News talk 2013-12-31: NY horse carriages out

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New York City: New mayor, same nanny — horse-drawn tourist carriages to be banned from Central Park
CNN ↑

Earlier story during mayoral campaign (source of photo)
New York Daily News ↑

Mike Caro says:

I rode a carriage through Central Park with Diane about five years ago. Actually, I did it twice without getting off. The first time around, Doyle Brunson phoned and I spent the whole trip discussing DoylesRoom online poker operations. I told the driver to double up his fare and go again, so I could pay attention.

This is a remarkable New York tourist attraction. And the horse seemed happy to me, but maybe the animal rights people claiming the opposite have conducted more extensive interviews. So, who knows?

If these horses were unionized, this new ultra-liberal mayor (Bill de Blasio) might not be trying to put them out of work. Where are the union organizers when you need them?

From the New York Daily News story: Christina Hansen, a carriage driver, agreed. “Horses that have jobs are the last horses that get neglected,” she said. “It’s the horses that don’t have jobs that we’re seeing shipped to slaughter.” — MC




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