Electricity: The solution to freeing horses from pulling tourist carriages?

Updated 5 Aug 7:45 am. Mexico may be the leader in eliminating the cruel horse drawn carriage trade in our part of the world. How have they done it? With e-carriages, carriages powered by electricity. Electric carriages are not a novelty. E-carriages have taken off in countries large and small, and in major cities and… Continue reading Electricity: The solution to freeing horses from pulling tourist carriages?

Istanbul reins in carriage rides over ‘dying horses’

A horse drawn carriage passes by in a street on the island of Buyukada off Istanbul on November 29, 2019. - It's one of the classic excursions in Istanbul: a boat journey to one of the car-free Princes' Islands followed by a ride in a horse-drawn carriage. But the carriage rides have become increasingly controversial in recent years as activists sound the alarm over the welfare of the horses. Some 400 a year are dying on the islands, a parliament committee reported in October, and activists say the real number is twice as high. (Photo by Yasin AKGUL / AFP)

ISTANBUL, Dec 23 — It has been one of the classic excursions for tourists and locals in Istanbul: A boat trip to one of the car-free Princes’ Islands followed by a ride in a horse-drawn carriage through pine forests and past elegant mansions and houses where Turkish writers lived. But its days may be numbered… Continue reading Istanbul reins in carriage rides over ‘dying horses’