Carriage Horse found dead in his stall amid NYC’s record heatwave

Have you see this already? It is brutal; sickening. They say it “might have” been colic. One Green Plant reports: Last week during New York City’s record heatwave, a carriage horse named Billy was found dead in his stall, according to the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (the “Department”). This is just the… Continue reading Carriage Horse found dead in his stall amid NYC’s record heatwave

Candlelight vigil held for NYC carriage horse Aisha

The New York City Police Department's Animal Abuse Squad is investigating the recent death of a carriage horse in Central Park after a video of the fatal February 29th incident was made public online. Posted by animal rights advocacy group NYCLASS, the video shows the 12-year old carriage horse — named Aisha — repeatedly falling,… Continue reading Candlelight vigil held for NYC carriage horse Aisha

Montreal bids farewell to its horse-drawn carriages

MONTREAL, QUE.: MAY 18, 2016-- Moise Cohen and his horse Chanel wait for a fair in Old Montreal on Wednesday May 18, 2016. Cohen said he has no idea how he will pay the bills to keep his horse now that Montreal mayor Denis Coderre has announced a ban on caleches for a period of one year just as the peak summer season is about to begin. (Allen McInnis / MONTREAL GAZETTE)

To tourists they are a time-honored, charming way of seeing the sights, but animal rights activists say Montreal’s horse-drawn carriages are a cruel and unnecessary relic of yesteryear. A longstanding feud between the coachmen and their critics looks set to end however with the unique mode of transport set to disappear from the streets of… Continue reading Montreal bids farewell to its horse-drawn carriages

Australian carriage driver repeatedly kicks downed horse

Melbourne carriage horses.

by Jonathan Forani CTVNews.ca Writer An animal rights groups in Australia is asking for a ban on horse-drawn carriages in Melbourne after a video of a driver kicking a collapsed horse went viral. View it at the end of this post. In the clip posted to Facebook on Dec. 15, the carriage driver can be… Continue reading Australian carriage driver repeatedly kicks downed horse

NYC carriage horse stable argues that bare, cramped, filthy stalls are not animal abuse

NEW YORK, N.Y. (Carriage Horses) — There are already many valid reasons and obvious examples why we must rid U.S. cities of the horse drawn carriage trade. Not that we need another example, but here is yet another one, this time in New York City, which clearly demonstrates that it needs to put an end… Continue reading NYC carriage horse stable argues that bare, cramped, filthy stalls are not animal abuse

Spooked Charleston, SC carriage horse tosses driver, runs into car

Blondie, a Charleston carriage horse, collapses when spooked by noise from a cement truck. Courier and Post image.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — What in blue blazes is going on in Charleston, S.C.? Here is yet another horror story involving a carriage horse. The carriage horse in question is from none other than repeat offender Charleston Carriage Works. Andrew Knapp of the Post and Courier (who did not publish photographs of the horse involved in this… Continue reading Spooked Charleston, SC carriage horse tosses driver, runs into car