Carriage horses 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.
The HSUS applauds New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's call to pass a law to immediately retire the city's carriage horses. In response, we are offering lifelong, loving care to some of these long-suffering horses at our Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch and Duchess Sanctuary.
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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.
February 28, 2014
The Maryland Senate unanimously passed legislation that will remedy a 2012 Court of Appeals ruling that deemed “pit bulls” to be “inherently dangerous.”
February 11, 2014
The Virginia House passed legislation to strengthen the state’s protections for victims of domestic violence and their beloved family pets. House Bill 972, sponsored by Delegate Ben Cline, R-Rockbridge, will authorize courts to grant care and custody of a family pet to petitioners of protective orders and passed unanimously with bipartisan support.
January 31, 2014
The Humane Society of the United States awarded Martin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina a $10,000 grant in honor of its decision stop euthanizing animals using a gas chamber.
January 13, 2014
The Cheesecake Factory, which serves more than 80 million customers a year, announced that it has begun eliminating gestation crates from its pork supply.