Even with a developer looming over the last horse-drawn carriage company in Philly, this local activist wants a law in place that protects horses

By Brion Shreffler | Grid Philly When it comes to horse-drawn carriages in the city, the idyllic clip-clop of hooves on black top may be what comes to mind for most. That, and watching tourists take in the sites in Old City as everyone else on the road tries to get past on our bikes… Continue reading Even with a developer looming over the last horse-drawn carriage company in Philly, this local activist wants a law in place that protects horses

Now is the time to think about the future of Philly’s tourism — without horse-drawn carriages

Image by bridgetawilcox from Pixabay.

By JANET WHITE The COVID-19 crisis has brought tourism to a standstill around the world, and Philadelphia’s tourism economy has already lost $1 billion because of coronavirus. While city tourism officials are meeting regularly to discuss how a recovery will take place, it’s the fresh thinking of outsiders that could provide the solution — not… Continue reading Now is the time to think about the future of Philly’s tourism — without horse-drawn carriages

US Rep Meehan to make anti-horse slaughter pitch in Philly

Cross-posted from the Philadelphia Inquirer at Philly.com WRITTEN BY AMY WORDEN With signs suggesting that the federal government will give the green light to the opening of the nation's first horse slaughter plant since 2007, U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan (R., PA) is heading to Philadelphia to urge fellow lawmakers to pass his bill banning the… Continue reading US Rep Meehan to make anti-horse slaughter pitch in Philly

Philly restaurant owner to serve horse meat

Horse Meat Roast. Google Image.

Cross-posted from WND A Philadelphia restaurant owner thinks horse meat is delicious and wants to share the delicacy with his customers. “I am going to embrace horse meat wholeheartedly at Monsu, probably in the springtime,” Peter McAndrews, owner of the Sicilian restaurant, told the website FooBooz. Chef Marc Vetri says he would “love to serve… Continue reading Philly restaurant owner to serve horse meat

Backyard horses may soon be illegal in Philadelphia

Abandoned horses have been a problem in Philadelphia. A new ordinance regulating the keeping of horses in the city has been introduced. Philadelphia Inquirer photo.

WRITTEN BY AMY WORDEN Cross-posted from The Philadelphia Inquirer / Philly.com Right now, if you live in Philadelphia you are forbidden from keeping chickens or pigs or other farm animals. But you can keep a horse tied to a chain link fence behind your house. No permit. No license and a minimal level of care.… Continue reading Backyard horses may soon be illegal in Philadelphia

Newark’s lost mounted police unit may be Philly’s gain

Police Horses are excellent ambassadors for all horses, as well as giving the horses selected a second chance at a career, and often, life. Best wishes Philly on getting your Mounted Police Unit back, and so sorry Newark that you could not know to seek, or were unable to get, sponsorship to retain yours. This… Continue reading Newark’s lost mounted police unit may be Philly’s gain