NYCLASS works to change the world for animals and seeks to create a truly humane society for all.

We work to enact animal rights legislation into law, elect pro-animal candidates to office and to educate and activate the public through on the street activism and grassroots campaigns.

The historic New York City package of animal rights legislation in New York City was passed by the New York City Council and signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio on November 25, 2019! In addition to NYCLASS's signature Carriage Horse Heat Relief Bill, several other bills to protect animals and end abuse were signed into law, including the Ban on the sale of cruel foie gras, the creation of the Nation's first Office of Animal Welfare and many more! We are committed to building upon these recent victories and forging ahead to pass more legislation to end abuse and win more victories for animals in New York and beyond.

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NYC Carriage Horses Need YOUR HELP NOW

Call or email your NYC Council Member today and urge them to please support NYCLASS proposals to help END carriage horse suffering: 

  • Changing the current law to prevent carriage horses from being sent to slaughter.
  • Mandatory retirement to a sanctuary at a younger age, in alignment with the retirement standards for NYPD Mounted Unit horses.
  • Increasing stall sizes.
  • Requiring time and space for the horses to move freely, exercise, and socialize.
  • Better veterinary and farrier care for horses.

...and many more reforms to improve the safety and welfare for NYC carriage horses and all animals. New York City horses deserve better!

Stand up to protect carriage horses!

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