Save NYC Carriage Horses From Radical Animal Rights Activists

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Save NYC Carriage Horses From Radical Animal Rights Activists is a project of carriage horse supporter Jill Adamski.

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Does the proposal NYCLASS is pushing out to move horse carriage pick up locations inside Central Park also discriminate against the community of people with mobility impairments? Will reviews like this one from Trip Advisor be a thing of the past? It seems this community has been forgotten since none of the newly proposed spots are near curbs or close to automobile drop off locations and some of them even require passengers to board on hills. Unless there weren’t any horse carriages waiting at the newly proposed W 72nd hackline, customers would even have to get out of their horse carriage at the bottom of a hill, and make it all the way up to see John Lennon’s memorial at Strawberry Fields. Central Park was designed to be seen from the back of a horse carriage, but there are also many people that would have trouble walking through many miles of paths to appreciate the park and rely on horse carriages to view the sights. This is one of many issues that arise with the proposal, clearly showing how little thought was put into this terrible plan. (You can check out more negative impacts and how to help here: www.facebook.com/SaveNYCHorses/posts/1955199707869962?__tn__=K-R ) ... See MoreSee Less

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There were a couple of letters to the editor sent in to the NY Daily News you may feel inspired to respond to since they were sent in by some familiar names. You may remember Eddie Sullivan (www.facebook.com/SaveNYCHorses/photos/a.637151806341432/1201043799952227/?type=3&theater and www.facebook.com/SaveNYCHorses/photos/a.637151806341432/1202634413126499/?type=3&theater), who was arrested for assaulting horse carriage drivers, Donny Moss who created the animal rights propaganda film “Blinders,” or animal rights extremist and PETA supporter, Linda Mann. While we know the carriage horse hackline proposal is a bad move (for reasons listed here www.facebook.com/SaveNYCHorses/posts/1955199707869962?__tn__=K-R) it’s important to let the public know the facts. If you’d like to respond to the recent comments in the editorial section that can be found here www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-letter-sept7-20180906-story.html# or comment on their terrific editorial found here www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-edit-horses-20180831-story.html?outputType=amp please feel free to do so by sending an e-mail to voicers@nydailynews.com with your full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. (Only your name and city will be published if selected.)

*Please don’t forget to contact the Dept Of Transportation with your opposition to the hackline proposal by following the steps listed here: www.facebook.com/SaveNYCHorses/photos/a.637151806341432/1961462310577035/?type=3&theater
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The NYC horse carriage hackline proposal is NOT a done deal as NYCLASS originally lead some to believe and that’s why we need your help NOW! NYCLASS sent an e-mail to their supporters which states “It's very important that the DOT sees a huge outpouring of support for this plan because we know the carriage drivers will rally their forces to oppose the plan. Since this proposal is an administrative rule change and not legislation, we do not need a to have a vote in the Council to implement it. However, we need to show the DOT that there is overwhelming support to finally make a change that benefits the horses and makes their lives a little bit better. If you live in the NYC area we strongly urge you to attend the hearing and speak in person.”

The Dept Of Transportation and the public need to see that this isn’t a proposal which is supported beyond a small group of animal rights extremists pushed by a real estate tycoon (Steve Nislick, head of NYCLASS) and that it won’t help horses, the carriage business, traffic, or the general public. NYCLASS is continuing to claim that this proposal will take horses out of traffic and put them in more shade, while it’s a fact it does just the opposite, among a long list of other negative impacts that come along with it (found here www.facebook.com/SaveNYCHorses/posts/1955199707869962?__tn__=K-R) Not one of the rarely occurring accidents they plan on bringing up at the hearing happened on the hackline, ‘nor could have been prevented had the hacklines been in the park at the newly proposed locations, and the horses will have to travel through more traffic on their ride route from these new locations than they currently do. The temperatures are also much warmer and out of the shade on nearly all of the newly proposed hacklines. It’s not the first time they’ve flat out lied to their supporters and those who can pass these new laws, but we can’t let them get away with pushing this through for the sake of all our horses quality of life and the horse carriage industry’s existence.
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You Can Help By:

1. SPEAKING at the hearing if you’re able to attend, which would be ideal. It’s being held on Wednesday, October 3rd, at 1pm. You will be able to speak for up to three minutes, but you will need to sign up to speak by calling 212-839-6500
The location will be at the Department of Transportation Bid Room, 55 Water Street, Concourse Level, New York, NY 10041 (entrance located on the southeast corner of 55 Water Street facing the NYC Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza)

