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The New York City Carriage Horse Industry: A Response to Spokesperson Hansen

By Kathy Stevens

Now that the new mayor has pledged to end the carriage horse industry, the drivers are fighting back. Most recently, carriage horse spokersperson Christina Hansen published a piece in Thursday’s New York Post titled, “Eight Lies ‘Advocates’ Told About Carriage Horses.” The drivers have gone so far as to hire The Cavalry Group, whose mission is to “advance the constitutional rights of law-abiding animal owners, animal-related businesses, and agricultural concerns… by shaping the debate in the media.” The drivers aren’t going down without a fight. I don’t blame them.

Yet their efforts to demonize the opposition are distracting …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green