So I wanted to pass along another petition (calm down it is not mine this time, it is one that lots of people are signing). It is to create a ban on the horse drawn carriages in NYC. Now I am not sure if this ever comes out on this blog or not, but animal rights is another issue that is very important to me, and that is why I am passing it along. I will not go into any gruesome details, but the idea is to replace the horses with old fashioned style automobiles so that people can still enjoy an open air ride through Central Park without having to torture a horse. Here is the link to the petition http://www.change.org/petitions/ban-horse-drawn-carriages-in-new-york-city-new-bill-needs-support#
And another link to a NY Times article that illustrates the alternative a bit better than me :) http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/08/nyregion/ny-horse-drawn-carriage-industry-fights-for-survival.html?pagewanted=all
With all the issues around horse racing, I do think this is the very least we could do for these animals. I do think that is a worthwhile cause so please sign.