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http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/dec/31/new-york-city-mayor-elect-bill-de-blasio-horses/

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New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s New Year resolution is to ban the horse-drawn carriage from Central Park and city streets.

It’s inhumane, he said, to subject horses to dangerous city streets, NBC News reported.

“We are going to quickly and aggressively move to make horse carriages no longer a part of the landscape in New York City,” Mr. de Blasio said, NBC New York reported. “They are not humane. … It’s over.”

Animal rights groups are cheering.

“We believe that the use of carriage horses in 21st century New York City is unnatural, unnecessary and an undeniable strain on the horses’ quality of life,” said Stacy Wolf, the senior vice president of the ASPCA’s Anti-Cruelty Group, to NBC News.

But those who make a living off their horse-drawn carriages aren’t so enamored with the plan and vow to fight the incoming mayor’s plans. A legal challenge could be part and parcel of that fight, opponents said.

“We look forward to having a long battle with [Mr. de Blasio],” said Stephen Malone, who’s operated a horse-drawn carriage for 26 years, to NBC News.

Horse-drawn carriage rides have been part of the city’s landscape since 1857, when Central Park first opened, NBC reported.

“It’s a part of New York history,” said Sid Kolo, a field manager for New York Central Park Tours, to NBC.


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Re: New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio vows to ban horse-drawn carriages
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2013, 06:44:01 PM »
So. What happens to the horses?

Do they retire to the farm or the glue factory?
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Re: New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio vows to ban horse-drawn carriages
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2013, 06:47:54 PM »
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the use of carriage horses in 21st century New York City is unnatural, unnecessary and an undeniable strain on the horses’ quality of life
Idiot. It's what horses do.
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Re: New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio vows to ban horse-drawn carriages
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2013, 06:51:54 PM »
I'm often stuck behind a bus in traffic and going home one night, there on the back of the bus, was an advertisement sponsored by the anti-cruelty group about this very issue. It had graphic photos of injured horses.

And now first thing out of the box mayor-elect is pushing an anti-horse-cruelty agenda? This guy is in the pocket of every leftist group in the universe. If we thought Mayor Bloomberg was bad, we ain't seen nothing yet.
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Re: New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio vows to ban horse-drawn carriages
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2013, 06:59:58 PM »
If we thought Mayor Bloomberg was bad, we ain't seen nothing yet.
That's what I've been thinking, AC. NYC is in for a world of hurt for electing this commie.
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Re: New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio vows to ban horse-drawn carriages
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2013, 07:01:52 PM »
Idiot. It's what horses do.

New York City leftists must think horses prefer sipping lattes at Starbucks instead of doing what they love doing. May I remind them one usually finds just the horse's ass prattling on at a New York City Starbucks.
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