Upper west siders in NYC speak out about carriage horses

Following the collapse of carriage horse Ryder in Midtown Manhattan this past August, a poll by The Animal Legal Defense Fund and Voters for Animal Rights showed that 71% of New York City voters support a ban on horse-drawn carriages.

The New York Times reported that Ryder’s collapse “reignited calls from residents, celebrities and politicians to ban the horse-drawn carriage industry, which has existed in New York City for more than 150 years.”

This past summer, the City Council introduced a bill that would use horseless electric carriages to take the place of horse-drawn carriages. Both sides have loudly voiced their views, including Liam Neeson, who recently came out against the electric carriage bill.

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1 thought on “Upper west siders in NYC speak out about carriage horses”

  1. Maybe one or more of the celebrities who signed the letter to city council to ban horse carriages could offer to meet council members at the stable where Ryder was kept. They could show the truth about this inhumane industry. And keep Ryder’s story in the spotlight

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