You can't defeat an idea whose time has come ...

Our campaign is

dedicated to banning

the inhumane, unsafe

and anachronistic

horse-drawn carriages

in New York City
FacebookTwitterYouTubeBlogArticlesFlickr Newsletter

Welcome. Please take a look around. Find out Why a Ban is Necessary  .Sign our Petition.   Sign up for our E-Newsletter.   Follow us on Facebook,Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr.  Read our Articles.   Buy our Merchandise  and support us by sending a Donation.   Click on Carriage Horse Issues  and learn about existing laws,  proposed legislation, letters to the editor, media coverage, the Comptroller's audit.   Tourists, please click  on the Tourists button.   

MEDIA:  if you can handle the truth about the carriage trade,  
we would love to speak with you.

Sign our petition to Mayor deBlasio and the NY City council  to ban horse-drawn carriages this year!  Click here.  

Letter in Times Ledger - 2/19/14 
Horse Carriage Drivers Need to Update 

Blog 1/19/14  
NYC Public Forum on Animal Issues 
testimony on the carriage horse issue

Blog 1/5/14
The Carriage Horse ban and the Great Betrayal  
What is Wrong with the Media?  

NY Times  - 12/20/13

Carriage Driver is Charged with Animal Cruelty 

Carriage Horse Stables, Neglect and Animal Cruelty

Blog 11/29/13
Lies and Desperation  - the NYC horse-carriage trade

Op-Ed:  The Last Days of NYC's   
Horse-Drawn Carriage Empire Are Here

on One Green Planet - October 25, 2013 by Elizabeth Forel

New article about the mayoral candidates; the non existent electric cars; horse-less carriages; the entitled carriage trade; what will happen to the horses; why doesn't the City create new industries for everyone who loses their job?  


youtube videos

ghost ad
Our New Ad:  
find out why.


71/2 year study reveals a very high turnover of NYC carriage horsesaveraging 71 per year.  529 have turned over since the end of2005.  

WHATYOU CAN DO - The most important thing you can do as an individual concerned with  carriage horses in NYC is to contact your electedofficials and get them to support the Avella/Rosenthal bill - S667/A997in the state legislature, which would prohibit the operation of horse-drawn carriages in NYC.  This is not an iconic business- it is the carriage drivers and the media that promote that.  This is a business that exploits horses and  that continues to breakthe law, enabled by the City agencies in charge and by the ASPCA.   It is a business that has held NYC hostage for years.  

On any given day, you will find carriage horses being left unattended and untethered at the hack line while their drivers socialize with other  drivers and fail to pay attention; making dangerous u-turns in heavy traffic around the Central Park Area. You will see carriages being overloaded because no one in authority is monitoring the situation.  And this does not even begin to touch on their living conditions, which include no turnout topasture; "legally" working 9 hours a day, 7 days a week; stalls,which are legal, but less than half the size of what experts recommend.  See TheTop 15 Reasons why NYC Should Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages. 

Politicians- do not be left behind.  Please open your minds and your hearts. If you do not care about horse welfare - then you need to consider people and  the human safety issue - flimsy open carriages; most importantly, the nature of a 1,500-2,000 pound animal whose first instinct is to flee the scene when frightened becoming an unwitting weapon.  Around the world people have been killed because of out-of-control carriage horses spooking -- both passersby and those in carriages.  A five-year old girl; an elderly woman, a young boy.   It is only a matter of time before it happens in NYC  because the conditions are ripe.   Please help to bring NYC into the 21st century and help relegate this dangerous business to the coal bins of history.  

The only bill to support to prohibit horse-drawn carriages in NYC. --Click Here

Why the electric car bill is a sham and will hurt the horses-- Click Here

Whythe industry is playing along -- Click Here

If you witness any sort of abuse concerning carriage horses --whether direct or a carriage working where it shouldn't, please let usknow at may suggest you contact the ASPCA, but it is crucial that you let usknow so we can track the complaints.

You must get this information: 4-digit license plate on theback of the carriage; 4-digit engraved number on the left front hoof ofthe horse- this might be hard to get, in which case, a description ofthe horse; the time, exact location, description of the driver;describe the incident

FairUse Notice: This website may contain copyrighted material whose use hasnot been specifically authorized by the copyright owners. We believethat this not-for-profit, educational use on the Web constitutes a fairuse of the copyrighted material (as provided for in section 107 of theUS Copyright Law). If you wish to use this copyrighted material forpurposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtainpermission from the copyright owner.

Coalition To Ban
Horse-Drawn Carriages

A Committee of the Coalition For New York City Animals, Inc.

The Coalition for
NYC Animals, Inc.

P.O. Box 20247
Park West Station
New York, NY 10025


To honor
Bobby II Freedom
former NYC carriage horse previously known as Billy ID# 2873 rescued by the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages and Equine Advocates on June 25, 2010 from the New Holland auctions.

In memory of
Lilly Rose O'Reilly
former NYC carriage horse previously known as Dada ID# 2711 R.I.P.August, 2007