30 Dec '13, 8pm

NYC's Mayor Elect promises to ban horse-and-carriage rides

NYC's Mayor Elect promises to ban horse-and-carriage rides

Many guides to New York City suggest taking a scenic ride through Central Park in a horse drawn carriage. But some animal rights groups say these anachronisms will be entirely in the city's past. That's because Mayor-elect Bill De Blasio has been a supporter of banning the horse drawn carriages in Midtown. Politico reports that it's still unclear how the new mayor's policy will unfold: "De Blasio aides declined to provide details about the mayor-elect's work on the issue during the transition, saying only that he is committed to following through on the ban. He attended a fundraiser hosted by animal rights group NYCLASS earlier this month, reportedly receiving a bronze horse statue for his support." NYCLASS, or New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets, is one of the organizations leading charge to ban the horse carriage industry. NYCLASS says that New York's carriag...

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