NYCLASS STATEMENT ON SPEAKER MARK-VIVERITO’S DELAY OF VOTE ON BILL TO PROTECT CARRIAGE HORSES - NYCLASS.org

NYCLASS STATEMENT ON SPEAKER MARK-VIVERITO’S DELAY OF VOTE ON BILL TO PROTECT CARRIAGE HORSES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“The Speaker’s decision to continue to place carriage horses in harm’s way is outrageous and wrong. Let’s be clear about what this cold-hearted delay means – horses will continue their miserable nose-to-tailpipe existence, horses will continue to be hit and killed by city traffic, horses will continue to work until they are the equivalent of 80-years-old, and horses will continue to be sold to slaughter.

We have a sensible plan to protect the horses, and it deserves a vote. But instead the Speaker is allowing the Teamsters to call the shots and allow the horses to suffer. NYCLASS and our members will never stop fighting to improve the lives of these horses, and will only increase our efforts until the horses win. 

The people of New York deserve to know who stands with the horses and who stands with an industry that has little regard for the well-being of the horses beyond making sure they can make them money, only to toss the horses aside when they can't."

MEDIA CONTACT: JOHN COLLINS, 212-681-1380

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