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New York City mayor plans to outlaw iconic horse carriages

01
Jan
2014

New Yorks new Mayor, Bill de Blasio, wants to remove horse-drawn carriages from the city. In a news conference held before he took office, de Blasio said that he planned to get rid of the horse carriages, period, calling them inhumane and not appropriate for the year 2014. A petition signed by more than 4,500 people called for the horses to be replaced by electric replicas of vintage cars, something de Blasio called a cleaner, safer, wiser, more humane alternative that will be very appealing to tourists. Mayor de Blasio will work with current carriage drivers to set them up with new vehicles Mayor de Blasio will, according to USA Today, work with current carriage drivers to set them up with new vehicles, but the move still has drawn fire from their ranks.

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