Advocates seek ‘energetic’ investigation of NYC carriage horse industry

Via NEWS RELEASE | Sept. 9th, 2022 Concerns Extend to Treatment of 160 NYC Carriage Horses and Suspicions of Illegality, Document Fraud Animal Wellness Action and the Center for a Humane Economy have called on the Manhattan (New York) District Attorney’s office to investigate the collapse of Ryder, the working carriage horse whose collapse on… Continue reading Advocates seek ‘energetic’ investigation of NYC carriage horse industry

NYC carriage horses: will they stay or will they go?

SOURCE: THE CHIEF LEADER » THE reinvigorated discussion about the famed horse-carriage rides in Central Park took shape in recent weeks following incidents, some captured on video, of horses collapsing and running into oncoming traffic. Among those who want to phase out the horse-drawn rides is Council Member Robert Holden, who introduced a bill that… Continue reading NYC carriage horses: will they stay or will they go?

Beaten, malnourished, collapsed NYC carriage horse retires to farm upstate, reportedly

THE NEW YORK POST reports: The carriage horse who collapsed on a busy Manhattan street after being flogged by his driver earlier this month is enjoying retirement on an upstate farm, a former industry rep told The Post on Tuesday. Edita Birnkrant, executive director of the animal rights group NYCLASS, angrily told The Post in… Continue reading Beaten, malnourished, collapsed NYC carriage horse retires to farm upstate, reportedly

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

Carriage horse protest NYC; Daily Mail report on Ryder

From the Stopping NYC Horse Abuse Facebook page: As of now, no one knows exactly what is wrong with Ryder, but it is quite clear by his emaciated state and the fact that he collapsed and was unable to get up for over an hour — he is in a life-threatening condition," Edita Birnkrant told… Continue reading Carriage horse protest NYC; Daily Mail report on Ryder

Carriage Horse found dead in his stall amid NYC’s record heatwave

Have you see this already? It is brutal; sickening. They say it “might have” been colic. One Green Plant reports: Last week during New York City’s record heatwave, a carriage horse named Billy was found dead in his stall, according to the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (the “Department”). This is just the… Continue reading Carriage Horse found dead in his stall amid NYC’s record heatwave

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