FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
PEACE ADVOCACY NETWORK RENEWS CALL FOR A BAN ON HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGES IN PHILADELPHIA IN LIGHT OF THE RECENT ACCIDENT
PHILADELPHIA, PA - July 14, 2012 - In response to yesterday’s horse-drawn carriage accident in Philadelphia, Peace Advocacy Network (PAN) will hold a rally to support a ban of horse-drawn carriages in Philadelphia on Sunday, July 22 from 12-2 PM on 6th Street between Chestnut and Market Streets.
PAN welcomes the public to join them to send a message that we will not tolerate the dangerous and harmful practice that puts tourists, residents, drivers, and horses at such an imminent risk of serious injuries. The ban already has support from area businesses, their employees, and animal advocacy and rescue groups who have signed onto PAN’s open letter to Philadelphia City Council.
PAN’s Horse-Drawn Carriage Legislative Director, Brandon Gittelman, has stated, “It is time to ban the cruel horse-drawn carriage industry, and this accident in Northern Liberties is just another example of the danger in mixing horses with city traffic.” PAN representatives are available for interviews.
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, LGBTQ issues, and human rights issues.