This is the official page of the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages. Our grassroots organization seeks legislation to ban this dangerous and inhumane industry from New York City.

See WHAT YOU CAN DO to take action on this issue.

The Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages was formed in January 2006 in response to the death of Spotty, a five-year old carriage horse who died in a horrendous spooking accident on 9th Avenue and 50th St. on his way back to the stable.

Although we were well aware of the political influence the carriage industry wields in NYC, we decided that there was no place in a progressive society for such an inherently inhumane industry. The horses deserved so much better. Previous attempts to make the industry more "humane" had not worked. The only solution was to ban it in its entirety.

After years of non-activity and disinterest, we made this an issue once again by educating the public, the City Council and the media about this inherently inhumane industry.

PROPOSED BILL: In December 2007, Council Member Tony Avella introduced legislation to ban horse-drawn carriages - Intro 658-A. This is the first time ever that legislation was introduced to ban this anachronistic industry. Follow this link for details on Intro 658-A: http://webdocs.nyccouncil.info/textfiles/Int%200658-2007.htm?CFID=2708349&CFTOKEN=71630988

MORE INFORMATION - on many subjects (i.e. what you can do, accidents, media, letters to the editor, etc.) can be found by visiting our website --> www.banhdc.org/

E-NEWSLETTER - to get our weekly updates on the issue and how you can help -- lease send an email to [email protected] with the following information:

a) Name
b) E-mail Address
c) City/State/Country

DONATIONS: Please donate through our web site to help our campaign. http://www.banhdc.org/donate.shtml

1. We are a standing committee of The Coalition for New York City Animals, a 501-(c) 4 not for profit organization.

2. We are all volunteer. All donations go to our campaign to ban the industry

3. Our goal is to ban the horse-drawn carriage industry from operation in NYC

4. To that end, we continue to educate the public, the media and the City Council

5. Sign our petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?ch4ny123 (ignore gratuitous Bloomberg ad)