The new electric carriage comes as other Philly efforts to ban and replace horse-drawn carriages gain steam. The Philadelphia Enquirer | by Mike Newell | 3rd April 2023 FOR years, Janet White has advocated banning horse-drawn carriages in Philadelphia and replacing them with electric horseless carriages. Recently, White, 58, director of Carriage Horse Freedom in… Continue reading Philly woman hopes to unveil the city’s first electric horseless carriage on July 4th
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
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?
Will downed NYC carriage horse video bring an end to the trade?
No. But we know what will. We are not banking on what happened to a carriage horse recently in NYC bringing an end to the trade — and all the misery, abuse and mayhem that goes with it. It is just another "final straw" in a trail of so many final straws. Can no one… Continue reading Will downed NYC carriage horse video bring an end to the trade?
Electricity: The solution to freeing horses from pulling tourist carriages?
Updated 5 Aug 7:45 am. Mexico may be the leader in eliminating the cruel horse drawn carriage trade in our part of the world. How have they done it? With e-carriages, carriages powered by electricity. Electric carriages are not a novelty. E-carriages have taken off in countries large and small, and in major cities and… Continue reading Electricity: The solution to freeing horses from pulling tourist 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
Now is the time to think about the future of Philly’s tourism — without horse-drawn carriages
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
Electric vehicles replace horse drawn carriages in Istanbul
The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has bought electric vehicles to be used on the Princes’ Islands (Adalar), off Istanbul’s coast, after a ban on horse-drawn carriages as a result of the killing of dozens of horses due to an outbreak of glanders and years-long animal rights activism against what advocates called the ill-treatment of horses. Two… Continue reading Electric vehicles replace horse drawn carriages in Istanbul
Rome’s horse drawn botticelle to move to parks
(ANSA.IT) ROME, ITALY — Rome's famed 'botticelle' horse-drawn tourist carriages are to move from the streets of the Italian capital to its villas' parks under a measure passed by the environmental committee on Tuesday, 25 September. The move is set to be put to final approval by the mobility committee "within the first few days… Continue reading Rome’s horse drawn botticelle to move to parks
Woman who petitioned on behalf of collapsed Charleston, S.C. carriage horse threatened
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Petition regarding Big John, the downed Charleston carriage horse, is now closed, but we just learned that the Petition's sponsor was harassed and threatened. Please contact the Charleston, S.C. Mayor's and report this disturbing, bullying behavior and call for an investigation. The Petition urged Charleston Carriage Works to retire Big John the draft horse who… Continue reading Woman who petitioned on behalf of collapsed Charleston, S.C. carriage horse threatened