2. CONTACTING the Department Of Transportation even if you do plan on speaking at the hearing AND also if you are unable to attend. We need you to show you’re opposition to this plan by scrolling down to the comments section at the bottom, registering or logging in, and leaving your public comment on this link: rules.cityofnewyork.us/content/dot-notice-public-hearing-and-opportunity-comment-proposed-traffic...
Additionally, you can send an e-mail here: rules@dot.nyc.gov
Finally you can mail a letter here:
Sean Quinn, Senior Director, Office of Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs
55 Water Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10041

3. SHARE this post, ask your horse-friendly friends to SHARE this post, and stay tuned for future action items.
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The top six talking points are as follows (and there are more listed here (www.facebook.com/SaveNYCHorses/posts/1955199707869962?__tn__=K-R)

1. Horse carriages will no longer be in a highly visible, well known location, costing the business any walk up rides from passerby that hadn’t initially intended on entering the park, especially at night.
2. Horses will be in traffic more often on the new ride routes they will have to take when they start at these newly designated areas of Central Park.
3. Horses will have to go out of their way to access their water troughs.
4. Horses will be in less shaded areas where it is much warmer while they are on most their new hacklines.
5. Two of the proposed hacklines are on hills which put strain on horses that are trying to rest there.
6. None of the hacklines will be accessible to the community of people with mobility impairments.

Photo Credit: Christina Hansen (Don Juan AKA Lou on the highly visable hackline) Via www.instagram.com/nyccarriages
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*How YOU Can Help Save The NYC Horse Carriage Industry NOW*

The NYC horse carriage industry is under attack once again, by a poorly disguised plan that claims to improve the lives of the horses that work in it while actually negatively impacting them in an attempt to drive the industry out of business. The proposal comes from NYCLASS (headed by a real estate tycoon eyeing the horse carriage stables land) who has failed to harm the carriage industry through the typical legislative process in city council. If this proposal is approved by the Dept of Transportation, the hackline which has currently been on Central Park South (59th Street) for over 160 years will be moved into five designated areas throughout Central Park. It’s being reported that this will take the horses out of traffic, and put them in more shade. The proposal doesn’t only do the opposite, it comes along with an even longer list of negative impacts you can find here, www.facebook.com/SaveNYCHorses/posts/1955199707869962?__tn__=K-R-R and the top issues the proposal causes are as follows:

1. Horse carriages will no longer be in a highly visible, well known location, costing the business any walk up rides from passerby that hadn’t initially intended on entering the park, especially at night.
2. Horses will be in traffic more often on the new ride routes they will have to take when they start at these newly designated areas of Central Park.
3. Horses will have to go out of their way to access their water troughs.
4. Horses will be in less shaded areas where it is much warmer while they are on most their new hacklines.
5. Two of the proposed hacklines are on hills which put strain on horses that are trying to rest there.
6. None of the hacklines will be accessible to the community of people with mobility impairments.

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HOW TO HELP:

1. If you will be available to attend and speak up to 3 minutes at the hearing at the Department of Transportation Bid Room, 55 Water Street, Concourse Level, New York, NY 10041 (entrance located on the southeast corner of 55 Water Street facing the NYC Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza) at 1pm on Wednesday October 3rd we need you to sign up to speak by calling 212-839-6500

2. The next best way you can help even if you plan on attending the hearing is by leaving your public comments about the proposal for the Dept Of Transportation by scrolling to the comments section at the bottom of this page: rules.cityofnewyork.us/content/dot-notice-public-hearing-and-opportunity-comment-proposed-traffic...

3. You can also e-mail your comments on this proposal here: rules@dot.nyc.gov

4. Additionally, you can mail your comments to:
Sean Quinn, Senior Director, Office of Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs
55 Water Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10041

5. Finally, SHARE this post and stay tuned for future action items.

Photo Credit: Jill A. (Jimmy the horse on the highly visible hackline on a quiet night.)
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The public is speaking out about their feelings on the horse carriage hackline proposal!
NY Post Letters To The Editor- 9/3/2018 (No Link) RE: nypost.com/2018/08/30/de-blasio-wants-horse-carriage-pickups-to-happen-inside-central-park/
NY Daily News Letters To The Editor- 9/6/2018 www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-letter-6-sept-20180905-story.html RE: www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-edit-horses-20180831-story.html?outputType=amp

You can send your LTE to letters@nypost.com or voicers@nydailynews.com with your full name, address and phone number for verification purposes (and only your name and city will be published if selected.)
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Christina Hansen is a New York City carriage driver and a spokesperson for the carriage industry. She is a proud member of Teamsters Local 553.

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