Bill de Blasio’s attempts to deliver on his promise to ban Central Park’s horse and carriage industry on “day one” of his mayoralty have produced little more than a federal investigation into the animal-rights interest group backing his candidacy. Now, the mayor is obligated to give those very same drivers raises.
Today, the most heat-generating issue in New York City—the issue that is prompting our council to consider a measure that it has never used before, according to one member—is not homelessness, or a lack of affordable housing, or even the L Train apocalypse—but the fate of the horse-and-carriage industry. How did we get here?
An alleged horse fetishist was arrested in Phoenix Friday night after flying from Pennsylvania to meet a horse owner who’d agreed to let him have sex with a miniature horse and to make sure his clothes got soaked in fragrant horse piss. But the planned romantic rendezvous was not to be: the horse owner was an undercover sheriff’s deputy conducting a sting operation.
What do we got?
A Wisconsin man was arrested in Wausau last week for alleged horse fucking after sheriff's deputies found him in a barn with a jar of vaseline. Jared Kreft, 30, was reportedly wearing "a face mask, black jacket and blue wind pants with holes cut in the groin and buttocks areas," and later admitted to performing oral sex on the horse.
On Monday, America's most famous Type A personality typed a grim little proposition into the Twitter client of her choosing, beckoning her public to follow her to a second blog location like a shirtless man with dirty teeth beckons lost travelers behind his privately-owned service station to show them "some crazy shit."
Liam Neeson's Daily Show interview last night ostensibly served to promote his latest movie Non-Stop, but over half of it was taken up by his passionate advocacy to keep horse-drawn carriages in New York. True to his action-hero persona, Liam Neeson cares a lot and is not afraid of anything—not even the wrath of PETA. What a weird fucking platform, though.