State lawmakers call for ban on horse drawn carriages in NYC

Oreo is corralled and darted by Police. Photo credit: Sam Costanza.

In the wake of yesterday's runaway carriage horse incident in Columbus Circle, state Sen. Tony Avella and Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal are renewing calls to ban horse-drawn carriages. The two lawmakers co-sponsored a bill to ban horse-drawn carriages in New York City, calling the industry inhumane and dangerous. "Despite claiming to have taken every available precaution,… Continue reading State lawmakers call for ban on horse drawn carriages in NYC

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