New York City Carriage Horses - 3/14/2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 19:30
Investigation Category: 

Animals’ Angels received from an unknown source video and picture documentation of several different carriage horse barns in New York City. The pictures reveal what carriage horses in New York are facing each day: After a long working shift the horses at Westside Livery return to a dark and narrow stable. They are then tied up and unable to turn around in the tiny pens. Several of the horses are emaciated, many have marks on their bodies, others have extremely poor feet. In the morning, the horses are brought out over steep ramps and forced to fight their way to Central Park through heavy traffic.

The documentation obtained will be used to support the initative to ban carriage horses in New York.