Massachusetts Animal Rights Coalition
Once again, the Massachusetts Animal Rights Coalition (MARC) is proud to join the International Coalition to Ban Carriage Horses with our upcoming Boston protest on June 6th. We got great press coverage for our protest in December from the principal Massachusetts newspaper, the Boston Globe. We had over 40 activists participate in the protest and essentially stopped the trade that day.
The carriage horse trade in Boston is supposedly "regulated" but these regs are never enforced. Boston carriage horses spend long days and nights in traffic, blistering heat, and brutal cold. Regulations don't protect them. According to MA Public Safety Department, "There are no restrictions as to the hours the horses are permitted by law to work," and "We do not have copies of the operators' daily logs."
Two Boston carriage horses, Toby and Chief, have died in the past few years as a result of injury and exhaustion. Chief was struck and killed by a car, and Toby collapsed on the street and died at age seven.
We are currently looking for a Boston city councilor to introduce an ordinance banning the carriage horse trade in Boston.
Monty & Teddy - two rescued Boston carriage horses
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