Enough is Enough! We are holding a peaceful demo in front of New York City mayor Bill de Blasio’s official residence at Gracie Mansion on Tuesday night, August 26, at 6:30 p.m. Please stand with us in solidarity to speak out for the carriage horses and ask Mayor de Blasio why he has ignored this issue.
De Blasio promised to ban horse-drawn carriages when he got into office. Many people voted for him because of this. We were delighted that we finally seemed to have a kindred spirit in our new mayor.
But here it is 10 months since Mayor de Blasio was elected and he has not kept that promise. The horse-drawn carriage trade continues with all of its inhumanity, its many accidents; lack of meaningful law enforcement, lack of safety – made stronger by misrepresentations perpetrated by the NY Daily News, Teamsters, and Working Families Party – misrepresentations that go unchallenged by the Mayor’s office.
We have been very patient, waiting for some action. But nothing has happened and we have reached our breaking point. We say enough is enough.
Please stand up for these exploited carriage horses and join the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages for a peaceful focused rally outside Gracie Mansion, the symbol of mayoral power in NYC.
We will let Mayor de Blasio know that we are very disappointed that he has not kept his promise. Our presence should remind him that we are the people who helped put him in office.
We still hope the mayor will take action and do what he promised.
Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages
New York, NY