(ANIMAL WELFARE) Cedar Lane Stables, a riding stable in Queens, has been shut down due to numerous horse fatalities. The stable lost the operator’s license after six horses died in the course of the past few months, two from undetermined causes. Cedar Lane used a “rough board” system—meaning customers paid the stable to house their horses, but were still required to care for the animal themselves. Unfortunately, some owners became negligent and abandoned care of their horses, while the stable simply ignored the fact that the animals were starving to death. In fact, Cedar Lane was so unaware of the conditions of their housed horses that a fowl died due to neglected medical attention. Read on to find out whether this irresponsible stable will be reopened. — Global Animal
Cedar Lane Stables houses horses in what appear to be repurposed shipping containers. Photo Credit: NY Times

Read the New York Times article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/21/nyregion/stable-in-queens-closes-after-6-horses-die-in-6-months.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&_r=0