Carriage horses in New York City work and live in inhumane conditions. The most recent independent audit of the NYC carriage industry by the city comptroller found that the city's horses are not provided with enough water, risk overheating on hot asphalt, and are forced to stand in their own waste in stables. Help us protect carriage horses in New York and other cities.
News & Events
August 17, 2012
The HSUS’ New York State Director Brian Shapiro is issuing the following statement in response to news reports that a carriage horse in New York City was involved in an accident:
October 27, 2011
May 13, 2011
Artist and animal advocate Peter Max is helping to raise awareness about the plight of New York City's carriage horses.
April 15, 2010
Patrick Kwan, The HSUS' New York state director, issued a statement in response to the New York City Council's passage of a bill that increases fares for carriage horse rides.
October 16, 2013
The city of Bennettsville, S.C., received a $5,000 grant from The Humane Society of the United States to eliminate gas chamber use at the city’s animal shelter. The funds will be used for training staff members and purchasing necessary supplies and equipment for the euthanasia by injection method.
September 10, 2013
Major puppy mill victory: The USDA is cracking down on unlicensed puppy mills. All large-scale breeders that sell dogs and other warm-blooded pets using the Internet, phone, or mail will be licensed and regularly inspected for basic humane care standards.
August 8, 2013
A bill to increase penalties for extreme animal neglect is now law in New Jersey. "Patrick's Law," was named in honor of Patrick, a young dog who endured severe neglect and was found almost starved to death. Patrick's suffering has become emblematic of the need for New Jersey to treat extreme animal neglect with the seriousness it deserves.
July 30, 2013
A U.S. District Court in Texas upheld federal regulations to prevent the practice of “soring,” in which trainers abuse horses to force them to perform an unnatural high-stepping gait for competitions.