Businesswoman Angela Simmons is taking a stand against the horse-drawn carriage industry in her open letter to Councilmember Mark Weprin.
In the letter, Simmons discusses the mistreatment of horses by the industry and urges the councilmember to join New Yorkers for Clean, Livable & Safe Streets and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in passing the Intro 86A legislation.
The legislation would phase out horse-drawn carriages in the city and would secure the horses’ safe retirement.
Angela also provides the councilmember an alternative method of transportation for tourists among these methods, including electric vintage-replica tour cars. This solution would be a win-win for both parties.
We hope the Councilmember will meet with Angela soon.
If you’re interested in taking a stand against the injustice, sign the petition here.