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PEACE ADVOCACY NETWORK SLATES RALLY TO BAN HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGES IN PHILADELPHIA

PHILADELPHIA, PA, April 19, 2012 – Peace Advocacy Network (PAN) will hold a rally to support a ban of horse-drawn carriages in Philadelphia on Sunday, April 29 from 1-4 PM on 6th Street between Chesnut and Market Streets.

Peace Advocacy Network’s rally will educate the public about the plight of the horses while pushing for the city-wide ban. Additionally, PAN has been gathering signatures from area businesses, their employees, and animal advocacy and rescue groups for an open letter to City Council pushing for the ban. At present, Fifty businesses and organizations have agreed to sign it.

The horse-drawn carriage industry forces easily-frightened, social herd animals, who belong in pastures, to spend endless days isolated at the end of a harness on noisy city streets. This industry poses a threat to citizens, as well, with traffic accidents and nuisance issues. A fact sheet about Philadelphia’s horse-drawn carriage situation, as well as details about the upcoming rally, are available at www.peaceadvocacynetwork.org.

ABOUT PEACE ADVOCACY NETWORK

Peace Advocacy Network (PAN) is a grassroots group completely run by volunteers. PAN strives for the absence of violence in the lives of people and animals. Campaigns include vegan advocacy, humane facts education, horse-drawn carriage ban, as well as human rights issues.

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