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
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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
End of the road for NYC horse drawn carriages?
charming, must-do tourist attraction or a cruel, outdated commercial activity? New York's horse-drawn carriages have operated since the 1800s, but lawmakers now want to replace them with electric vehicles. For some, the equine-driven rides around Central Park are part of the fabric of the Big Apple, like yellow taxis and Broadway shows. But for others,… Continue reading End of the road for NYC horse drawn carriages?
Carriage horse found dead in his stall during record heat in NYC
Since the following report by One Green Planet, nothing has been done to help; no one in power (namely, elected officials) to help or intercede on behalf NYC's carriage horses. It is business as usual for this immoral and unconscionably corrupt business. We are taking names so New Yorkers can vote these slackers O U… Continue reading Carriage horse found dead in his stall during record heat in NYC
Collapsed NYC carriage horse Ryder was malnourished and older than reported
Thank you everyone for keeping Ryder's story alive. At last, someone is reporting on Ryder's condition and pointing out what we all saw immediately. Thank you New York Post.—TH The NEW YORK POST reports: The struggling carriage horse that collapsed on a busy Manhattan street earlier this month was malnourished, underweight — and much older… Continue reading Collapsed NYC carriage horse Ryder was malnourished and older than reported
Ryder’s Collapse Must Be The Turning Point to Finally Fix the Carriage Horse Crisis
Heads Up. This is a very important article. A must read for carriage horse defenders. —Editor. GOTHAM GAZETTE | 17 August 2022 | By ELIZABETH FOREL On the afternoon of Wednesday, August 10, a carriage horse named Ryder collapsed at 9th Avenue and 45th Street in the heavy traffic going to the Lincoln Tunnel. Images of this… Continue reading Ryder’s Collapse Must Be The Turning Point to Finally Fix the Carriage Horse Crisis
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
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?
Cuozzo on new Mayor, old Mayor and carriage horses
New York, New York As Eric Adams (pictured above) rides to the mayoralty on a wave of unprecedented good will and high expectations, he would do well to heed my 100 percent infallible advice," writes Steve Cuozzo for the New York Post. For one, he should avoid statements like this: “On Jan. 1, I will… Continue reading Cuozzo on new Mayor, old Mayor and carriage horses