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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 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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New York State Horse Council Steps in to Support Carriage Horses

As the political battle surrounding New York City’s carriage population continues, the New York State Horse Council issued a statement of support for the carriage drivers and their plight on Monday. NYSHC president Marsha Himler said in the statement that the carriage horses are subject to more regulations regarding their care than almost any other […]

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