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Carriage Horses

Hay, Wake Up Council Members!

Tom Allon | Posted 12.08.2016 | New York
Tom Allon

Co-authored by Rebecca Cohen Stella, Caesar, Blondie, Chris, Doreen, Charlie, Pumpkin, Tickles and Oreo are just some of the names of New York hors...

Why We Support Ending Carriage Horse Rides on NYC Streets

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 02.17.2015 | New York
Matthew Bershadker

Naturally, retiring this industry will have financial repercussions, but the mayor's bill reflects a strong intent to offset those consequences with workforce training programs and resources available not only to drivers, but to owners, license holders, and horse stable employees.

Mayor De Blasio's Gift for City's Carriage Horses

Kathy Stevens | Posted 02.01.2015 | New York
Kathy Stevens

Tourists' "To Do" lists may be about to change, as Mayor Bill De Blasio has introduced a bill to ban horse-drawn carriages by May of 2016, making good on a key campaign promise.

Liam Neeson Knows Horses

Michael D'Antonio | Posted 06.16.2014 | New York
Michael D'Antonio

A runaway gelding in Savannah and Liam Neeson's New York Times op-ed defending carriage tours in Manhattan has added fuel to the debate over the carri...

The New York City Carriage Horse Industry: A Response to Spokesperson Hansen

Kathy Stevens | Posted 04.26.2014 | New York
Kathy Stevens

The drivers aren't going down without a fight. I don't blame them. Yet their efforts to demonize the opposition are distracting us from the question at the heart of the issue: is the impact of the industry on the horses cruel, or is it not?

Free the Carriage Horses!

Tom Allon | Posted 02.12.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

It's past due time to do the right thing. Ban the unsafe and inhumane horse carriage industry. Those who oppose this enlightened movement will assuredly be on the wrong side of history.

For Valentine's Day, Give Carriage Horses a Break

Carly Marie Knudson | Posted 04.15.2012 | New York
Carly Marie Knudson

Every Valentine's Day, countless New Yorkers and tourists are trotted around the city by animals that are literally being worked to death. So today, New Yorkers should show carriage horses some love by giving them a badly needed break.

Glee Star Dives Into The Carriage Horse Issue

Posted 12.30.2011 | New York

In the ongoing battle against New York City's use of carriage horses, a new voice has entered the debate and she's threatening to leave the city if th...

The Biggest NYC Animal Stories Of 2011

Posted 12.24.2011 | New York

From peacocks wandering the Upper East Side to hilarious Twitter accounts sparked from a missing Cobra and partying turtles invading JFK, 2011 was qui...

The War Horses of New York City

Susan Yager | Posted 01.14.2012 | New York
Susan Yager

A New York City carriage horse works nine hours a day, seven days a week. It is a brutal existence, dodging buses and taxis, standing in the sun, rain, and snow, and, of course, pulling heavy loads.

Necropsy To Investigate Collapse And Death Of Carriage Horse

Posted 12.24.2011 | New York

The ASPCA is conducting an investigation into the death of a carriage horse that collapsed and died Sunday morning on West 54th Street near Eighth Ave...

Carriage Horses' Welfare Prompts Change In Rules | SHANE DIXON KAVANAUGH | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Manhattan's carriage horses may soon get an annual five-week vacation and safer working conditions, while their drivers receive a 47 percent pay raise...

The Harsh Reality for New York Carriage Horses

Laura Eldridge | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Laura Eldridge

At the end of the day carriage horses return to their tiny stalls in stables on the far West side of the city, or as Jon Stewart once called it, "The sad-eyed horse carriage district."

Protect NYC'S Carriage Horses (PETITION)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

New York City is considering a bill, Intro. 653, that some believe will severely compromise the care of the city's carriage horses since it takes away...