Animal rights groups thank Katz for ban

Transportation minister praised for recent decision to champion a horse carriage ban.

November 29, 2012 04:58
Horse cart, Tel Aviv

Horse cart, Tel Aviv_311. (photo credit: Courtesy Hakol Hai)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

In honor of the upcoming December 1 Horses Without Carriages International Day, international animal protection organizations sent letters of praise to Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz on Wednesday for his recent decision to champion a horse carriage ban, Israeli organization Hakol Chai announced that day.

Hakol Chai has campaigned for a ban on horse-drawn carts in Israel for years, and the organization is thrilled with this decision, according to organization representative, Michal Volansky.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

Letters to the minister came from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and the global coalition Horses Without Carriages, praising the ban as superior to monitoring such carriage use with regulation.

“These horses, often rented for a few dollars per day, have been forced to drag heavy loads in freezing and sweltering temperatures while walking on hard pavement, dodging cars, and inhaling exhaust fumes, while typically receiving no veterinary care and inadequate food and water,” wrote PETA president, Ingrid Newkirk.

“At night, they are kept in unsuitable and dangerous conditions. Countless horses have died from exhaustion, malnutrition, disease and abandonment.”

Related Content

August 31, 2014
Weizmann scientists bring nature back to artificially selected lab mice