The ongoing battle over banning the practice has been reignited by the mayoral race, and celebrities have weighed in on the issue. A prominent New Yorker and business man is also joining the fight. Gym mogul David Barton and Dan Mathews of PETA joined us on The Couch to talk about the issue.
The horseless model would be able to accommodate eight passengers at a time and could also include a sound system and seatbelts.
Oreo, a 6-year-old black and white Gelding, will be joining 30 other horses — many of which are former carriage horses — at the Blue Star Equiculture of Palmer, Mass., officials announced Wednesday.
The Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages held a demonstration Saturday afternoon at the corner of Central Park South and Fifth Avenue. But a horse-drawn carriage driver said accidents are rare and called the protest alarmist.
Thursday’s accident apparently did little to scare tourists away from taking carriage rides. It was as busy as ever around Central Park on Friday.
The horse was not injured, despite bolting from Columbus Circle across 60th Street and down 9th Avenue to 58th Street while being pursued by bystanders.
While the guide was intended to be just that — a guide to our readers in and around New York City — the piece generated an unanticipated level of reaction from folks debating the issue of animal cruelty.