Will downed NYC carriage horse video bring an end to the trade?

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)

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

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

Electric vehicles replace horse drawn carriages in Istanbul

Horses pull a carriage of tourists in Instanbul. Hurriyet Daily News photo.

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

Big John, downed Charleston SC carriage horse. USA Today.

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