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
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Drivers unveil plan to improve horse drawn carriage industry
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?
charming, must-do tourist attraction or a cruel, outdated commercial activity?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?
Carriage horse Ryder found
"Ryder belongs at a legitimate sanctuary that guarantees lifelong love and care, not a farm that slaughters animals." — Edita Birnkrant, Executive Director for NYCLASS AMNY (Aug. 30, 2022) — An animal rights advocacy organization says they have located Ryder, the horse who collapsed in Midtown after the work animal was quietly taken out of… Continue reading Carriage horse Ryder found
Collapsed NYC carriage horse Ryder was malnourished and older than reported
Thank you everyone for keeping Ryder's story alive. At last, someone is reporting on Ryder's condition and pointing out what we all saw immediately. Thank you New York Post.—TH The NEW YORK POST reports: The struggling carriage horse that collapsed on a busy Manhattan street earlier this month was malnourished, underweight — and much older… Continue reading Collapsed NYC carriage horse Ryder was malnourished and older than reported
Carriage horse protest NYC; Daily Mail report on Ryder
From the Stopping NYC Horse Abuse Facebook page: As of now, no one knows exactly what is wrong with Ryder, but it is quite clear by his emaciated state and the fact that he collapsed and was unable to get up for over an hour — he is in a life-threatening condition," Edita Birnkrant told… Continue reading Carriage horse protest NYC; Daily Mail report on Ryder
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
Animal protection groups call on mayoral candidates to replace Central Park horses with electric carriages
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
‘Spooked’ Carriage Horse Collapses On Central Park South
Six carriage horses have spooked and crashed in urban areas in the past 10 days, says Donny Moss, director of "Blinders" Cross-posted from The Gothamist Yesterday afternoon, a carriage horse collapsed—apparently after being spooked by a bus—and now opponents of carriages horses are holding a protest at the scene today at 1 p.m. According to… Continue reading ‘Spooked’ Carriage Horse Collapses On Central Park South