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Horse Collapses, Carriage Operator Unmoved- PLEASE TAKE ACTION!

Animals  (tags: horse drawn carriage, horse fell twice, suffering, new york )

- 2477 days ago -
A horse pulling a carriage in New York City collapsed to the ground twice yet was right back waiting at the curb before her driver was challenged by the woman who had been riding in the carriage at the time and who caught most of the horrifying incident

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Simone D (1462)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 5:49 pm
Sign against New York horse carriages-

Charlotte P (36)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 5:58 pm
Maybe if the public sees more video of these poor animals, they will stop wanting to take tha oh sooo romantic ride.
This is beyond cruel.

Regina P (67)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 6:02 pm
Noted & signed. This guy should be hung. Thanks Simone

Lynn Squance (235)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 6:02 pm
signed --- thanks

Esther Z (94)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 6:18 pm
Noted and signed.

Celine V (27)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 6:30 pm
N and signed...

Charles B (19)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 6:32 pm
Signed, thank you Simone for posting.

Valerie G (102)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 6:45 pm
Saw the video on CNN. Disturbing...
n and s. Thanks Simone...

MmAway M (505)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 7:01 pm
Oh #!# SHOOT the FOOL, and let the horse drive him and let him collapse! #!#!#!??????????????????GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR Now this is so SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

. (0)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 7:06 pm
Action taken

linda b (186)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 7:27 pm
How awful, signed thanks Simone.

Simone D (1462)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 7:33 pm
Thank you everybody! Another petition to sign -

Lydia S (155)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 10:55 pm
Emailed City Council .

Shirley S (187)
Monday August 8, 2011, 12:38 am
Action taken

Past Member (0)
Monday August 8, 2011, 12:41 am
Signed first one,got error message on 2nd one (PetitionOnline encountered an internal server error (500) when processing your request), will keep trying. TU...saw this on tv news. Go Galeb!

Monday August 8, 2011, 1:12 am
Signed and noted. Thanks Simone That poor dear horse.!!.. I am glad I didn't see the incident or I would be had up for assult by now!! (and no doubt that cruel guy would have got off free!)

Constance F (418)
Monday August 8, 2011, 1:26 am
Both petitions signed. OMG. That poor horse and woman. She is my hero for the day. I had no problem with her language - clearly she was traumatized by the stress the horse was under. What a backward, inhumane and ridiculous industry. Shame on New York! I hope they get flooded with emails.

SANDRA R (144)
Monday August 8, 2011, 3:20 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Simone.

Mike M (40)
Monday August 8, 2011, 4:07 am

Monday August 8, 2011, 4:16 am
Thank you Simone.

Past Member (0)
Monday August 8, 2011, 4:27 am
What a hunk of garbage...I'd like to ride this idiot around the park & pick him up to ride him more when he collapses. People are such GARBAGE sometimes, why?! Use your own resources as&*%$ and get a job that doesn't depend on a poor, helpless animal.

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Monday August 8, 2011, 4:45 am
Signed and noted. Thanks.

Cheree M (46)
Monday August 8, 2011, 4:54 am
Signed, TY

Krista Tackett (47)
Monday August 8, 2011, 4:56 am
Noted, signed both petitions, and forwarded. How many of these do we have to sign before they stop ?! Hopefully the video will help ! I am sick of this cruelty and lack of compassion by all involved !

Andrea Nemec (213)
Monday August 8, 2011, 4:59 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!

Lisa N (206)
Monday August 8, 2011, 5:06 am
I saw this video on Inside Edition a few nights ago. I applaud this woman for speaking out against this cruelty! Signed both petitions & shared, thanks Simone!

Danuta W (1249)
Monday August 8, 2011, 5:39 am

Chris R (80)
Monday August 8, 2011, 6:27 am
Noted and signed, thanks Simone!~

Ann F (0)
Monday August 8, 2011, 6:41 am
:( sick world we live in.

Randy Stein (19)
Monday August 8, 2011, 7:19 am
Noted and signed awhile ago. That women in the video sure let the driver have it!!!! Way to go!!!

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Monday August 8, 2011, 8:02 am
Noted and petitions signed.

