The NYPD came to the rescue of a distressed carriage horse that collapsed on a hot New York City street Wednesday, leading to renewed calls for an end to the controversial tourist attraction. The crowd grew on Ninth Ave. and 45th Street in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan after the horse collapsed and the driver of the carriage was seen whipping the animal with reins in an attempt to get it to stand back up. “Get up! Get up! Get up! C’mon, get up,” the driver begged the horse, to the dismay of onlookers. Kelvin Gonzalez told NBC New York that he watched the scene in horror. “He started whipping and saying ‘Get up, get up. Like bro, don’t whip your horse, he obviously needs some water he, looked dehydrated,” Gonzalez said. The horse eventually laid its head on the pavement and the driver was forced to remove his carriage. The New York City Police Department said officers responded at about 5 p.m. "Upon arrival, patrol officers observed a carriage horse … [Read more...] about NYPD seen dousing distressed carriage horse with water after collapse on hot NYC street
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New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio said that one of his first acts after taking office this week will be to ban horse-drawn carriages in Central Park. Speaking at a news conference Monday, de Blasio said it was inhumane to expose the horses to the city's dangerous streets. "We are going to quickly and aggressively move to make horse carriages no longer a part of the landscape in New York City," de Blasio said, according to NBC New York . "They are not humane. ... It's over." Animal rights advocacy groups lauded de Blasio's pledge. "We believe that the use of carriage horses in 21st century New York City is unnatural, unnecessary, and an undeniable strain on the horses’ quality of life," Stacy Wolf, senior vice president of the ASPCA’s Anti-Cruelty Group, said in an email to NBC News. Carriage operators beg to differ. Stephen Malone, who's been in the business for 26 years, told NBC News that he anticipates a long and contentious bout with de Blasio over … [Read more...] about ‘It’s over’: New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio vows to ban horse-drawn carriages
A new virus, Langya henipavirus, is suspected to have caused infections in 35 people in China’s Shandong and Henan provinces over roughly a two-year period to 2021. It’s related to Hendra and Nipah viruses, which cause disease in humans. However, there’s much we don’t know about the new virus—known as LayV for short—including whether it spreads from human to human. Here’s what we know so far. How sick are people getting? Researchers in China first detected this new virus as part of routine surveillance in people with a fever who had reported recent contact with animals. Once the virus was identified, the researchers looked for the virus in other people. Symptoms reported appeared to be mostly mild—fever, fatigue, cough, loss of appetite, muscle aches, nausea and headache—although we don’t know how long the patients were unwell. A smaller proportion had potentially more serious complications, including pneumonia, and abnormalities in liver and kidney function. However, … [Read more...] about Should We Be Freaked About the New Virus Found in China?
0 Pets If you're in search of a four-legged family member, these pets are waiting for their forever home in Libertyville area shelters. Pet News , Patch Staff Posted Reply Looking to add a furry ball of four-legged love and affection to your family? Look no further than these Libertyville animal shelters for a pet available for adoption. Many shelters in and around Libertyville are still working to find forever homes for dozens of cats, dogs and other adorable critters coming through. Millions of pets and other companion animals are surrendered to adoption facilities each year nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Of those, approximately 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats. Shelters often look after other animals in search of a permanent home as well, including pigs, birds and even horses. However, only half of all shelter animals — about 3.2 million — are … [Read more...] about New Pets Available For Adoption At Libertyville Area Shelters
0 Pets Plenty of adorable animals are up for adoption in the Cranberry area. Pet News , Patch Staff Posted Reply Looking to add to your family and do something good for the Cranberry community at the same time? Perhaps it's time to adopt a pet! Many facilities in Cranberry and environs are still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets in their forever home. Over 6 million pets and other companion animals are given to shelters each year nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Of those, approximately 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats. Shelters often look after other animals in search of a permanent home as well, including pigs, birds and even horses. However, only half of all shelter animals — about 3.2 million — are adopted each year, ASPCA data shows. This means millions of animals — some right here in the Cranberry area — are still waiting for their … [Read more...] about Adopt From Cranberry Area Shelters: See New Local Dogs, Cats & More
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday appointed one-time nemesis and rival Antonio Villaraigosa, the former Los Angeles mayor, to a new post helping steer a gusher of federal dollars to road, port and transit projects. These days, the two are more friends than frenemies. Newsom announced that Villaraigosa would assume the post of “infrastructure czar,” an advisory position in which he would be pursuing billions of federal dollars and helping pair it with needs in the state. “Money is not our problem anymore,” the governor said, referring to a recently enacted $1 trillion federal infrastructure deal that promises to send billions for improvements to the nation's most populous state. California has to “go out and get it,” Newsom added, which is the charge Villaraigosa has in the new post. Villaraigosa said: “We got to build. We got to invest. And that’s what this is all about.” The appointment marks the latest chapter in a long-running relationship … [Read more...] about Frenemies reunited: Newsom names former LA mayor to new post