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Say neigh to carriage horses, activists cry
NY DAILY NEWS - by Lisa L. Colangelo - July 12, 2007 

Animal rights activists renewed their call for carriage horses to be banned in the city with a rally outside City Hall Park yesterday.

About two dozen activists from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the Coalition to Ban Horse Drawn Carriages pointed to a recent accident involving a carriage horse and a taxi off Central Park as evidence.

"Horse-drawn carriages are accidents waiting to happen," said PETA Director Debbie Leahy. "There's nothing 'romantic' about animal abuse, injuries and death. How many more horses will be mangled and how many more drivers will land in hospital beds before New York City bans these devices?"

In recent years, bills introduced to ban the carriages or restrict them to Central Park have failed to get through the City Council. Mayor Bloomberg in the past has said he doesn't believe they should be banned.

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