2023 Fundraising Campaign
CARRIAGE ANIMALS NEED YOUR HELP!
What will 2023 bring to Charleston’s carriage horses and mules?
They will work in crippling, unrelenting heat and humidity, being allowed off the streets at a searing 95 degrees, taken FOUR times at 95 degrees measured FOUR stories in the air! One horse or two mules will pull about 2 ½ tons of weight for each 8 hour shift. Let’s pray operators give them water after each tour as the operators get to make that choice. Let’s pray that they get the opportunity to lie down in a quiet stall that allows them to lie down and turn around comfortably after a long day. Horses and mules, like people need REM sleep. Too many stalls in downtown Charleston either require that the animal be tied to a 4’ strap or stand in cramped stalls that make it difficult if not impossible to lie down or turn around. Sounds like inhumane conditions? We think so.
Charleston Carriage Horse Advocates works to advocate and educate the public and public officials on the need for more humane working and living conditions for the animals that work the streets of Charleston. CCHA pays local community businesses to help us with social media posts, billboards, banners, and research. This year we paid Charleston attorneys to draft a model Citizen Carriage Safety Ordinance that would place into law common sense safety measures for horses, mules, passengers and pedestrians.
All this takes money. It takes Advocacy. That’s where you come in. These voiceless animals need YOU.
If you care about these animals; If you’ve seen them plodding along, looking tired, sick or frightened, please help them. Right now. Donate so we can continue giving them our voices. 2023 is the year to demand that these animals receive more humane working and living conditions. Without your help we won’t be able to do that.
We need you to join us. PLEASE DONATE NOW. Give these animals the hope of a future with more humane treatment. Charleston’s horses and mules thank you.
Please send checks to:
PO BOX 22827
Charleston, SC 29413
Thank you for taking a stand with the horses and mules that pull the heaviest loads and in the most extreme temperatures in the U.S. Together, we can effect change in their inhumane working and living conditions.