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Carriage horses work during “weather emergency” under ASPCA’s watch

February 1st, 2011 · 4 Comments

February 1, 2011 Pamela Corey DVM Director of Equine Veterinary Services ASPCA 424 East 92nd Street New York, NY 10128 Dear Dr. Corey: In response to your message below, perhaps the following reasons explain why people around the country complain to the ASPCA about your handling of the carriage horses: The ASPCA is silent when […]

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ASPCA allows horses to work illegally during storm

December 21st, 2008 · No Comments

December 21, 2008 Stacy Wolf, Esq. ASPCA Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel Dear Ms. Wolf: Thank you for your quick reply, which is attached below. The ASPCA cannot shift the blame for Friday’s events to the law.    If the ASPCA wanted to “prevent the cruelty” of horses being forced to work in a […]

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Abuse of carriage horses under ASPCA’s watch

January 12th, 2008 · No Comments

January 12, 2008 Mr. Ed Sayres President ASPCA 424 E. 92nd St New York, NY 10128-6804 Dear Mr. Sayres: On Friday – when heavy rain was forecast – the horses once again left the stables and were forced to work in miserable and dangerous conditions, which included extended periods of torrential rain with thunder and […]

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ASPCA allows horses to work illegally during winter storm

December 17th, 2007 · No Comments

DECEMBER 17, 2007

Dear Mr. Sayres:

Why did the ASPCA allow the horses to work for hours and hours on Sunday in miserable and dangerous conditions before sending them in? The winter storm, which started on Saturday night, did not catch us by surprise. As you know, those horses should never have left the “stables” on Sunday morning.

I have a proposal, but first:

On Saturday before the storm, hundreds of unsuspecting tourists lined up throughout the day to take a ride (see below). In order to generate as many fares as possible, many of the drivers ran their horses around the loop as quickly as possible. In the several hours that I observed at the hack lines, I did not see the horses get a rest, much less the 15 minute break every two hours that is required by law. But that’s the least of it….

The two water troughs were EMPTY all weekend. I didn’t see one horse watered in the several hours that I observed them. Parks employees told me that a driver would have to fill a bucket in a public restroom if he wanted to water his horse – a logistical impossibility.

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