Sanctuary plans to build rescue for retired carriage horses following death of Ryder

Gentle Barn, a non-profit animal sanctuary, plans to open a rescue outside of N.Y.C for retired carriage horses December 1, 2022 Tracey Harrington McCoy, reporting for PEOPLE magazine writes: THE death of Ryder — a New York City carriage horse who went viral in August after collapsing during an incident caught on video — could… Continue reading Sanctuary plans to build rescue for retired carriage horses following death of Ryder

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… Continue reading Upper west siders in NYC speak out about carriage horses

Animal protesters call for an end to carriage horses

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania Chris Mautner, reporting for PennLive, writes: A group of animal rights activists gathered outside Philadelphia’s City Hall on Monday to call for an end to the use of horses to pull tourist carriages through the city, according to a story from WHYY. The group protested under the vacant City Council chambers, demanding Philly politicians… Continue reading Animal protesters call for an end to carriage horses

Letter in The Chief re exploitation of NYC carriage horses

By ELIZABETH FOREL | Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages My letter in The Chief:   (The Chief is a paper read by New York union members, municipal  workers and legislators)  TWU = Transport Workers Union Local 100 Horse Sense Posted Thursday, September 15, 2022 7:33 pm To the editor: “TWU opposed bill that would ban Central Park horse carriages” (The… Continue reading Letter in The Chief re exploitation of NYC carriage horses

Advocates seek ‘energetic’ investigation of NYC carriage horse industry

Via NEWS RELEASE | Sept. 9th, 2022 Concerns Extend to Treatment of 160 NYC Carriage Horses and Suspicions of Illegality, Document Fraud Animal Wellness Action and the Center for a Humane Economy have called on the Manhattan (New York) District Attorney’s office to investigate the collapse of Ryder, the working carriage horse whose collapse on… Continue reading Advocates seek ‘energetic’ investigation of NYC carriage horse industry

Drivers unveil plan to improve horse drawn carriage industry

Image by bridgetawilcox from Pixabay.

By Gregg McQueen | Manhattan Times News | 8th Sept '22 Central Park horse carriage drivers are pushing for a new stable and better safety measures in the wake of a highly-publicized collapse of a horse last month. Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100, the union representing 130 carriage drivers in the city, has released… Continue reading Drivers unveil plan to improve horse drawn carriage industry

NYC carriage horses: will they stay or will they go?

SOURCE: THE CHIEF LEADER » THE reinvigorated discussion about the famed horse-carriage rides in Central Park took shape in recent weeks following incidents, some captured on video, of horses collapsing and running into oncoming traffic. Among those who want to phase out the horse-drawn rides is Council Member Robert Holden, who introduced a bill that… Continue reading NYC carriage horses: will they stay or will they go?

End of the road for NYC horse drawn carriages?

A horse-drawn carriage operator waits for riders near Central Park in New York on October 20, 2014. Mayor Bill de Blasio is backing legislation that would ban such carriages in 2016. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

charming, must-do tourist attraction or a cruel, outdated commercial activity? New York's horse-drawn carriages have operated since the 1800s, but lawmakers now want to replace them with electric vehicles. For some, the equine-driven rides around Central Park are part of the fabric of the Big Apple, like yellow taxis and Broadway shows. But for others,… Continue reading End of the road for NYC horse drawn carriages?

Poll: 71% of New Yorkers want horse carriages banned following Ryder’s collapse

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)

THE NEW YORK POST (09.01.22) reports: QUOTE It’s time to put New York City’s horse carriage industry out to pasture, a new poll finds. The survey, released Thursday and conducted for animal rights groups, finds that 71% of Big Apple voters support a ban on horse carriages after a shocking video showed Ryder, an ailing horse, being whipped by… Continue reading Poll: 71% of New Yorkers want horse carriages banned following Ryder’s collapse

Manhattan DA’s Office ‘reviewing’ the case of Ryder the carriage horse

Thank you everyone who continue to take a stand, demonstrate and speak out on behalf of Ryder, and refuse to let it go. You are what heroes look like.—TH » NEW YORK POST, 30th August 2022 The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is looking into the caught-on-camera whipping of an ailing carriage horse by [his] driver… Continue reading Manhattan DA’s Office ‘reviewing’ the case of Ryder the carriage horse