Riding in a horse-drawn carriage may be the stuff of fairy tales. But what is it like for the horses who work day in and day out? Do horses belong on tightly-packed, polluted city streets? The horse-drawn carriage industry in New York City causes great suffering for horses and routinely puts people's safety in danger. Here are five facts the industry doesn't want you to know.
Under the law, drivers can work their horses nine hours a day, seven days a week. Some drivers have been observed unlawfully forcing the horses to work a "double-shift."