Animal advocacy groups gather to protest horse-drawn carriage companies

Animal advocacy groups gather to protest horse-drawn carriage companies

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Animal activists in Savannah gathered together on Saturday afternoon to fight for the banning of horse-drawn carriages throughout the city's historic district.

Protestors partnered with Savannah Animal Advocacy to fight for the ban. This Saturday is the International Day of Action to ban horse-drawn carriages.

The group gathered in Ellis Square and on Congress Street. One reason for their protest is the hot summer days.

"I feel that there's no reason to do it other than to make money for the carriage company and the horses work in horrific and inhumane weather conditions," said activist Ruth Arnone.

The protests remained peaceful. Everyone was asked to bring their own signs for the event. There was one rule they had to follow: be creative, but be kind.

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