#1 NYC Mayor-Elect Bill De Blasio To Quickly Abolish “Inhumane” Horse-Drawn Carriages… by Eglman 31.12.2013 07:35

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It begins.

Via NYDN:

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio vowed to act quickly to abolish horse-drawn carriages in the city.

“We are going to get rid of the horse carriages. Period,” de Blasio said in response to a question at his press conference announcing his schools chancellor pick Monday.

“It’s over,” he said.

De Blasio said he would work with existing drivers to set them up with alternative vehicles to ferry tourists around Central Park.

De Blasio and advocacy groups who support him say it’s inhumane to make the horses work the dangerous city streets, but drivers insist their horses are well cared for and there’s no reason to end the industry.

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#2 RE: NYC Mayor-Elect Bill De Blasio To Quickly Abolish “Inhumane” Horse-Drawn Carriages… by PzLdr 31.12.2013 11:35

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Bolshie Bill will probably make the rich pull the carriages instead.

#3 RE: NYC Mayor-Elect Bill De Blasio To Quickly Abolish “Inhumane” Horse-Drawn Carriages… by algernonpj 31.12.2013 11:53

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Quote: PzLdr wrote in post #2
Bolshie Bill will probably make the rich pull the carriages instead.

When I read this headline, I figured he'd replace them with rickshaws; the only question would be how to power them. You've answered that.

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