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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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