NYC Carriage Horse Panel on 2/23

David Cassuto

More from the NYLHV email:
2/23 Panel Discussion: Protecting Animals and Humans: The Past, Present and Future of Horse Carriages in NYC

Since the 1970’s, New York City residents and animal protection organizations have advocated to protect horses used in the carriage industry and ensure public safety; however, the dangers created by animal-pulled vehicles in the streets of a major city threaten the safety of both people and animals. Horses, which weigh more than 1,000 pounds, continue to get spooked and collide with cars and pedestrians. They collapse on the streets. They die prematurely in stables. They suffer from punishing pavement, extreme weather conditions, and a lack of water. 

How did the horse-drawn carriage trade develop? How does it affect city life, the health of humans and animals, and the local economy?  What reforms are possible, and what are the obstacles? Join us for a discussion of solutions to a public policy challenge facing New Yorkers.   Featuring:

  • John Phillips, Executive Director, New York League of Humane Voters (NYLHV)
  • Dr. Pam Corey, Director, Equine Veterinary Services, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
  • Peter Eisinger, Henry Cohen Professor, Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy
  • Patrick Kwan, New York State Director, Humane Society of the United States
  • Steve Nislick, President and CEO, Edison Properties, LLC, Co-President, NYCLASS, board member, Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy
  • Lisa J. Servon, Dean, The New School for General Studies and Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy

When & Where:
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
8:30 to 10:00 am
Harold and Percy Uris Library
Jonathan and Cynthia Fanton Hall
Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy
72 Fifth Avenue (between 13th and 14th Streets), 7th floor

This is a FREE event and Seating is limited. Kindly RSVP to

3 Responses

  1. LOL. Phillips “forgot” to register as a lobbyist.
    Corey misleads us all into thinking that the horses have adequate living conditions, including roomy box stalls.
    Kwan. Whatever. Testified incorrectly last week at the DOH hearing about standard box stall sizes.
    Nislick. Yawn. Real estate bagel boy. Dollar signs in eyes.

    Oh my. what a brain trust. These people don’t even support a ban. a risky business venture, bad for the horses, no ban will transpire.

  2. dear friends
    i can see the carriage horsese on the street from my windows… at the park
    i know that there is a temperature… in which they cannot work.. becauuse of the cold
    please let me know.. as i will call you when this cruelty is occuring
    last night.. it was 20 degrees… and the horses were working….
    i know it is valentines day… so just tell the drivers to hitch the straps to their backs.. and pull the carriage,, but not
    to the innocent horses..
    thank you

  3. Useful information. Fortunate me I discovered your web site accidentally, and I am shocked why this accident didn’t happened earlier! I bookmarked it.

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