December 31st, 2013
NYC mayor-elect to ban horse-drawn carriages
Bill de Blasio says that one of his first acts after taking office as mayor of New York city this week will be to ban horse-drawn carriages in Central Park. He calls it inhumane to expose the horses to the city's dangerous streets. While animal rights advocacy groups applaud de Blasio's pledge, some carriage operators anticipate a contentious dispute over the proposed ban.