NYC’s carriage horses need you to raise your voice! 

If you live in the five boroughs of NYC, please call your Council Member today and urge them to actively support:

The Carriage Horse Heat Relief Bill, Intro 1425

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This new bill will keep NYC carriage horses OFF the streets when the 'heat index' reaches 90 degrees or above. The current inadequate law does not take into account humidity or heat index, and horses suffer every summer as a result. NYCLASS has documented horses being worked in severe respiratory heat distress during brutal heatwaves because of this lack of protection. For the first time in over two decades, this bill will "move the needle" drastically in favor of the horses! We have much more to accomplish to help end the suffering of the carriage horses, but we need your help to pass Intro 1425 before summer!

SIGN AND SHARE THIS PETITION: NYCLASS collaborated with Care2 in this petition that is directed to New York City Council Members, urging them to pass our legislation now to help protect the carriage horses:


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NYC Carriage Horses Need YOUR HELP NOW

Call your NYC Council Member today and urge them to please support the new NYCLASS proposals 

The current NYCLASS proposal calls for

  • 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.
  • Updating and strengthening the current inadequate weather regulations for horses.

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

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