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Teresa Russo   

There are still many problems that involve the humane treatment of the New York City  
carriage horses.    

One of the most important issues is the lack of adequate water. A draft horse needs approximately 20 gallons of water a day, depending on the size of the horse. Some can need even more, especially in the heat of summer, and the dryness of winter. This is an amount agreed upon by experts on equine care, such as the equine centers of veterinary extensions from various colleges.   

It is a fact that water to the two troughs for the horses in Central Park is turned off from November to March. There is no where to obtain adequate clean drinking water for all of the horses that are working in Central Park at any given time. There is also nowhere to get water for the horses on the way to and from the Park. The horses are housed as far away as 38th Street and 11th Avenue.    

Depriving an animal of adequate clean drinking water is not only morally wrong, it’s a violation of New York State’s anti-cruelty law.   

Since nothing has been done to rectify this situation, I ask that Mayor Bloomberg not sign this bill.

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
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