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Anti-carriage group NYCLASS distributed this photograph of carriage horse "Max" collapsed in Central Park
Photo Of Collapsed Carriage Horse Sparks Anti-Carriage Group’s Outrage

Photographs of a New York carriage horse named Max show the gray gelding lying on his side in Central Park last Tuesday, and according to the New York Post, the pictures have sparked outrage from NYCLASS, a local anti-carriage group. “Horses don’t just collapse,” said a NYCLASS spokesperson. “Something happened — and the city should […]

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Deal Finally Struck For Carriage Horses In Central Park

The lengthy political discussion about whether or not to allow carriage horses to continue to operate in New York City’s Central Park has finally come to an end. According to the Associated Press, a deal was announced Sunday by New York City officials that will keep the horses operating, albeit in smaller numbers. While specific […]

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Study Reveals NYC Carriage Horses Don’t Appear To Find Work Stressful

The presence of carriage horses in New York City continues to make headlines periodically, as city officials, animal welfare activists, and celebrities add their voices to the debate. The argument dates back to 2007, when the first bill to ban the carriages was introduced with the support of several politicians and animal welfare groups, who […]

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New York Carriage Horses Tip Feathers To American Pharoah

New York City’s carriage horses and drivers paid tribute to American Pharoah’s Triple Crown sweep in a recent video posted by Huffington Post writer and filmmaker Sandi Bachom. The horses and their drivers posed with the New York Post cover that featured Pharoah’s Belmont Stakes victory.

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Study: New York Carriage Horses Less Stressed Than Pasture Horses

It doesn’t come straight from the horse’s mouth, but it could be the next best thing: A Western University of Health Sciences-led study indicates that while New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is concerned about their welfare, carriage horses that trot the streets around Central Park and other NYC landmarks are not as stressed […]

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New York Carriage Horse Ban Put on Back Burner

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said last week that he will hold off on the much-discussed ban on carriage horses in the city until the end of the year, according to the New York Daily News. De Blasio was elected based partly on his promise to eliminate horse-drawn carriages, which critics say pose a […]

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Jimmy Fallon Backs Neeson’s Support of NYC Carriage Horses

In an interview with Liam Neeson on The Tonight Show on Thursday, host Jimmy Fallon expressed support for the actor’s push to persuade New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to reconsider his proposed ban on horse-drawn carriages around Central Park. Neeson had invited the mayor and all 51 City Council members to tour the […]

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Liam Neeson Puts Up His Dukes for New York Carriage Horses

In a recent interview on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show, ‘Taken’ actor Liam Neeson jokingly offered to go to the mat with the host over the carriage horse debate in New York City. Neeson, who rides horses and has several friends who are carriage drivers, told Stewart he was offended by New York Mayor Bill […]

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