Sanctuary plans to build rescue for retired carriage horses following death of Ryder

Gentle Barn, a non-profit animal sanctuary, plans to open a rescue outside of N.Y.C for retired carriage horses December 1, 2022 Tracey Harrington McCoy, reporting for PEOPLE magazine writes: THE death of Ryder — a New York City carriage horse who went viral in August after collapsing during an incident caught on video — could… Continue reading Sanctuary plans to build rescue for retired carriage horses following death of Ryder

Upper west siders in NYC speak out about carriage horses

Following the collapse of carriage horse Ryder in Midtown Manhattan this past August, a poll by The Animal Legal Defense Fund and Voters for Animal Rights showed that 71% of New York City voters support a ban on horse-drawn carriages. The New York Times reported that Ryder’s collapse “reignited calls from residents, celebrities and politicians… Continue reading Upper west siders in NYC speak out about carriage horses

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

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?

Poll: 71% of New Yorkers want horse carriages banned following Ryder’s collapse

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)

THE NEW YORK POST (09.01.22) reports: QUOTE It’s time to put New York City’s horse carriage industry out to pasture, a new poll finds. The survey, released Thursday and conducted for animal rights groups, finds that 71% of Big Apple voters support a ban on horse carriages after a shocking video showed Ryder, an ailing horse, being whipped by… Continue reading Poll: 71% of New Yorkers want horse carriages banned following Ryder’s collapse

Carriage horse Ryder found

"Ryder belongs at a legitimate sanctuary that guarantees lifelong love and care, not a farm that slaughters animals." — Edita Birnkrant, Executive Director for NYCLASS AMNY (Aug. 30, 2022) — An animal rights advocacy organization says they have located Ryder, the horse who collapsed in Midtown after the work animal was quietly taken out of… Continue reading Carriage horse Ryder found

NYC carriage horse who collapsed in viral video now retired on farm, Union says

The Transport Workers Union says Ryder, the downed, underweight horse who tragically collapsed recently pulling a carriage has been transferred over to new owners who are caring for him as he is treated for a neurological parasite. The Transport Workers Union says . . . . ? Really. Alright. Show us the relaxed, well cared… Continue reading NYC carriage horse who collapsed in viral video now retired on farm, Union says

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

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