Animal Rights, OpinionsPulling carriages isn’t cruel. Pulling them in New York City is. by Kathryn Krawczykupdated on April 17, 2018April 15, 2018Leave a Comment on Pulling carriages isn’t cruel. Pulling them in New York City is. When PETA tries to shut down carriage horse rides in New York City, they say it’s cruel for horses to pull carriages. Here’s why that’s the wrong way to look at the problem.