City Council asked to honor activist’s life, pass horse-drawn trolley ban

Solvang, Calif horse drawn trolley (closeup).

SOLVANG, CALIFORNIA (PETA Press Release | Sept. 30, 2020) — Longtime Solvang resident and PETA supporter Hazel Mortensen—who fought for years the city’s cruel horse-drawn carriage and trolley rides—has passed away at the age of 85, prompting PETA to send a letter this morning to the city council asking it to honor her memory by banning… Continue reading City Council asked to honor activist’s life, pass horse-drawn trolley ban

Majorca campaign to ban horse drawn tourist buggies

Majorca carriage horse, Spain. Getty Images.

The Majorcan Progreso en Verde party has launched a National campaign with the motto, ’Tourist Save Me, End My Suffering' in a bid to stop the exploitation of horses used to pull tourist buggies and the party is also calling for them to be replaced with electric vehicles. "Collecting signatures, letters to town halls, lawsuits and rallies… Continue reading Majorca campaign to ban horse drawn tourist buggies

HSVMA Position Statement on Urban Carriage Horse Rides

Horse drawn carriage, Chicago. Image: NBC.

By Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association Use of Horses and Mules for Urban Carriage Rides The HSVMA recognizes numerous equine health and welfare issues associated with for-hire carriage rides in urban settings. Horses and mules are expected to work in conditions of extreme temperatures and high humidity; heat prostration, collapse and death are reported sequelae.… Continue reading HSVMA Position Statement on Urban Carriage Horse Rides

Now is the time to think about the future of Philly’s tourism — without horse-drawn carriages

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By JANET WHITE The COVID-19 crisis has brought tourism to a standstill around the world, and Philadelphia’s tourism economy has already lost $1 billion because of coronavirus. While city tourism officials are meeting regularly to discuss how a recovery will take place, it’s the fresh thinking of outsiders that could provide the solution — not… Continue reading Now is the time to think about the future of Philly’s tourism — without horse-drawn carriages

Local activist wins award for spearheading Chicago horse-drawn carriage ban

Chicago carriage horses and old man. GETTY IMAGES.

PETA Press Release (April 29, 2020) — CHICAGO. A Hero to Horses Award is on its way from PETA to Jodie Wiederkehr—the executive director of the Chicago Alliance for Animals and founder of the Partnership to Ban Horse Carriages Worldwide—for leading the charge to end the use of horse-drawn carriages citywide, which the Chicago City Council did in… Continue reading Local activist wins award for spearheading Chicago horse-drawn carriage ban

Chicago bans horse-drawn carriages

Horse drawn carriage, Chicago. Image: NBC.

City Council votes to pull horse-drawn carriages off the streets of Chicago by year end CHICAGO (Apr. 24, 2020) — Horse-drawn carriages in Chicago will be a thing of the past after City Council voted 46-4 Friday to ban them by the end of the year. For years, animal rights activists and some aldermen have tried… Continue reading Chicago bans horse-drawn carriages