Horse-Drawn Carriages in NYC

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I’m sure it’s a romantic notion and quite a tourist attraction being ridden down 5th Avenue in NYC by a horse-draw carriage. But, as a New Yorker, I cringe anytime I see those horses on the streets of Manhattan. The sheer amount of traffic that goes through the heart of the city is terrifying. I won’t even drive there because I’m afraid of not only the other vehicles but also of the millions of people walking the streets who, I feel half the time, don’t like to obey traffic signs. So why is it OK to have horses navigate this type of overpopulated dangerous terrain? Let’s take a step towards animal welfare and replace horses with horsepower. Read the full article here.

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  • Date November 2, 2014
  • Tags Norwood News
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