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Demonstration & Outreach to End Horse-Drawn Carriages in Old Sacramento

Please join Working Animal Advocates on Sunday, July 6th as we peacefully demonstrate and educate the public about the inhumane, exploitative and unsafe horse-drawn carriage trade in Old Sacramento.

Help us educate the public about the plight of these horses who endure:
- Air pollution from car and truck exhausts
- Stress from city noise including
honking horns, roaring motorcycles,
car alarms, loud music, and freeway noise
- Risk of collision with vehicles, bikes, and pedestrians
- Threats of heat stroke and colic as a result of working in very high temperatures in the summer without necessary shade, rest, or water
- Risk of painful injury to their legs and hooves from standing and walking for long hours on pavement and cobblestones The presence of horse-drawn carriages in urban settings like Old Sacramento puts the safety of the horses and public at serious risk, as the horses must navigate through traffic and contend with cars, buses, motorcycles, bicyclists, pedestrians and companion animals that cross their paths and share limited space on the streets.

In recent years, there have been multiple incidents in Old Sacramento in which horses and passengers were injured, including three occasions in which horses were attacked and injured by dogs, one of which resulted in the dog being shot and killed, and two incidents in which carriages were struck by cars in hit-and-run accidents. Dozens of people and horses are injured or killed every year in carriage accidents in the U.S., and it is only a matter of time before another dangerous incident occurs in Sacramento.

Signs and leaflets provided.

For more information about the campaign, please see our website -


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  • Kim F.

    Thanks everyone for coming yesterday -- great outreach!

    Melissa, it was a pleasure meeting you! :)

    Moe Moe, hope you can make it next time! :)

    July 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Stupid is as stupid does. I was too busy to deal with the woman as I was trying to get leaflets into those people with a brain.

    1 · July 7, 2014

  • Camilla

    Teri, don't they realize that just saying, "idiots" is an ad hominem and an illogical argument which one learns in basic logic class? Oh...wait...they wouldn't know that, they like horse drawn carriages.

    July 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    More positive than not. One woman felt so bad for already having taken a carriage ride. She said it was too late. I said no it wasn't and that it was okay because she hadn't known but now she does. I think that made her feel a bit better. Don't think she will take another ride ever again and will likely spread the word. Then there was a gal that said we were all idiots. Such a cogent, well thought out response to our message. lol! The prior response totally made it all worth while.

    1 · July 7, 2014

  • Camilla

    Lots of great support out there. A few negative comments like, "They are treated better than humans!" and another good one, "They were bred to do that job." I said, "exactly"

    July 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Such a good turnout and had the pleasure of meeting a couple of new folks (new to me, I mean).

    1 · July 6, 2014

  • Moe Moe T.

    Hi unfortunately I have to work tomorrow. I will not be there.

    July 5, 2014

  • Camilla

    It looks like it will be a 102 on sunday, let's hope those poor horses aren't out there. But, if they are, I will come out and help.

    July 3, 2014

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