Will downed NYC carriage horse video bring an end to the trade?

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)

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

De Blasio making another push to ban NYC carriage horses

In his waning weeks in office, Mayor Bill de Blasio is making one last-ditch effort to ban New York City’s horse-drawn carriage industry, a promise he made when he first became mayor and a long controversial issue that has been the target of animal rights advocates. Mayor Bill de Blasio has long sided with animal… Continue reading De Blasio making another push to ban NYC carriage horses

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

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