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

Drivers unveil plan to improve horse drawn carriage industry

Image by bridgetawilcox from Pixabay.

By Gregg McQueen | Manhattan Times News | 8th Sept '22 Central Park horse carriage drivers are pushing for a new stable and better safety measures in the wake of a highly-publicized collapse of a horse last month. Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100, the union representing 130 carriage drivers in the city, has released… Continue reading Drivers unveil plan to improve horse drawn carriage industry

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

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

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

Collapsed NYC carriage horse Ryder was malnourished and older than reported

Thank you everyone for keeping Ryder's story alive. At last, someone is reporting on Ryder's condition and pointing out what we all saw immediately. Thank you New York Post.—TH The NEW YORK POST reports: The struggling carriage horse that collapsed on a busy Manhattan street earlier this month was malnourished, underweight — and much older… Continue reading Collapsed NYC carriage horse Ryder was malnourished and older than reported