Suzanne Hall (7)
Monday August 8, 2011, 8:14 am
Won't watch video, but signed and noted. Thanks for link, Simone. NO animal should be out "workiing" in this heat!

Nancy Roussy (79)
Monday August 8, 2011, 8:40 am
Signed (thanks for writing the address of the petition Simone...they did not have it in the link) and noted, thank you!

Tracey E (87)
Monday August 8, 2011, 9:08 am

Brenda T (0)
Monday August 8, 2011, 10:10 am
Noted with disgust. What a wicked way to treat an animal!

Carol H (229)
Monday August 8, 2011, 11:01 am
I have already taken action on this. what a piece of crap human being!!!

Sarah G (109)
Monday August 8, 2011, 11:42 am
City traffic is no place for horses in the first place.

Susanne P (18)
Monday August 8, 2011, 11:59 am
Both petitions signed

Amena Andersson (187)
Monday August 8, 2011, 12:01 pm
Noted and email sent.

Jason Green (235)
Monday August 8, 2011, 12:41 pm
signed thank you

Gloria H (88)
Monday August 8, 2011, 1:24 pm
sent an e-mail! This needs to go on New York tv!!!! No problem with the woman's language- she is a definate hero!!! Fire that bastard! Make him pull tourists on a rickshaw and dress him up in a hot, heavy horse costume!

tracey p (81)
Monday August 8, 2011, 1:45 pm
Petitions signed. This should be banned. In the meantime, are there no animal welfare standards in place to protect these animals ? No laws on how many hours they are forced to work to make profit for these heartless people ? No laws about access to water and food and shade ? No laws concerning the conditions they are kept in ? I am disgusted. And I am heartbroken for these horses.

Mervi R (74)
Monday August 8, 2011, 1:46 pm
noted, signed

Patricia W (94)
Monday August 8, 2011, 2:02 pm
I know there are statutes about when and how a horse can be made to pull these carriages. Apparently no one is interested in enforcing these laws, so these carriage rides need to go away forever. I don't care how "New York" it is. It's time to 86 this crap. All signed - TY Simone.

Loŕraine Butcher (92)
Monday August 8, 2011, 2:09 pm
I watched the video posted - and then I watched the 1st one as well. umm .. I am not quite sure that this is an accurate portrayal of cruelty per se .. Having horses I am quite interested in their welfare as a species, and it seems to me that New York DOES have quite a few laws in place for their protection. While we can all agree that videos do not lie - perhaps if one should remember the context as well - havent you ever fallen down and gotten back up? I have noted - but I don't think I will sign - at least not on the strength of the videos I just watched. Sorry.

Loŕraine Butcher (92)
Monday August 8, 2011, 2:14 pm
One more point - albeit a small one perhaps - these horses are doing a job, and yes - I agree that they should have adequate stabling, food and rest - but where exactly does everyone think that they are going to end up, should these petitions seeking to shut carriage rides down succeed? Probably on a truck heading to Mexico or Canada I would think. Life is precious to all living beings - and many of them, like us, have to go to jobs and work. That horse looked like it was shiny and well fed. I don't know - just saying - Be careful what you wish for - sometimes what you get is not what you are expecting.

Ana Fontan (16)
Monday August 8, 2011, 2:51 pm
Noted and signed!

michelle t (41)
Monday August 8, 2011, 2:58 pm
Signed.This is horrific animal cruelty

. (0)
Monday August 8, 2011, 3:04 pm
Poor horse :(( Action taken. Tks

Evelyn B (79)
Monday August 8, 2011, 3:18 pm
Noted Tks Simone...

samantha l (0)
Monday August 8, 2011, 4:02 pm
Poor baby! Signed

Kate Kenner (215)
Monday August 8, 2011, 5:04 pm
Yet more testimony as to why these horses should be taken off the streets. I keep hearing about how much these carriage operators care about their horses, like I believed that cock and bull story..

Sylvie Bermannova (42)
Monday August 8, 2011, 5:05 pm
Thanks, Simone. Noted, both actions taken.

Call me an idealist, but I believe horses belong to pasture -- not to overcrowded cities.

