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

Carriage horse found dead in his stall during record heat in NYC

Since the following report by One Green Planet, nothing has been done to help; no one in power (namely, elected officials) to help or intercede on behalf NYC's carriage horses. It is business as usual for this immoral and unconscionably corrupt business. We are taking names so New Yorkers can vote these slackers O U… Continue reading Carriage horse found dead in his stall during record heat in NYC

Animal advocates protest ‘big lick’ Tennessee Walking Horse cruelty

Walking Horse Big Lick. Google image.

WZTV NASHVILLE | by Cindy Murphy | 25th Aug 2022 Animal advocates protest against cruel practice involving chains attached to the horse’s hoof and boots used to give horses an exaggerated gait. Animal Welfare Advocates with the grassroots Citizens Campaign Against “big lick” Animal Cruelty (CCABLAC) have announced that they will peacefully assemble at the… Continue reading Animal advocates protest ‘big lick’ Tennessee Walking Horse cruelty

Victory in court for sored horses

Tennessee Walking Horses peers from his stall during search for proof of horse soring. HSUS image.

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson | HSUS Some really good news from a federal courtroom on a fight we’ve long been waging for horses: Last month the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the United States Department of Agriculture had unlawfully withdrawn a 2017 rule designed to fix… Continue reading Victory in court for sored horses

Put carriage horses out to pasture

OPINION | New York Daily News | Aug. 3, 2022 by ROBERT HOLDENListen to the article here » A few weeks ago, a Central Park carriage horse named Billy dropped dead from colic in his stable, after being forced to work during a heat wave. Four weeks ago, a carriage horse named Freddy bolted into oncoming traffic across Fifth… Continue reading Put carriage horses out to pasture

Chuckwagon horse dies following injury

CBC NEWS reports: A horse died after being injured in the Rangeland Derby chuckwagon races at the Calgary Stampede on Thursday night. During the fourth heat of the races, a horse on Cody Ridsdale's team was injured and medical care was immediately dispatched, the Stampede said in a release. "Following veterinary assessment, the owner made… Continue reading Chuckwagon horse dies following injury

Janet White Op-Ed on Philly carriage horses

Permission to Post Granted PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER | JAN 2, 2022 Horses do not belong on 21st-century city streets. Seems like a no-brainer, but in actuality, many 2,000-pound horses weave through busy Philadelphia traffic every day, to the peril of themselves and all the pedestrians, motorists, and cyclists surrounding them. Horse-drawn carriages were historically the prime… Continue reading Janet White Op-Ed on Philly carriage horses

Representatives Cohen, Fitzpatrick, Schakowsky and Buchanan Introduce PAST Act

I'm Mayhem competing in the 2017 Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration.

via Press Release WASHINGTON (Oct 1, 2021) — Representatives Steve Cohen (TN-09), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) and Vern Buchanan (FL-16) today introduced the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, to prohibit the intentional injury to the hooves and legs of performance walking horses such as Tennessee’s iconic walking horses. The measure was co-sponsored… Continue reading Representatives Cohen, Fitzpatrick, Schakowsky and Buchanan Introduce PAST Act

PETA launches horseracing abuse whistleblower hotline

PETA writes on their website: PETA has been inundated with tips over the past two years alerting us to unethical and illegal activities in horse racing. This is why we now offer a whistleblower hotline for workers who have witnessed or know about cruelty to animals or other illegal activities involving horses used for racing… Continue reading PETA launches horseracing abuse whistleblower hotline