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Stop the Use of Horse-Drawn Vehicles

June 05, 2009 | Horse Carriages

HORSES WITHOUT CARRIAGES INTERNATIONAL is an international coalition of organizations in cities all over the world with a common goal -- to free carriage horses from bondage and ban the unjust and unsafe horse-drawn carriage trade.

June 6, 2009 is our second International Day of Protest.

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Join in solidarity with activists in Philadelphia, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, Victoria-British Columbia, Dublin, Rome, Florence, Vienna, Belgrade and Tel Aviv.

In New York City, join Friends of Animals, Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages, and Heart for Animals for a rally.

WHEN: Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 12:00 noon until 2:30
WHERE: Meet at noon at Columbus Circle by the statue (this is equivalent to the north-east corner of Central Park South and Central Park West)

In Philadelpia, join Friends of Animals' new Pennsylvania chapter for a vigil and protest.

WHEN: Saturday, June 6, 2009 from 11:00 AM to 12:30.
WHERE: The NE corner of 5th & Chestnut

Find a demonstration in your area.

Let's show the world that we want to see an end to the horse-drawn carriage trade. Stand together with the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages and animal-rights groups throughout the world, creating a movement in which cities and towns say "no" to horse-drawn vehicles, because horses came into the world for their own reasons.


We were too young to remember when horse drawn wagons was a way of life. Friends of Animals comments: But, it wasn't a way of life for the horses then. It was forced exploitation just as it is now.

We are the top of the food chain for a reason! We are more intelligent and because of this we have the power to control animals and use them to perform jobs that are too strenuous for humans. Your forefathers used animals to better their lives just as we do today, stop complaining and wasting people's time with pointless and wasteful issues! FoA comments: You seem to be missing a few links. Even in those cases where humans have power over animals, humans must use that power wisely and with concern for all beings. Getting a cheap thrill out of dominating a carrige horse qualifies neither as wisdom nor concern.

I work in the Center City area of Philadelphia, and am able to look directly below my office windows to the alley below and watch the Horse and Carriage crew prepare some horses for the day. My heart sinks every day for the horses, as I see the conditions in which they live. So sad. These beautiful animals need to be free, safe and happy in sanctuaries or something similar. I signed a petition trying to end this business a few Saturdays ago, but I wish there was something else I can do.

If I were to win the lottery I would buy all those horses and put them on a beautiful farm, then I would buy the stables if you can call a place where a horse can't turn around or lay down for a little while. Then I would have the horse prison demolished. Stop horse drawn carriages, they are worse than cruel; they are evil.

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