If horse-drawn carriages are banned, it, of course poses, a question what happens to these horses, which should be an integral part of the fight for their extrication from this trade. This, I feel, needs to be treated with equal concern. I do not, however, see it as black-and-white as Lorraine B. does--i.e., carriages or slaughter--, since there are other options open if there is a will.

Tracey P.: There are laws that are to protect the horses, but are said to be difficult to enforce. For more info on that, you can visit

Robert O (12)
Monday August 8, 2011, 6:35 pm

Past Member (0)
Monday August 8, 2011, 6:40 pm
Signed both petitions, noted, thanks Simone.

Michelle S (462)
Monday August 8, 2011, 6:56 pm
OMG. If this does not convince New York that this horse carriage business needs to come to a halt, nothing will!

So many celebrities live in NYC! Where are their voices!? Why aren't all of them speaking out against this!?

Appalling. And to think that after this horse fell, it was right back on the curb waiting to take other customers.
Thank God the woman who was in the carriage had the common sense to express concern.

This reminds of the Havasupai horses and mules......I never heard back from the tribe. How dare they exploit
these animals and treat them like trash!

Thanks for the post. Will forward and share. >^..^< M.

Valerie H (133)
Monday August 8, 2011, 7:13 pm
Thank you, I just sent a lengthy message direct to Ms. Quinn....

My heart just breaks for these magnificent beings.....and the HELL they endure....

Sue McGuey (106)
Monday August 8, 2011, 8:08 pm
Noted, signed both, shared!~

. (0)
Tuesday August 9, 2011, 5:17 am

Loŕraine Butcher (92)
Tuesday August 9, 2011, 8:04 am
ummm Sylvie? I do not think what I wrote constitutes "seeing things as black and white" and I resent the way you are trying to twist what I actually did say to make your own comments sound more valid. What I DID say was that this is a very real problem - and the likelihood of these former carriage horses ending up in some utopian pasture is VERY slim - whilst the likelihood of them ending up in a slaughterhouse - not so slim. I work with horses - I am well aware of the multiple issues facing them and I see first hand what happens to those who are abandoned or unwanted. So I think that I will offer your own words back to you - You are an idealist. (when the horses perhaps need realists - to come up with real,VIABLE solutions to this terrible problem) Thank you anyways for caring. Many people don't even do that.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 9, 2011, 8:09 am
all done. i think if they pass the ban that these horses will be rescued my sanctuaries. if they dont pass the ban the horses will most like get better least that is my hope. so i added my name.

. (0)
Tuesday August 9, 2011, 10:27 am

Nancy sands (448)
Tuesday August 9, 2011, 2:44 pm
As a native New Yorker, I can assure you that there are plenty of other activities to do here besides having a poor horse drag a bunch of fat asses around!

. (0)
Tuesday August 9, 2011, 6:26 pm
There are none so blind as those who will not see.

People have grown up. As children they may have watched in horror as cruelty took place before there eyes.
They were shamed and told, this is the way it is. The children went into helpless acceptance.

They have become numbed to the cruelty done to helpless creatures. They do not even see it any longer.
That's the way things are. You have to accept reality. Shut up!

We, who are activists, insist on seeing what is going on. We feel some of the pain. But we don't turn off the pain. We do what we can. Our reaction to pain is "do something!"

We find there are others who, like us, cannot just accept "the way it is". There are others who are doing something. We join up.

Some of us lose friends because they don't want to hear about the suffering in the world.

They do not want to see. They want to remain in helpless acceptance because it hurts to much to be aware.
People do not want to know what is going on. Tell them at your own risk.

Alone we can do almost nothing. We do would be in helpless, though painful, acceptance if we remained alone. Not all of us! Not completly!

Alone we can do almost nothing.

Together we are making changing in the world,.

We are Rainbow Warriors.

Farah Hage Ali (152)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 11:54 am
noted and signed, thank you

. (1)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 11:09 pm
noted. Thank you Simone.

Michela M (3964)
Monday August 15, 2011, 3:23 pm
Noted!! Thanks, Ciao!! Michela

Joan for Peace (413)
Friday September 2, 2011, 6:59 pm
thank you very much for your posts. still way behind but going through all my messages, this is important and i would not have wanted to miss signing.

Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 5:26 pm
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