If Horses Are Well Cared for, Why Does Owner Use Bribes?  Hopefully, the arrest on Dec. 13 of Cornelius P. Byrne, on charges of paying a bribe to an undercover investigator to overlook seven violations at Central Park Carriages Stable, will begin to reveal the truth about just how the Carriage Horses live and are treated by their owners. Mr. Byrne, who also owned Smoothie, the horse that died in September after being spooked and running into a tree, once complained to the press: "We get a bad rap. I would say we're well overseen by different city agencies as to our care of these horses. They have an awful lot of care. 

Jacqueline Hoffner – Grasmere 

Coalition To Ban
Horse-Drawn Carriages

A Committee of the Coalition For New York City Animals, Inc.

The Coalition for
NYC Animals, Inc.

P.O. Box 20247
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To honor
Bobby II Freedom
previously known as Billy
ID# 2873 rescued by the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages and Equine Advocates on June 25, 2010 from the New Holland auctions.

In memory of
Lilly Rose O'Reilly
previously known
as Dada ID# 2711
R.I.P.August, 2007