There was a carriage accident earlier this week in Beacon Hill Park, as part of the harness broke causing the carriage to "jackknife". Thankfully no people or horses were hurt, but it was only dumb luck this was the case, and this could have had a very different outcome. Below is news footage from A-Channel:
Accidents involving the carriages occur with alarming frequency in Victoria, endangering both humans and horses. Last summer there were two significant accidents reported (here and here) - at what point is City Council going to say 'enough is enough, we shouldn't be risking human lives, and forcing horses to endure the same'?
We have a thorough collection of information and materials on our Activism page, and we are asking people to write the City Council and let them know their thoughts on the matter.
Please send letters firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them that you want to see the horse-drawn carriages banned from Victoria's streets. Ask your friends and family to write as well, and please do share this on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and elsewhere.
If you'd like to get involved in our local campaign, which includes handing out leaflets and collecting signatures for our petition nearly every week (usually on weekdays, best if you have a spare hour from 11-1pm) please don't hesitate to contact us.
Thank you for speaking up for these horses!
Friends of Animals
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