Yesterday morning, a horse pulling a carriage in busy New York City traffic got spooked, collided
with parked cars, flipped over the carriage, and became pinned under the
wreckage. While the carriage driver screamed at the thrashing horse, Good Samaritans worked to free him by lifting up the
carriage and cutting him loose from his traces. After being freed, the horse
was able to walk under his own power, but witnesses reported that he appeared
to be limping and bleeding from a wound on his leg.
More than 18 accidents involving
horse-drawn carriages have occurred in New York City in the past two years
alone, putting horses, passengers, and bystanders at risk, which is why PETA,
politicians, and many others
want the carriages to be replaced with vintage electric cars. That move still needs more support in the City
Council but is currently being held up by Council Speaker Christine Quinn.
You Can Do
If you live in New York City, please
contact your City Council member and ask him or her to support Intro. 86A, which would replace horse-drawn carriages with eco-friendly vintage cars.
Article source: PETA Files