OpEd: Transitioning NYC horse drawn carriages to electric

Just as Other Places Have Done, New York City Can Preserve Jobs and Tradition with Electric ‘Horseless’ Carriages The Gotham Gazette | By Elizabeth Forel & Susan Wagner | 11 May 2021 Flashback to the 2013 New York City mayor’s race where one front-and-center issue that ultimately helped propel Bill de Blasio to City Hall… Continue reading OpEd: Transitioning NYC horse drawn carriages to electric

NYC carriage horse stable argues that bare, cramped, filthy stalls are not animal abuse

NEW YORK, N.Y. (Carriage Horses) — There are already many valid reasons and obvious examples why we must rid U.S. cities of the horse drawn carriage trade. Not that we need another example, but here is yet another one, this time in New York City, which clearly demonstrates that it needs to put an end… Continue reading NYC carriage horse stable argues that bare, cramped, filthy stalls are not animal abuse

Collapsed carriage horse in NY sparks calls for investigation

CARRIAGE HORSES (New York City) — Confronting images of a horse said to be collapsing in Central Park last week sparked cries for an investigation into the horse's welfare Monday. However the city advised the horse, named Max, had only tripped, and he was due back at work. New York animal rights group NYCLASS said… Continue reading Collapsed carriage horse in NY sparks calls for investigation

Third Annual Equus Film Festival takes New York November 20-22, 2015

• Equnews International reports: It’s this time of year again when the horses and their equestrians take over New York City! The Equus Film Festival will be in NYC on November 20-22, 2015 with many films, plus artists from all corners of the world and over 30 authors, as well as many speakers. The Equus… Continue reading Third Annual Equus Film Festival takes New York November 20-22, 2015

Top five misconceptions about the horse-drawn carriage industry in NYC

Carriage horse accident NYC Sept 26, 2013.

Guest Post by ELIZABETH FOREL There are many misconceptions about the NYC horse-drawn carriage trade. The primary reason for this is because the media are mostly on the side of the carriage horse industry and have not reported fairly or honestly on this issue. Here are what I see as the top five most common… Continue reading Top five misconceptions about the horse-drawn carriage industry in NYC

Retired NYC carriage horse records shoddy say animal activists

Cross-posted from the New York Post by KATE BRIQUELET The city is asleep at the reins when it comes to keeping track of retiring carriage horses, animal advocates charge. Health Department records reveal more questions than answers — showing the whereabouts of only a handful of the 260 Central Park horses that retired between 2009… Continue reading Retired NYC carriage horse records shoddy say animal activists

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

Canadian chef determined to serve horse meat in NY

Hugue Dufour of M. Wells Dinette NY. Photo by Food Network Canada.

This past Saturday, a group of dedicated activists (see photos on Facebook) gathered at MoMA PS1 (Museum of Modern Art) in Long Island City, Queens, New York, in protest of the museum's new restaurant tenant, M. Wells Dinette, and its intention to serve horse meat. Other than the nuisance factor, the protest made little impression… Continue reading Canadian chef determined to serve horse meat in NY

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

Animal advocates crash carriage horse retirement event

New York City carriage horse. ASPCA image. Image not filed with original story.

Cross-posted from NY1 News A tense turn of events took place Sunday in Midtown as animal rights activists showed up at an event for supporters of the carriage industry. Protesters rallied at an announcement about a new retirement plan for horses that can no longer pull carriages. And while demonstrators disagree, supporters of the "Blue… Continue reading Animal advocates crash carriage horse retirement event