City Council asked to honor activist’s life, pass horse-drawn trolley ban

Solvang, Calif horse drawn trolley (closeup).

SOLVANG, CALIFORNIA (PETA Press Release | Sept. 30, 2020) — Longtime Solvang resident and PETA supporter Hazel Mortensen—who fought for years the city’s cruel horse-drawn carriage and trolley rides—has passed away at the age of 85, prompting PETA to send a letter this morning to the city council asking it to honor her memory by banning… Continue reading City Council asked to honor activist’s life, pass horse-drawn trolley ban

Majorca campaign to ban horse drawn tourist buggies

Majorca carriage horse, Spain. Getty Images.

The Majorcan Progreso en Verde party has launched a National campaign with the motto, ’Tourist Save Me, End My Suffering' in a bid to stop the exploitation of horses used to pull tourist buggies and the party is also calling for them to be replaced with electric vehicles. "Collecting signatures, letters to town halls, lawsuits and rallies… Continue reading Majorca campaign to ban horse drawn tourist buggies

HSVMA Position Statement on Urban Carriage Horse Rides

Horse drawn carriage, Chicago. Image: NBC.

By Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association Use of Horses and Mules for Urban Carriage Rides The HSVMA recognizes numerous equine health and welfare issues associated with for-hire carriage rides in urban settings. Horses and mules are expected to work in conditions of extreme temperatures and high humidity; heat prostration, collapse and death are reported sequelae.… Continue reading HSVMA Position Statement on Urban Carriage Horse Rides

Now is the time to think about the future of Philly’s tourism — without horse-drawn carriages

Image by bridgetawilcox from Pixabay.

By JANET WHITE The COVID-19 crisis has brought tourism to a standstill around the world, and Philadelphia’s tourism economy has already lost $1 billion because of coronavirus. While city tourism officials are meeting regularly to discuss how a recovery will take place, it’s the fresh thinking of outsiders that could provide the solution — not… Continue reading Now is the time to think about the future of Philly’s tourism — without horse-drawn carriages

Charleston recommends change to ordinance following death of carriage horse

Horse drawn carriage Charleston, SC viewed through wrought iron gate.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) — The City of Charleston could be amending its ordinance on carriage tour horses to include new safety measures. This comes after Sunday’s incident where a horse took off running attached to an empty carriage. Ervin, a draft horse who had been with the Old South Carriage Company since 2018, sustained injuries on… Continue reading Charleston recommends change to ordinance following death of carriage horse

Charleston Carriage Horse Advocates call for new regulations after needless death of carriage horse Ervin

Old South Carriage Company. Post and Courier image.

CHARLESTON, S.C., July 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On Sunday evening as neighbors gathered on sidewalks and on the streets of a local Charleston neighborhood, Ervin the beautiful draft horse careened down Anson and Laurens Streets pulling what appeared to be a half-hitched carriage wagon according to videos taken at the scene.   The photo shows a bleeding Ervin who suffered… Continue reading Charleston Carriage Horse Advocates call for new regulations after needless death of carriage horse Ervin