de Blasio: Central Park’s horse-drawn carriages should ride into history

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It is interesting to note that the Teamster’s Union, which represents the carriage drivers among its many labor groups, endorsed Bill de Blasio. ~ HfH

From: CNN
By: Allie Malloy

horsescarriage(CNN) — Horse-drawn carriages could soon be a thing of the past in New York City’s Central Park after Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced plans to outlaw the popular tourist attraction once in office.

“We are going to get rid of horse carriages, period,” de Blasio said at a news conference Monday, saying that the practice is inhumane.

“No tourist comes to New York City just to ride on a horse carriage,” Allie Feldman, executive director of NYCLASS, an animal rights group, told CNN.

“Horses do not belong in a congested, urban setting,” NYCLASS states on its website. “They constantly breathe exhaust while dodging dangerous traffic … confined to the shafts of their carriage and their tiny stable stalls, with no access to green pastures.”

Steven Malone, a horse-carriage driver since 1987, said that allegations of horse abuse are “ridiculous.”

“These horses lead exceedingly great lives here,” Malone told CNN.

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1 Comment
  • Lin

    After reading some of these comments all I have to say is, you that got out there and protested against this horse business,or wrote posion pen letters….. how many horses are YOU going to take when they go to New Holland or Unadilla. Horses need a job.

    January 3, 2014