYCLASS is looking into the safety of the horse, and will release more information as it is learned. Video of horse at today's scene is attached - taken by a NYCLASS volunteer.
 

About NYCLASS™

New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets is a 501(c) 4 non-profit animal welfare and advocacy organization devoted to improving the quality of life for residents and animals of the City of New York. NYCLASS works to end the inhumane practice of the carriage horse industry and promote a clean and safe alternative to this outdated tradition. In addition, NYCLASS actively participates in other animal-related issues of importance in New York City. NYCLASS seeks to improve the city’s civic fabric and raise the level of public discourse on these issues by building public support for our initiatives. For more information, please visit www.nyclass.org.

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