The recent cancellation of HBO's new series Luck, spawned by three consecutive horse deaths during filming, has refueled fires amongst activists working with NY CLASS, an organization which seeks to stop the use of horse-drawn carriages for the unsafe conditions associated with the city's famed hansom cabs. This march, after HBO's decision to cancel Luck, activists working for the organization, aware of the grim realities for animal safety in the horse-drawn carriage industry, voiced this powerful statement in reaction to the premium network's decision to cease production after animals endured harm and were even killed during the filming:
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NY CLASS (ny-class.org)
NY CLASS is an animal welfare group focusing on ending the inhumane horse carriage practices in New York City. They are sponsoring an upcoming benefit on February 24, the Mardi Gras Masquerade for NY CLASS.