Activists, elected officials pressure City Council to pass Ryder’s Law


With more metropolitan cities abolishing horse-drawn carriages, animal rights activists say it’s long overdue that New York City follows suit.

At a rally on July 13, the one-year anniversary of the introduction of Ryder’s Law, representatives from NYClass, animal rights activists, and elected officials gathered outside City Hall, demanding the City Council finally act on the legislation.

Intro #573, dubbed Ryder’s Law after the horse that dropped on a Manhattan street in August of 2022 and later died, would ban horse-drawn carriages and replace them with electric carriages.