Animal rights activists call for end to NYC’s horse-drawn carriages

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — Animal rights activists rallied on the steps of City Hall Thursday, calling for the city to ban carriage horses once and for all.

Thursday’s rally comes after the New York Post reported City Council members are planning to introduce a bill to replace horse-drawn carriages with electric ones.

Activists have called for a ban on horses in city streets for years, claiming it’s dangerous and abusive.

There have been a string of incidents over the years involving carriage horses.

In 2020, a 12-year-old mare had to be euthanized following an acute medical emergency, according to the Historic Horse-Drawn Carriages of Central Park.

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