N.Y. Governor Wants to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages

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David Paterson


“These animals are kept in stables that are too small, often they’re cold, they work long hours and they don’t have time off. … There was a horse about three months ago that got his foot caught on a parking meter and had to be destroyed—it’s awful. You know, it looks nice when you go to the park and see a horse-drawn carriage, but unless there is some way to care for these horses properly, and it doesn’t appear that there is, I think we should ban it completely.”

—New York Governor David Paterson

In the wise words of Alicia Keys, “Let’s hear it for New York!” With this gubernatorial compassion and Bethenny Frankel’s scorching new ad, I’ve never been more proud to be a New Yorker—or more inspired tell all my friends in NYC to contact their councilmembers.

Written by Logan Scherer

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