Will You Help Defend Charleston Animal Society?
Charleston Animal Society and its CEO Joe Elmore are under attack from individuals in the horse carriage industry in Charleston. The attacks are personal, vicious and filled with misinformation, but these attacks will not stop our efforts to defend and protect animals by improving their working conditions and environment.
Horse carriage operators are “shooting the messenger.” It’s that simple. The industry is angry that Charleston Animal Society, led by Elmore, had the courage to call out problems with the current carriage industry system and offer solutions. Charleston’s working horses and mules operate under the harshest conditions in the country!
The concerns from Charleston Animal Society center around heat, load and congestion and how the industry is not required to follow parts of the law that help insure the safety and care of the working horses and mules. (Details at www.CharlestonAnimalSociety.org/humane-carriage-tours).
Charleston Animal Society has called for a prospective, scientific, peer-reviewed study of the industry to get unbiased, independent answers as to what makes up humane conditions in Charleston regarding heat, load, congestion and other stressors. A major university would conduct the study, but the industry refuses to allow their animals to participate.
What Can You Do?
The Facebook attacks against Charleston Animal Society and Joe Elmore are filled with misleading statements and complete falsehoods. The attacks are designed to take the focus off any concerns the public should have for the animals.
Please stand up for this organization that has proudly served animals since 1874 by defending the reputation of the organization and Joe Elmore, and correcting misstatements you see with facts. Please do not engage in name-calling. Simply urge people not to believe these attacks that are designed to stop the momentum building to guarantee humane working conditions for working animals downtown. Urge people to learn the truth at the link below.
Thank you again for your support!
Learn details on our position at www.CharlestonAnimalSociety.org/humane-carriage-tours.