“We believe electric carriages are the future, and horse drawn carriages a thing of the past. As we transition to electric carriages it will free horses from the ’round the clock misery and abuse inherent to the carriage horse trade. It will also make streets and neighborhoods where horses once pulled carriages safer for all.”
— Fund for Horses
“When hansom cabs are mixed with cars, taxis, buses, pedestrians, bikes and emergency vehicles – fire trucks, ambulances and police cars – they are a recipe for disaster. Over the years, there have been many accidents where both horses and people have been seriously injured and some in which horses have died.”
— Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages
“We cannot continue to mistake the idea of tradition with animal abuse. That no longer has a place in Guadalajara; we’ve put a stop to it today.”
— Mayor Enrique Alfaro Ramírez
Carriage Horse Freedom
Janet White wants to bring back the horseless carriage, reports WHYY Philadelphia.
The animal rights activist and leader of the group Carriage Horse Freedom has an idea she thinks could help the tourism industry shift away from horse-powered buggy rides, a popular draw in the visitor-packed streets of Philadelphia’s oldest neighborhoods.
“You can combine the nostalgic feel of an 18th-century carriage, because they look just like them, but they are battery-operated,” said White. “So there’s no horse, and there’s no suffering involved.” Read more »
Electric carriages come in all shapes, sizes and styles. Wouldn’t you love to see the sights while riding around in one of these?
Last but certainly not least. Take a look at this.
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Back to the future
Cities across the globe have banned horse-drawn carriages in light of concerns about animal cruelty. Among the cities that have stopped the practice are Montreal, Salt Lake City, Rome, Barcelona, and Guadalajara.