NYC carriage horse badly injured in accident

What will it take for the city of New York to get on board with the idea of doing away with the carriage horse trade there? There was recent news of yet another accident. "A carriage horse in New York City had a terrible accident during their first time pulling a carriage. The operator lost control after… Continue reading NYC carriage horse badly injured in accident

Carriage horse controversy swirls after fresh allegations of abuse

CBS NEWS CH.2 NEW YORK Carriage horses are again the center of controversy in New York City. Animal activists say a horse has been forced to work despite being emaciated and having open wounds. Animal activists "say" . . . ? Look at the image. As CBS2’s Thalia Perez reports, it was a war of… Continue reading Carriage horse controversy swirls after fresh allegations of abuse

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?

Horse-drawn carriages a thing of the past protestors say

By Bob Tymczyszyn | Standard Photojournalist | Sun., July 4, 2021 The ST. CATHERINES STANDARD (CANADA—NIAGARA REGION ) reports: If Elizabeth Sigrun had her way, the sound of carriages in Niagara-on-the-Lake would be as quiet as driving an electric car. Sigrun and about 25 fellow animal rights activists were in Niagara Falls and the Old… Continue reading Horse-drawn carriages a thing of the past protestors say

Electric carriages in Mérida, a serious project to stand against animal cruelty

The Yucatan Times reports: Mèrida, Yucatan (May 3, 2021) — This Saturday, May 1st the PAN candidate for mayor, Renán Barrera Concha; presented in the park of “La Ermita” a model that could replace animal traction carriages. The project to replace with electric calesas those that are drawn by horses in Mérida is serious. Barrera Concha said that he would seek to modify the regulations for the… Continue reading Electric carriages in Mérida, a serious project to stand against animal cruelty

Even with a developer looming over the last horse-drawn carriage company in Philly, this local activist wants a law in place that protects horses

By Brion Shreffler | Grid Philly When it comes to horse-drawn carriages in the city, the idyllic clip-clop of hooves on black top may be what comes to mind for most. That, and watching tourists take in the sites in Old City as everyone else on the road tries to get past on our bikes… Continue reading Even with a developer looming over the last horse-drawn carriage company in Philly, this local activist wants a law in place that protects horses

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

Image by bridgetawilcox from Pixabay.

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