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October 03, 2019 - ABC7 Chicago

Animal rights group gets 20,000 signatures urging Chicago to ban horse carriage operations

Animal rights group gets 20,000 signatures urging Chicago to ban horse carriage operations
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The Chicago Alliance for Animals dropped off over 20,000 signatures in support of a horse carriage ban to Mayor Lori Lightfoot's office Wednesday.

"Chicago's horse carriage operators continually refuse to follow the law," said Jodie Wiederkehr with the Chicago Alliance for Animals. "They overwork horses on a regular basis, not provide water and work horses when it's too hot." The group blames the city for not enforcing the laws and is urging City Council to take up a proposed ordinance to ban horse carriages.

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