Animal protection groups call on mayoral candidates to replace Central Park horses with electric carriages

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SOURCE » A newly formed organization supports the replacement of NYC’s horse carriages with electric ‘horseless’ carriages, and is calling on all NYC Mayoral Candidates to support the alternative. The Committee for Compassionate and Responsible Tourism (CCRT) argues that this transition will defend the welfare of the horses without sacrificing jobs. The group’s founders, Susan Wagner and… Continue reading Animal protection groups call on mayoral candidates to replace Central Park horses with electric carriages

New York Passes Groundbreaking Anti-Slaughter Bill

Law supports aftercare programs, bans sale of racing, breeding stock for slaughter. Bob Ehalf, reporting for Bloodhorse.com, writes: "Groundbreaking anti-horse slaughter and aftercare legislation was passed June 10 by the New York State Assembly and is expected to be signed into law by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo." "The bill, which had already been passed… Continue reading New York Passes Groundbreaking Anti-Slaughter Bill

California Horse Racing Board will not suspend Baffert’s license without due process

PAULICK REPORT PRESS RELEASE | 5/24/21 — The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) is aware of the situation surrounding Bob Baffert and the alleged positive relative to the Kentucky Derby. Racetracks in Kentucky and New York have temporarily precluded Mr. Baffert from entering horses and/or using stalls. To date, the regulatory bodies in those two… Continue reading California Horse Racing Board will not suspend Baffert’s license without due process

Long Island man who stole horse drugs to sell at racetrack is indicted

Belmont Stakes. Belmont Park. ©2014 Eclipse Sportswire.

THE NEW YORK POST (by Tamar Lapin) He got knocked off his high horse. Federal authorities on Thursday reined in a Long Island pharmaceutical company employee who allegedly swiped hundreds of thousands of dollars in horse drugs from his work — and then sold them directly to veterinarians and trainers. Gregory Settino, 58, was arrested… Continue reading Long Island man who stole horse drugs to sell at racetrack is indicted

NY jockey gets reduced penalty in dismount case of fatally injured Tiger Man

T. D. Thornton, reporting for the Thoroughbred Daily News writes: An Aqueduct apprentice jockey who last year was suspended 10 days for allegedly not dismounting from his injured horse in a timely manner had his penalty wiped off the books via appeal by the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) Monday. The case involved jockey… Continue reading NY jockey gets reduced penalty in dismount case of fatally injured Tiger Man

Anti-rodeo activists protest at home of Madison Square Garden President Andrew Lustgarten

n angry neighbor attempts to enter Andrew Lustgarten’s building to complain about the protest against rodeos at MSG.

by DANNY ROSS at Their Turn (theirturn.net) Animal rights activists in New York have staged four protests at the Manhattan home of Madison Square Garden president Andrew Lustgarten, demanding that he cancel a rodeo scheduled for June 2020. The ongoing protests are being organized by Animal Cruelty Exposure Fund (ACEF) and NYCLASS, animal rights organizations… Continue reading Anti-rodeo activists protest at home of Madison Square Garden President Andrew Lustgarten

NYC Mayor failing carriage horses yet again

We don't know about you but we are more than fed up with New York City Mayor deBlasio. DeBlasio initially ran on a ticket that included helping the City's miserably treated carriages horses, then sold the horses out the moment he was elected. He has huffed and puffed about it since then, but in actuality… Continue reading NYC Mayor failing carriage horses yet again

Too hot to trot and more

(CARRIAGE HORSES) The carriage horse industry is a cruel and insidious business resulting in long term abuse, injury and even death to the horses used. Carriage horse workers routinely claim they need no rules because they can self rule, that their horses are treated right, or that agreed on protective measures are already in place… Continue reading Too hot to trot and more

New York State lawmakers interested in tracking retired racehorses

HORSE RACING (via the Blood-Horse online). By Tom Precious, October 26, 2017. An effort to mandate the tracking of retired racehorses in New York has now picked up support in both houses of the state Legislature. Sen. Joseph Addabbo, a Queens Democrat who represents Aqueduct Racetrack, recently introduced a measure to create a seven-member Commission… Continue reading New York State lawmakers interested in tracking retired racehorses

A young horse just died at this Racetrack — and no one’s talking about it

His was the third death in just two months. THE DODO | BY SARAH V. SCHWEIG | JULY 26, 2017 | Link to Article A 3-year-old thoroughbred horse named Wanztbwicked was euthanized on the Saratoga racetrack on Saturday after breaking down during training — he’s the third horse to die at the New York track… Continue reading A young horse just died at this Racetrack — and no one’s talking about it