Carriage horse controversy swirls after fresh allegations of abuse

CBS NEWS CH.2 NEW YORK Carriage horses are again the center of controversy in New York City. Animal activists say a horse has been forced to work despite being emaciated and having open wounds. Animal activists "say" . . . ? Look at the image. As CBS2’s Thalia Perez reports, it was a war of… Continue reading Carriage horse controversy swirls after fresh allegations of abuse

De Blasio set to introduce bill banning horse drawn carriages

A horse is led down the ramp at the West Side Stables in New York City. (Amy Pearl/WNYC)

Report Source >> NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Mayor Bill de Blasio is reportedly close to introducing a bill banning horse-drawn carriages in New York City. Under the measure, licenses needed to operate the carriages would not be renewed, according to published reports. Those licenses are set to expire in 2016. The ban would put 300… Continue reading De Blasio set to introduce bill banning horse drawn carriages

Even more new rules for NYC’s carriage horses

Whoa, look, NY Gov. David Paterson wants even more improvements in the lives of carriage horses working in New York. On February 3, the City Council will be looking at a number of proposed for New York's working carriage horses, like a mandatory five weeks of vacation a year and making it illegal to work… Continue reading Even more new rules for NYC’s carriage horses