Carriage horse protesters march outside Neeson’s home

Cross-posted from the New York Daily News BY DENIS SLATTERY A herd of animal rights activists demonstrated outside the Upper West Side home of Liam Neeson Saturday, blasting the actor for his outspoken support of the carriage horse industry. The roughly 60 protesters marched in front of Neeson’s condo carrying signs with pictures of dead… Continue reading Carriage horse protesters march outside Neeson’s home

Unions plead the cause of the Carriage Horse Industry to New York’s Mayor

A horse is led down the ramp at the West Side Stables in New York City. (Amy Pearl/WNYC)

The New York Daily News reports: "Leaders of the city’s most powerful unions — including many of Mayor de Blasio’s staunchest allies — are balking at his plans to banish horse carriages from city streets. "The Central Labor Council, an umbrella group representing more than 1.3 million workers, fired off a letter to de Blasio… Continue reading Unions plead the cause of the Carriage Horse Industry to New York’s Mayor

Mayor de Blasio ignoring Neeson’s invite to tour carriage horse stables

Irish actor Liam Neeson, champion of New York City's carriage horse drivers. Image: Collider.com.

Gosh, you would think Liam Neeson would be out promoting his new film(s). Maybe he doesn't need to. This is doing it for him. He is certainly getting enough attention for trying to save the jobs of New York City's carriage horse drivers. Mayor de Blasio campaigned on the issue, saying that he would ban… Continue reading Mayor de Blasio ignoring Neeson’s invite to tour carriage horse stables

NYC horse carriage drivers seek help from anti-animal rights group

I understand the horse drawn carriage drivers of Manhattan are trying to save their jobs and horses. That is to be expected. However, I feel they are making a serious public relations error in hiring anti-animal rights group The Cavalry Group. As you will see below The Cavalry Group work against meaningful regulation and legislation… Continue reading NYC horse carriage drivers seek help from anti-animal rights group

New York carriage horses evicted from historic Shamrock Stables

Animal rights activists are hailing it a victory that Ian McKeever, who housed 26 carriages horses at Shamrock Stables on W. 45th Street in Manhattan, is being given the heave ho by the City of New York. However, the block where the stable sits is wanted for development purposes, including the expansion of a nearby… Continue reading New York carriage horses evicted from historic Shamrock Stables