NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: A carriage horse trots near Central Park on April 21, 2014 in New York City. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, made a campaign pledge to ban carriages in Central Park. As the horse carriage industry, which mainly takes tourists through the park, has come under criticism from animal welfare agencies, many New Yorkers are voicing their support for the horses and drivers. On Saturday animal welfare activists protested in front of actor Liam Neeson's home after he wrote a newspaper piece in support of the carriage horses. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Will downed NYC carriage horse video bring an end to the trade?

No. But we know what will.

We are not banking on what happened to a carriage horse recently in NYC bringing an end to the trade — and all the misery, abuse and mayhem that goes with it. It is just another “final straw” in a trail of so many final straws.

Can no one actually help these horses? Heaven knows advocates in NYC and across the country have worked long and hard on this.

Here is a solution that has been a long time in development and in the making. Give tourists an alternative that will free the horses.

Horseless Carriages

Here is the e-carriage we have long been watching and waiting for? Look.

Source: PeTA.

PeTA writes: “In June 2021, a truck struck a horse-drawn carriage with multiple passengers, causing the frightened horse pulling it to take off running. Two people were taken to the hospital. In July 2020, a horse pulling a carriage sustained serious injuries after he took off running, and he was subsequently euthanized. In 2019, two horses pulling a carriage took off and damaged several cars. One passenger jumped out of the carriage. Clearly, an e-carriage in Charleston can’t come soon enough, and it’s time for other businesses offering tourist rides to follow suit.”


Congratulations and thank you one and all.


Tuesday’s Horse

Official Blog of The Fund for Horses

1 thought on “Will downed NYC carriage horse video bring an end to the trade?”

  1. At long last the city of Melbourne, Australia has very recently BANNED horse drawn carriages. And this cruel trade needs to be BANNED everywhere!

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