Anorak News | Banning Horse-Drawn Carriages In New York

Banning Horse-Drawn Carriages In New York

by | 8th, December 2007

IN New York: NEW YORK (AP) – The horse-drawn carriages that clip clop around Central Park could be banned under City Council legislation to be introduced at the urging of animal advocates who say the horses are treated inhumanely.”

Who takes a horse-drawn carriage in New York, aside from parents who want to bring deep shame on their children – that is the inhumanity.

Councilman Tony Avella, who plans to introduce the bill next Wednesday, said the horses that have entertained tourists and New Yorkers for decades are exposed to cruel conditions and are at risk of injury or death as they weave through city traffic.

In September, a horse died after it was spooked by street musicians with drums and bolted down Central Park South. It was the second such incident in less than two years.

“This situation is only getting worse – the animals are not being treated properly, and enough is enough,” Avella said. “Horses are incompatible with traffic – especially midtown traffic.”

Ever been in a horse-drawn carriage?

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