The Staten Island Zoo has a WONDERFUL little pony ride concession, First Place Ponies, Inc. ( With little notice, the zoo powers-that-be have arbitrarily decided to replace the pony rides with a carousel.

First Place Ponies runs an EXCELLENT operation, with happy and adorable ponies given first-class care. In return, these jolly little guys give children and families the experience and memories of a lifetime.

For many city children, this is the only opportunity for interaction with equines; for many others, it is the introduction to a love for horses that will last a lifetime.

Please read and sign this petition and then share it far and wide. Help us SAVE THE PONIES!!! Thanks!”