Do horses love to work?
Some horses like those in this video are housed in Hell’s Kitchen, travel to Central Park in heavy and loud traffic, work long shifts in excessive heat and cold , and have inadequate food and water.
They live in a multistory Manhattan stable on W. 38th Street that houses a number of New York City’s carriage horses. This stable has cramped standing stalls in which the horses are tethered to feeding troughs.
West Side Livery lacks sprinklers but instead has fire buckets filled with sand. Hay is stored in the stable and in the event of fire, flames would likely race through the building.
Because West Side Livery is 2 miles from Central Park, its horses have some of the longest and most dangerous commutes every day.
On Monday, May 6, 2013, NYCLASS hosted a “mayoral forum on animal protection issues.” Five mayoral candidates attended (Bill DeBlasio, John Liu, Bill Thompson, Sal Albanese, John Catsimatidis. Christine Quinn was invited, but declined to attend.) and over 200 animal advocates. Many important issues affecting animals in NYC were discussed.
This is the video of the hour-long forum. Decide for yourself which candidate is a friend of the horses and animals in general, and vote for him.