Coalition to Ban Horse Drawn Carriages
Saverio Colarusso pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct. He was sentenced to five days of community service, but lost his license indefinitely.
Opponents of horse drawn carriages are not letting Mayor Bill de Blasio forget his campaign promise.
Activists hit Times Square to distribute information to tourists explaining why they believe horse-drawn carriages should be outlawed in New York City, WCBS 880’s Ginny Kosola reported.
The Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages held a demonstration Saturday afternoon at the corner of Central Park South and Fifth Avenue. But a horse-drawn carriage driver said accidents are rare and called the protest alarmist.
A white horse collapsed and died Sunday around 9:30 a.m. as it trotted toward Central Park, according to the ASPCA.