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HELP! #SaveNYCHorseCarriages Campaign Fights Mayor to Save Jobs

Posted on | January 5, 2014 | 39 Comments

Earlier today I talked about how Mayor Bill de Blasio’s agenda will turn New York City into a squalid nightmare. He has chosen an odd starting spot for his effort to destroy the city’s economy: About 200 people who earn their living as horse-drawn carriage drivers.

“We are going to get rid of the horse carriages. Period,” de Blasio said on Monday. “It’s over.” . . .
NYCLASS, the animal rights advocacy group that has been leading the charge against the carriage horses, donated $220,000 to a group dedicated to sinking former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s mayoral aspirations and another $124,000 on their own anti-Quinn efforts. NYCLASS was responsible for $774,000 worth of ads attacking Quinn, and its board members donated to de Blasio’s election fund.
During the campaign, Quinn said she supported the carriage horse industry. Her opponent, Bill de Blasio, promised he would ban it immediately. After his primary victory, some of de Blasio’s biggest fundraisers donated tens of thousands of dollars to NYCLASS.
NYCLASS has suggested replacing the horses with electric antique replica cars.

Electric cars.

That’s going to be a real romantic treat for honeymooners, isn’t it? “Oh, we went to New York and rode the electric cars!”

Don’t let this “animal rights” talk deceive you. Starry-eyed idealist don’t have that kind of juice. The big money behind the anti-carriage effort is rumored to come from real-estate interests who covet the property currently occupied by carriage stables.

It’s a crooked dirty scam either way, and the campaign to fight back against de Blasio is



39 Responses to “HELP! #SaveNYCHorseCarriages Campaign Fights Mayor to Save Jobs”

  1. Political Rift » HELP! #SaveNYCHorseCarriages Campaign Fights Mayor to Save Jobs
    January 5th, 2014 @ 8:46 pm

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  2. 4HeritageMoms
    January 5th, 2014 @ 9:49 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM HELP! #SaveNYCHorseCarriages Campaign Fights Mayor to Save Jobs #TCOT

  3. HoneyBee_Bryant
    January 5th, 2014 @ 9:50 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM HELP! #SaveNYCHorseCarriages Campaign Fights Mayor to Save Jobs #TCOT

  4. defendressofsan
    January 5th, 2014 @ 9:50 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM HELP! #SaveNYCHorseCarriages Campaign Fights Mayor to Save Jobs #TCOT

  5. ConserAnimal
    January 5th, 2014 @ 9:51 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM HELP! #SaveNYCHorseCarriages Campaign Fights Mayor to Save Jobs #TCOT

  6. skyponyone
    January 5th, 2014 @ 9:51 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM HELP! #SaveNYCHorseCarriages Campaign Fights Mayor to Save Jobs #TCOT

  7. Steve Skubinna
    January 5th, 2014 @ 9:03 pm

    Racists all. NRA teabaggers who hate women and children. I hope DiBlasio has the camps ready for them.

  8. rsmccain
    January 5th, 2014 @ 10:11 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM HELP! #SaveNYCHorseCarriages Campaign Fights Mayor to Save Jobs #TCOT

  9. BeccaJLower
    January 5th, 2014 @ 10:20 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM HELP! #SaveNYCHorseCarriages Campaign Fights Mayor to Save Jobs #TCOT

  10. #SaveNYCHorseCarriages From Bill De Blasio | The Lonely Conservative
    January 5th, 2014 @ 9:24 pm

    […] to pay for an electric car ride through Central Park. He claims it’s to save the horses, but Stacy McCain provides a more likely explanation of his […]

  11. JeffWeimer
    January 5th, 2014 @ 9:27 pm

    The carriage stable are out by the Intrepid. Good area, now.

  12. Pine Baroness
    January 5th, 2014 @ 9:55 pm

    Has anyone considered what will happen to the horses? There’s not a big demand for carriage horses and I suspect many will be “humanely destroyed.”

  13. johncunningham
    January 5th, 2014 @ 10:45 pm

    virtual certainty that all the horses will be killed–humanely as it were.

