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NYC Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio Planning to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages

More horses will be sent to slaughter when animal rights activists get their way


Horse-drawn carriages could soon be a thing of the past in New York City's Central Park after Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced plans to outlaw the popular tourist attraction once in office.

"We are going to get rid of horse carriages, period," de Blasio said at a news conference Monday, saying that the practice is inhumane.

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  1. Utopia at last!!!! Glad to hear NYC has all other problems fixed.

  2. “Horses do not belong in a congested, urban setting,” NYCLASS states on its website. “They constantly breathe exhaust while dodging dangerous traffic … confined to the shafts of their carriage and their tiny stable stalls, with no access to green pastures.”
    I give this quote the Monty Python Holy Grail award for most outrageous statement of 2013.
    Typical animal rights group. Save the horses, but the humans, they can breathe exhaust, dodge dangerous traffic, are confined to the rules and constraints of city life, live in tiny apartments and have no access to wide open spaces?
    Seriously, did they really say that or is CNN making it up.

  3. This going nowhere. Yuppies trying to get laid, tourists and newlyweds will form a coalition, insisting that the horses be given oxygen tanks and weekends in the country. Doubling the cost is not a problem, because only bad things are affected by price.

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