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

Image by bridgetawilcox from Pixabay.

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

Mayor de Blasio ignoring Neeson’s invite to tour carriage horse stables

Irish actor Liam Neeson, champion of New York City's carriage horse drivers. Image: Collider.com.

Gosh, you would think Liam Neeson would be out promoting his new film(s). Maybe he doesn't need to. This is doing it for him. He is certainly getting enough attention for trying to save the jobs of New York City's carriage horse drivers. Mayor de Blasio campaigned on the issue, saying that he would ban… Continue reading Mayor de Blasio ignoring Neeson’s invite to tour carriage horse stables

NYC horse carriage drivers seek help from anti-animal rights group

I understand the horse drawn carriage drivers of Manhattan are trying to save their jobs and horses. That is to be expected. However, I feel they are making a serious public relations error in hiring anti-animal rights group The Cavalry Group. As you will see below The Cavalry Group work against meaningful regulation and legislation… Continue reading NYC horse carriage drivers seek help from anti-animal rights group

NYC’s strange political brawl over carriage horses

Cross-posted from Politico.com NEW YORK — A political battle is raging here over an iconic mode of transportation you might have used if you visited the city this winter: not the subway or yellow cabs, but Central Park’s horse-drawn carriages. The fight centers on whether to ban the carriages out of concern for the horses’… Continue reading NYC’s strange political brawl over carriage horses

Oreo the reluctant NYC carriage horse traded to the Yankees

Oreo the Reluctant Central Park Carriage Horse

Following the trail of Oreo, the reluctant Manhattan carriage horse, who has now been traded to the Yankees The New York Post reports: MINDY LEVINE, a longtime animal-rights activist and wife of Yankee president Randy Levine, is adopting Oreo, the endearing brown-and-white carriage horse that made headlines last month by making a run for it… Continue reading Oreo the reluctant NYC carriage horse traded to the Yankees

Three injured when Manhattan carriage horse Oreo bolts and breaks free

Oreo the Reluctant Central Park Carriage Horse

Cross-posted from the New York Times Written by ANDY NEWMAN A spooked carriage horse burst out of line near Central Park on Thursday, thundered into the busy traffic on Columbus Circle, dumped his driver and two passengers, struck two cars, shed the wreckage of his carriage and ran free for four blocks before being captured… Continue reading Three injured when Manhattan carriage horse Oreo bolts and breaks free