Statement on Horse Carriage Incident with Pedicab

"Today's incident where three people were injured on the 65th Street Transverse when a horse carriage clipped and flipped a pedicab is yet another example of why horse carriages do not belong on congested city streets, and why this antiquated practice is unsafe for people and for horses.  

Just over a month ago, a horse named Norman collapsed at 2:00AM on 50th Street and laid there for more than 20 minutes before he was able to get up. Despite claiming that he’s an advocate for animal rights, the Mayor still has done nothing and said nothing about Norman's collapse. Mr. Mayor, keep your word. It is outrageous that in the year 2016, there are still carriage horses working on busy NYC streets."

Animal advocates from NYCLASS, The Animals' Battalion, TheirTurn, Direct Action Everywhere and Collectively Free will be protesting in front of Grace Mansion on Monday, October 17th 5:30PM-7PM to urge Mayor de Blasio to help the horses.


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