Tag Archives: carriage horses

PETA Vs NYC’s Carriage Horse Industry

PETA and a coalition of animal rights activists have long battled against New York City’s horse-drawn carriage industry. In a clip issued today, PETA passingly mentions the health of the animals to focus on homophobic and racist statements made by the drivers. Via the Observer: Pop star Pink just tweeted PETA’s latest video out to her 26 million plus followers, …

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De Blasio To Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages

The New York Daily News reports that one of the first acts by Mayor-elect Bill De Blasio will be to ban horse-drawn carriages, which have long been the target of animal rights activists. “We are going to get rid of the horse carriages. Period,” de Blasio said in response to a question at his press conference announcing his schools chancellor …

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No Snow Days For Gotham’s Horses

Longtime readers will know that the only issue on which I’ll likely ever agree with PETA is the treatment of NYC’s carriage horses. Check out this clip from filmmaker Donny Moss (Blinders), which was taken during Friday’s ice and snowstorm. The tourists adore the carriage rides through Central Park and many New Yorkers see the trade as quintessentially Manhattan. But …

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