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

Horses help protect Sept 11th Memorial

Written by TOM HAYS Associated Press NEW YORK - Few New Yorkers noticed earlier this summer when a dozen police horses boarded in a stable in lower Manhattan were loaded into trailers and moved uptown. The New York Police Department relocated the horses to build a temporary staging area for 220 officers newly assigned to… Continue reading Horses help protect Sept 11th Memorial

Where did the Shamrock carriage horses go?

The Gothamist reports: Shamrock Stables is closed for business... for now. The ASPCA continues to offer to place their remaining horses in homes; in a press release sent out yesterday, the organization stated: “On June 7, Shamrock Stables in Manhattan officially closes and the fate of the New York City carriage horses remains in the… Continue reading Where did the Shamrock carriage horses go?