There were more than 12 carriage horse accidents in the past year. Horses do not belong in a congested, urban setting where they are constantly breathing exhaust and sharing the streets with cars, buses and taxis. It is even more upsetting to know that during their non-working hours these horses are confined to tiny stables and do not enjoy access to the open space that such large animals require.
I love New York but seeing such an inhumane industry continue to operate here disappoints me. Please consider phasing out the horse-drawn carriages and replacing them with a more humane, sustainable option such as the electric vintage-replica tour car proposed in the NYC Council bill, Intro 86.