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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 01:10 PM
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Push to Ban New York Carriage Horses Gains Steam
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Source: NYT

A ride through Central Park in a horse-drawn carriage is one of New York Citys most storied attractions, the rhythmic clip-clop offering a respite from the hustle of everyday life.

But now this old-fashioned industry is facing unprecedented turmoil.

After campaigning for decades, animal rights advocates are gaining support for legislation that would ban the hansom cabs, including endorsements from mayoral candidates and celebrities.

The carriage owners say they are being harassed, but they also acknowledge carrying out a campaign to infiltrate the activist groups and secretly record their strategy sessions.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/08/nyregion/ny-horse-dra...



Yeah, horse-drawn carriages are very archaic for this time. How about using bicyclists instead? Maybe some strong-bodied people who are unemployed could do that work.
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  -Push to Ban New York Carriage Horses Gains Steam alp227  Dec-08-11 01:10 PM   #0 
  - I believe that we need MORE jobs for horses not less.  Vincardog   Dec-08-11 01:21 PM   #1 
  - Be sure to tell the Wall Street 'job creators' that.  dtexdem   Dec-08-11 01:48 PM   #4 
  - Actually  JustAnotherGen   Dec-08-11 01:21 PM   #2 
  - More damage wrought by PETAphiles.  dtexdem   Dec-08-11 01:46 PM   #3 
  - These horses are kept in tiny "stables" soiled with feces  lbrtbell   Dec-09-11 11:48 AM   #17 
  - Legs cramping due to tight quarters? Horses sleep standing up  NickB79   Dec-09-11 01:13 PM   #22 
  - Legs cramping due to tight quarters? Horses sleep standing up  TheBarnRules   Dec-10-11 09:54 AM   #27 
  - These horses are kept in tiny "stables" soiled with feces  TheBarnRules   Dec-10-11 09:57 AM   #28 
  - How precisely is banning hansom carriages "damage"?  LanternWaste   Dec-09-11 11:59 AM   #21 
     - Well, if you're a carriage driver, you'd be out of work.  NickB79   Dec-09-11 01:14 PM   #23 
  - We can eat them horses now  Politicalboi   Dec-08-11 01:54 PM   #5 
  - Wall Street could  femrap   Dec-08-11 02:34 PM   #6 
  - We had people bicycle us in Berlin (sort of a ricksha mode)  Hardrada   Dec-08-11 07:47 PM   #13 
  - Well, at least when the horses lose their jobs, they won't go to waste:  Freddie Stubbs   Dec-08-11 02:40 PM   #7 
  - Is that you, Newt?  harmonicon   Dec-08-11 02:51 PM   #8 
  - No, but how do you raise horses humanely in NEW YORK CITY  alp227   Dec-08-11 07:31 PM   #12 
  - How about we realize this is the 21st Century  lbrtbell   Dec-09-11 11:51 AM   #18 
     - "There's other stuff to do" is never a reason to ban something. (nt)  Posteritatis   Dec-09-11 03:08 PM   #26 
  - We can use kids to pedal bike cabs. eom.  Hotler   Dec-09-11 11:06 AM   #16 
  - There's a nice dignified career with a future - pulling the rich around in carts.  saras   Dec-08-11 03:55 PM   #9 
  - Steam carriages wouldn't be any better. Those boilers can explode!  jberryhill   Dec-08-11 04:09 PM   #10 
  - And the vote from the horses is................  Old Troop   Dec-08-11 04:25 PM   #11 
  - we have bike cabs in DC---I consider them dangerous b/c there are no designated lanes  wordpix   Dec-08-11 07:47 PM   #14 
  - Bicycles have vehicle rights. Generally laws allow them to 'drive like a car.'  onehandle   Dec-09-11 11:54 AM   #20 
  - Lets be honests, someone wants the carriage house  happyslug   Dec-08-11 08:59 PM   #15 
  - Do you know what the "carriage house" is?  lbrtbell   Dec-09-11 11:53 AM   #19 
     - The building can still be torn down and replaced by a modern building  happyslug   Dec-09-11 01:36 PM   #24 
     - Do you know what the "carriage house" is?  TheBarnRules   Dec-10-11 10:02 AM   #29 
  - that would be sad to loose. i don't know about new york  mopinko   Dec-09-11 02:59 PM   #25 
  - Well if celebrities are endorsing it,  Johnson20   Dec-10-11 10:52 AM   #30 
  - Watch For The Effect Of Spielberg's New "War Horse" Movie. (n/t)  Paladin   Dec-10-11 10:58 AM   #31 
 

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