After protests by animal rights activists, the days of carriage horse rides through Central Park appear to be numbered, but the push to "rescue" the horses could lead to their slaughter instead, experts say.
The top mayoral candidates, Democrat Bill de Blasio and Republican Joe Lhota, support a bill before the City Council to ban the horse-drawn rides, a move that would throw hundreds of drivers, and more than 200 horses, out of work.
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