MEDIA RELEASE: NYCLASS Demands City Revoke License of Horse Carriage Industry Spokesperson for Violating Suspension
According to the Mayor's office and the ASPCA, NYPD officials suspended horse carriage operations due to high temperatures yesterday at 12:37 pm. During the suspension, carriage driver and industry spokesperson Christina Hansen is seen on the below video operating her horse carriage at 1:54 pm yesterday.Read more
Report: Electric Vehicles Proven to be Safer Alternative to Horse Carriages
A safety report from Harley Holt & Associates concludes that:Read more
"NYCLASS believes every effort should be made to spare the bear's life so it can be returned to the wild. We are hoping for a non-lethal resolution to this matter. In addition to our efforts, PETA and Friends of Animals have offered to help safely relocate the bear."
MEDIA ADVISORY: 'Horse Switch' Stable Will Be Protested By NYCLASS & PETA Members, Asking 'Where's The Sick Horse?'
WHAT: Protestors will converge on Midtown’s Clinton Park Stable in response to news that a carriage driver falsified records to force a horse named Caesar to work into old age despite serious respiratory problems. The driver, whose history also includes a dangerous horse carriage accident last fall and citations for overcharging riders, allegedly switched hoof identification to trick the Department of Health into thinking 22 year-old Caesar was a 12 year-old buck to allow him to keep pounding the pavement in traffic. NYCLASS and PETA members will demand to know where ailing Caesar is now and why the driver is being allowed to continue working other horses.
“Falsifying records to force an old, asthma-stricken horse to work shows the drivers have no regard for the law and no common decency,” says PETA VP Dan Mathews. “This is yet another example of why Mayor de Blasio is right about ending this shady business.”
Another driver was in court this morning on charges of animal cruelty for working an injured horse Blondie.Read more
Witness to Wednesday's Carriage Horse Accident on Central Park South Will Meet With City Council Members Today
What: Stefanie Sinclair, eyewitness to the carriage accident on Central Park South, will attend Tuesday's Stated Council Meeting and meet with City Council Members to tell her story and advocate for the removal of carriage horses from New York City streets. Stefanie, an attorney from Oklahoma who was visiting New York when she witnessed the accident, extended her vacation to share her story with Council Members. She will be joined by Dan Mathews, Senior Vice President, PETA.Read more
What: Jillian Michaels, star of NBC's "Biggest Loser" and a lifelong equestrian, will lead a rally on the steps of City Hall to support Mayor de Blasio’s plan to end the unsafe and inhumane use of horse-drawn carriages on city streets and retire the horses to sanctuaries.Read more
Topic: Wednesday's Bus vs. Horse IncidentRead more