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Testimony before the Consumer Affairs Committee of the   
City Council    
March 12, 2010

  By:  JH

 AS A NEW YORKER WHO IS DEEPLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE LIVING AND WORKING CONDITIONS OF THE CARRIAGE HORSES  -- AND THE PROTECTION OF THEIR WELL BEING, I AM GRATEFUL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE COMMENT ON THESE PROPOSALS.

IT IS MY OPINION THAT HOWEVER WELL-INTENDED LEGISLATION AND REGULATIONS MAY BE -- OUR URBAN ENVIRONMENT SIMPLY CANNOT PROVIDE OPEN PASTURES -- CLEAN AIR -- OR FREEDOM FROM THE HARMS  OF NEW YORK CITY TRAFFIC. 


THESE INHERENT CONDITIONS -- WHICH CANNOT BE REMEDIED -- MAKE   THE USE OF HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGES UNSAFE AND INHUMANE.  

 THEREFORE, I WISH TO TESTIFY IN FAVOR OF INTRO. 92  &  INTRO. 86 (WITH THE HOPE THAT THEY WILL BE MERGED) AND TO OPPOSE INTRO: 35.    

INTRO. 86:  IS AN ELEGANT ALTERNATIVE TO HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGES WITH ITS GREEN-ENERGY POWERED REPLICAS OF VINTAGE VEHICLES AND NEW EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES.


TOGETHER INTRO.92, & INTRO. 86 CREATE A SOLUTION WHICH IS  
FORWARD THINKING, SAFE, ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY AND COMPASSIONATE: ALL QUALITIES THAT OUR GREAT CITY  SHOULD EXEMPLIFY.

 
THANK YOU.


JH




Coalition To Ban
Horse-Drawn Carriages


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


Contact:
The Coalition for
NYC Animals, Inc.

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

e-mail
Coalition@banhdc.org



To honor
Bobby II Freedom
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
previously known
as Dada ID# 2711
R.I.P.August, 2007