Abolish the Carriage Horse Industry and Ryder Will Not Have Died in Vain

Council Member Robert Holden (center) speaks at the vigil for Ryder. Activists attending included, from left: Ashley Byrne, campaign specialist at PETA; Amy Steppe, from the Unbridled Heroes Project; and Edita Birnkrant, executive director at NYCLASS. Donny Moss

Ryder, the bay gelding who has been in the headlines since he collapsed on August 10 while pulling a carriage on a busy New York City street on a hot day, had a soft expression and a willingness to oblige. His poor condition—muscle atrophy, weakness, severe malnutrition—brought him fame just over two months before he was euthanized, on October 17, at a farm

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