  14. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    January 5th, 2014 @ 10:54 pm
  15. carolynkeener54
    January 6th, 2014 @ 12:54 am

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM HELP! #SaveNYCHorseCarriages Campaign Fights Mayor to Save Jobs #TCOT

  16. Rick Lakehomer
    January 6th, 2014 @ 12:59 am

    I say De Blasio and commie traitors are the ones who need to be out to pasture, permanently. Liberalism is a terminal illness. War on women, check ISLAM.

  17. Unix-Jedi
    January 6th, 2014 @ 1:12 am

    What do you think they need the stables for?

  18. ChandlersGhost
    January 6th, 2014 @ 1:22 am
  19. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    January 6th, 2014 @ 2:29 am

    Remember Boxer the Horse from Animal Farm?

    Guess which character De Blasio plays?

  20. Adjoran
    January 6th, 2014 @ 3:14 am

    The cost to maintain the horses is well into six figures each, so they will almost surely be shipped to Canada where they will be butchered and eaten.

    I am boycotting all Canadian sausage effective immediately.

    Including Canadian “bacon.” What kind of bacon looks like that anyway? I suspect the hosers have been selling us horse bacon all along, eh?

  21. Adjoran
    January 6th, 2014 @ 3:15 am

    Yeah, humanely – at the Greater Toronto Humane Packing Plant.

  22. Adjoran
    January 6th, 2014 @ 3:16 am

    As if being shipped to Canada to be eaten by hosers were “humane?”

  23. BrandyArena
    January 6th, 2014 @ 6:59 am

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  24. K-Bob
    January 6th, 2014 @ 7:38 am
  25. SDN
    January 6th, 2014 @ 7:59 am

    And yet one of the main groups of “useful idiots” backing this plan are “animal rights activists”……

  26. Bill de Blasio ban of Central Park carriage horse industry – payback to political donors/parking lot mogul | Viewpoints of a Sagitarrian
    January 6th, 2014 @ 11:07 am

    […] That being said, this scandal/bribe in addition to the illegal donations and the parties involved must be exposed.  H/t The Other McCain. […]

  27. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    January 6th, 2014 @ 11:09 am

    Actually, having bumper cars to drive around Manhattan would be friggin awesome!

  28. De Blasio's war on the carriage trade - BitsBlog
    January 6th, 2014 @ 3:25 pm

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  29. IceColdeTroll
    January 6th, 2014 @ 3:49 pm


  30. IceColdeTroll
    January 6th, 2014 @ 3:51 pm

    NYCLASS, what a pack of wet blanket d00shnozzles.
    Targeting the Amish next? Or the Budweiser Clydesdales?

  31. IceColdeTroll
    January 6th, 2014 @ 3:54 pm

    Dunno. I don’t remember a fat elitist giraffe with its head stuffed up its butt in Animal Farm!

  32. Da Tech Guy On DaRadio Blog » Blog Archive » And Mayor Bill DiBlasso as Senator Joseph Payne
    January 6th, 2014 @ 5:59 pm

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  33. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    January 6th, 2014 @ 7:34 pm


  34. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    January 6th, 2014 @ 7:36 pm

    I would tear it up in Rockerfeller Center.

    And Washington Square? I would be an absolute menace there.

  35. K-Bob
    January 7th, 2014 @ 12:17 am

    Turn it all onto one, giant video game.

  36. K-Bob
    January 7th, 2014 @ 12:18 am


  37. A Mayoral Lack of Horse Sense | Matthew Sheahan
    January 7th, 2014 @ 10:21 pm

    […] Being generous and assuming for the sake of argument that conditions for the horses are bad, the solution is not to outlaw an industry but to improve and regulate the care of the horses. It’s not wrong to use horses to pull carts. It’s OK to ride horseback and it’s OK to ride an elephant and a camel. There are lots of animals that are not suitable for riding, but horses are alright. This is actually common knowledge and the fact that there’s a serious debate over banning the industry shows how a more extremist animal rights community has been successful in framing the debate. Luckily the carriages won’t go without a fight. […]

  38. De Basio's Horse-Drawn Carriage Ban Scandal | WikiWarningsWikiWarnings
    January 12th, 2014 @ 7:05 am

    […] After learning of this plan via a pro-carriage Twitter campaign, I remarked last night: “Electric cars. That’s going to be a real romantic treat for honeymooners, isn’t it? ‘Oh, we went to […]

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