Letter in The Chief re exploitation of NYC carriage horses

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

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

End of the road for NYC horse drawn carriages?

A horse-drawn carriage operator waits for riders near Central Park in New York on October 20, 2014. Mayor Bill de Blasio is backing legislation that would ban such carriages in 2016. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

charming, must-do tourist attraction or a cruel, outdated commercial activity?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?

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