Gentle Barn, a non-profit animal sanctuary, plans to open a rescue outside of N.Y.C for retired carriage horses December 1, 2022 Tracey Harrington McCoy, reporting for PEOPLE magazine writes: THE death of Ryder — a New York City carriage horse who went viral in August after collapsing during an incident caught on video — could… Continue reading Sanctuary plans to build rescue for retired carriage horses following death of Ryder
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Animal protesters call for an end to carriage horses
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania Chris Mautner, reporting for PennLive, writes: A group of animal rights activists gathered outside Philadelphia’s City Hall on Monday to call for an end to the use of horses to pull tourist carriages through the city, according to a story from WHYY. The group protested under the vacant City Council chambers, demanding Philly politicians… Continue reading Animal protesters call for an end to carriage horses
Letter in The Chief re exploitation of NYC carriage horses
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
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?
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
NYC carriage horse beaten by driver after collapsing on busy street
» VIA THE NEW YORK POST An exhausted carriage horse collapsed during the evening rush hour in Manhattan on Wednesday — lying on the asphalt while his driver repeatedly struck him and ordered him to “get up.” The animal’s knees buckle in video footage as the driver jerks the reins and slaps the horse in… Continue reading NYC carriage horse beaten by driver after collapsing on busy street
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
Atlanta split on future of horse drawn carriages
New legislation awaits by David Huddleston, WSB-TV Ch. 2 Atlanta » Atlanta City Council member Keisha Waites There is a new push to ban horse-drawn carriages in the city of Atlanta. Channel 2′s Dave Huddleston was in downtown Atlanta on Friday night, where an animal rights group said the heat is one reason the animals… Continue reading Atlanta split on future of horse drawn carriages
Will downed NYC carriage horse video bring an end to the trade?
No. But we know what will. We are not banking on what happened to a carriage horse recently in NYC bringing an end to the trade — and all the misery, abuse and mayhem that goes with it. It is just another "final straw" in a trail of so many final straws. Can no one… Continue reading Will downed NYC carriage horse video bring an end to the trade?