NYC Mayor signs off on animal bill that helps carriage horses

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: A carriage horse eats by Central Park moments before all drivers were ordered to return to the stables due to heat on August 10, 2018 in New York City. According to New York City administrative code, all carriage horses used in tourism must immediately stop working and return to their stables when the temperature reaches 90 degrees. Animal rights activists, who want to permanently end the carriage horse business in the city, say many drivers ignore the law or linger in the park looking for customers long after an alert has been issued. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Finally. Some encouraging news for New York City's carriage horses. New York City took another step towards the protection of animals across the city on Monday, with Mayor Bill de Blasio signing off on a new law that included carriage horses. The legislation limits when horse carriages can operate in hot weather — six years… Continue reading NYC Mayor signs off on animal bill that helps carriage horses

Runaway carriage horse slams into taxi in heart of Manhattan

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: A carriage horse trots near Central Park on April 21, 2014 in New York City. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, made a campaign pledge to ban carriages in Central Park. As the horse carriage industry, which mainly takes tourists through the park, has come under criticism from animal welfare agencies, many New Yorkers are voicing their support for the horses and drivers. On Saturday animal welfare activists protested in front of actor Liam Neeson's home after he wrote a newspaper piece in support of the carriage horses. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

MANHATTAN, NYC — It is almost unbelievable the way yesterday's runaway carriage horse incident is being reported. Not so much factually as spiritually. UPDATE. March 16, 2017, 1:55 pm EST. Via PIX 11 News, New York. An out-of-control horse backpedalled in the middle of a midtown street during the Monday morning rush, authorities said. Two horses… Continue reading Runaway carriage horse slams into taxi in heart of Manhattan

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

Next residents of a luxury building: Police Horses

Cross-posted from the New York Times The newest residences at Mercedes House, a ziggurat of luxury rentals on Manhattan’s Far West Side, provide tenants with creature comforts found nowhere else in the city. Special flooring soothes legs weary from a long day’s work. Ten-foot-high doors offer easy passage between spacious rooms. A high-tech ventilation system… Continue reading Next residents of a luxury building: Police Horses

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

Banksy makes political statement with “Wild Horses” NY art installation

The street artist, who is originally from Bristol, England, revealed an intricate installation Wednesday on Ludlow Street in Manhattan's lower East Side. Viewers told The News that they were alarmed to hear the accompanying audio, from a 2007 raid in Baghdad. WRITTEN BY BETH STEBNER / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS New York Daily News reports:… Continue reading Banksy makes political statement with “Wild Horses” NY art installation

Bill de Blasio switch on Central Park carriage horses brings activist donations

THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS By SALLY GOLDENBERG Bill de Blasio has promised to banish carriage horses from Central Park “within the first week” if he becomes mayor — but when he was on the City Council and had a chance to sign on to similar legislation in 2007, he passed. His change of heart… Continue reading Bill de Blasio switch on Central Park carriage horses brings activist donations

Oreo, the NYC carriage horse who spooked and bolted, gets new home

Oreo at Clinton Park Stable. Ángel Franco/The New York Times.

by TANIA KARAS Cross-posted from the Wall Street Journal blog A New York carriage horse involved in a runaway incident earlier this month while carrying tourists was sent to an equine farm for retired horses Wednesday. A carriage driver lost control of the horse when the animal was startled by noise from a construction site… Continue reading Oreo, the NYC carriage horse who spooked and bolted, gets new home

Carriage horse who bolted in Manhattan may end up on Easy Street

Oreo at Clinton Park Stable. Ángel Franco/The New York Times.

Cross-posted from the New York Times Written by VIVIAN YEE Here are some introductory excerpts from Ms Yee's report: Oreo, the runaway horse who dumped his carriage driver and two passengers near Columbus Circle on Thursday, may have bolted his way into an easier lifestyle. Until that moment, Oreo, a 6-year-old draft gelding, had a… Continue reading Carriage horse who bolted in Manhattan may end up on Easy Street