Horse-drawn carriages a thing of the past protestors say

By Bob Tymczyszyn | Standard Photojournalist | Sun., July 4, 2021 The ST. CATHERINES STANDARD (CANADA—NIAGARA REGION ) reports: If Elizabeth Sigrun had her way, the sound of carriages in Niagara-on-the-Lake would be as quiet as driving an electric car. Sigrun and about 25 fellow animal rights activists were in Niagara Falls and the Old… Continue reading Horse-drawn carriages a thing of the past protestors say

Animal protection groups call on mayoral candidates to replace Central Park horses with electric carriages

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SOURCE » A newly formed organization supports the replacement of NYC’s horse carriages with electric ‘horseless’ carriages, and is calling on all NYC Mayoral Candidates to support the alternative. The Committee for Compassionate and Responsible Tourism (CCRT) argues that this transition will defend the welfare of the horses without sacrificing jobs. The group’s founders, Susan Wagner and… Continue reading Animal protection groups call on mayoral candidates to replace Central Park horses with electric carriages

Palma carriage drivers complain of harassment and racism

Mallorca is the largest island in the Balearic Islands, part of Spain — located in the Mediterranean. In the city of Palma there are 28 horse drawn carriages. Fifteen of them are based by the Cathedral, eight on Calle Conqueridor and five in Arenal. Rafael Suárez is one of just a few drivers at the Cathedral who… Continue reading Palma carriage drivers complain of harassment and racism

Scandal, mystery lingers over Istanbul’s missing horses

Via Daily Saba | 12 May 2021 |Istanbul, Turkey Horses saved from pulling carriages on Istanbul’s Princes’ Islands have triggered a new scandal years later. Investigations have revealed that the animals, sent all across Turkey by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB), disappeared. IBB and the municipalities they delivered the animals to have come under fire, while… Continue reading Scandal, mystery lingers over Istanbul’s missing horses

OpEd: Transitioning NYC horse drawn carriages to electric

Just as Other Places Have Done, New York City Can Preserve Jobs and Tradition with Electric ‘Horseless’ Carriages The Gotham Gazette | By Elizabeth Forel & Susan Wagner | 11 May 2021 Flashback to the 2013 New York City mayor’s race where one front-and-center issue that ultimately helped propel Bill de Blasio to City Hall… Continue reading OpEd: Transitioning NYC horse drawn carriages to electric

Electric carriages in Mérida, a serious project to stand against animal cruelty

The Yucatan Times reports: Mèrida, Yucatan (May 3, 2021) — This Saturday, May 1st the PAN candidate for mayor, Renán Barrera Concha; presented in the park of “La Ermita” a model that could replace animal traction carriages. The project to replace with electric calesas those that are drawn by horses in Mérida is serious. Barrera Concha said that he would seek to modify the regulations for the… Continue reading Electric carriages in Mérida, a serious project to stand against animal cruelty

Even with a developer looming over the last horse-drawn carriage company in Philly, this local activist wants a law in place that protects horses

By Brion Shreffler | Grid Philly When it comes to horse-drawn carriages in the city, the idyllic clip-clop of hooves on black top may be what comes to mind for most. That, and watching tourists take in the sites in Old City as everyone else on the road tries to get past on our bikes… Continue reading Even with a developer looming over the last horse-drawn carriage company in Philly, this local activist wants a law in place that protects horses

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

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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