Group holds peaceful protest in Savannah against using horses for carriage rides

Group holds peaceful protest in Savannah against using horses for carriage rides

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A handful of people got together in Downtown Savannah Saturday afternoon to protest using horses for carriage rides.

Animal activists held the peaceful protest at Congress and Barnard Streets in Ellis Square. They say they are sick of seeing carriage companies abusing the animals.

“I believe that the people who own the barns do care about the animals, that’s their livelihood, but I don’t believe that they are aware or realize that these horses are not here for us, they’re here with us,” one protester said.

The protests come after a carriage crash earlier this month hurt six people and a horse. Everyone involved is expected to be okay.

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