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

OpEd: Transitioning NYC horse drawn carriages to electric

Just as Other Places Have Done, New York City Can Preserve Jobs and Tradition with Electric ‘Horseless’ Carriages The Gotham Gazette | By Elizabeth Forel & Susan Wagner | 11 May 2021 Flashback to the 2013 New York City mayor’s race where one front-and-center issue that ultimately helped propel Bill de Blasio to City Hall… Continue reading OpEd: Transitioning NYC horse drawn carriages to electric

Candlelight vigil held for NYC carriage horse Aisha

The New York City Police Department's Animal Abuse Squad is investigating the recent death of a carriage horse in Central Park after a video of the fatal February 29th incident was made public online. Posted by animal rights advocacy group NYCLASS, the video shows the 12-year old carriage horse — named Aisha — repeatedly falling,… Continue reading Candlelight vigil held for NYC carriage horse Aisha

NYC Mayor signs off on animal bill that helps carriage horses

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: A carriage horse eats by Central Park moments before all drivers were ordered to return to the stables due to heat on August 10, 2018 in New York City. According to New York City administrative code, all carriage horses used in tourism must immediately stop working and return to their stables when the temperature reaches 90 degrees. Animal rights activists, who want to permanently end the carriage horse business in the city, say many drivers ignore the law or linger in the park looking for customers long after an alert has been issued. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Finally. Some encouraging news for New York City's carriage horses. New York City took another step towards the protection of animals across the city on Monday, with Mayor Bill de Blasio signing off on a new law that included carriage horses. The legislation limits when horse carriages can operate in hot weather — six years… Continue reading NYC Mayor signs off on animal bill that helps carriage horses

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

Runaway carriage horse slams into taxi in heart of Manhattan

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)

MANHATTAN, NYC — It is almost unbelievable the way yesterday's runaway carriage horse incident is being reported. Not so much factually as spiritually. UPDATE. March 16, 2017, 1:55 pm EST. Via PIX 11 News, New York. An out-of-control horse backpedalled in the middle of a midtown street during the Monday morning rush, authorities said. Two horses… Continue reading Runaway carriage horse slams into taxi in heart of Manhattan

Compromise carriage horse plan for NYC falters when Teamsters withdraw support

We were never in favor of this bill but have been following it. We initially had a decent working relationship with the Mayor's Office but they became increasingly unreceptive to the idea of the Mayor doing what it takes to keep his campaign promises. So we have moved our efforts to Albany. —Editor CBS NEW… Continue reading Compromise carriage horse plan for NYC falters when Teamsters withdraw support

Video: NYC Carriage Horse rally at Gracie Mansion

Around 80 people showed up at the Gracie Mansion rally to remind NYC Mayor de Blasio of his campaign pledge to ban the use of horse drawn carriages. Advocates included 92 year old Natasha Brenner. The video is a compilation of television coverage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOY7JfbtM2s#t=36

NYC Mayor unmoved by Daily News’ save the carriage horse industry signatures

This newspaper is simply unbelievable. Here is an example for educational institutions teaching journalism to use on how not to do it. BY Erin Durkin , Erik Badia , Stephen Rex Brown The Daily News delivered five sacks of petitions to City Hall on Wednesday. It was the largest petition drop in de Blasio’s administration… Continue reading NYC Mayor unmoved by Daily News’ save the carriage horse industry signatures

Liam Neeson defends New York City carriage horses

NEARLY COMES TO BLOWS WITH JON STEWART . . . well, maybe, not really. See Entertainment Weekly for video and full story Liam Neeson stopped by The Daily Show last night. Though the actor was there to talk about his new movie Non-Stop, his chat with Jon Stewart quickly turned to New York City mayor… Continue reading Liam Neeson defends New York City carriage horses