ISSUE #3: HOURS WORKED
Carriage animals can be forced to work up to 10 hrs with wagon in tow.
SEVERE WORK SCHEDULE
OVERSIGHT BY CARRIAGE OPERATORS.
**City of Charleston Ordinance**
"Animals shall have at least fifteen (15) minutes rest between back to back tours." Chap 29. Article V. Div 1. § 29-212 (e)(4)
"In a twenty-four-hour period, animals shall not engage in Work more than eight (8) consecutive hours or ten hours with out a one and one-half (1½) hour break being disconnected from the carriage, in a twenty-four-hour period." Chap 29. Article V. Div 1. § 29-212 (e)(5)
"Animals shall not engage in work more than six (6) days in a seven-day period." Chap 29. Article V. Div 1. § 29-212 (e)(6)
Up to 10 hours a day for 6 consecutive days
Despite a mandatory 15 minute break between tours, animals are permitted to work eight consecutive hours connected to wagons or ten hours with a ninety-minute break in a 24 hour period. In addition animals can be forced to work six days in a seven-day period.