The New York City Council is considering bill Monday that would ban horse-drawn carriage rides in the city. Supporters and opponents, meanwhile, were staging rallies on the steps of City Hall.
Long-delayed legislation to ban horse carriages in New York City is finally going to be introduced at the City Council next week.
The video shows a carriage horse that got away from its handler and bolted up 11th Avenue with police in pursuit, the animal advocacy group NYCLASS said.
Animal rights groups have stepped up their calls to ban carriage horses following an incident in Central Park.
A Manhattan Supreme Court judge ruled the NYPD must comply with a Freedom of Information Act request from an animal rights group.
Wednesday’s accident comes as Mayor Bill de Blasio looks to ban horse-drawn carriages in the city and replace them with electric vintage-style vehicles.
Neeson didn’t appear Saturday as about 50 demonstrators filled the sidewalk in front of his Manhattan apartment building.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has promised to send the controversial horse carriages running for the hills, but an effort in Albany may stall that plan.
New Yorkers will get the chance to see an electric vehicle some say should replace the city’s horse-drawn carriages when it debuts this week at the New York International Auto Show.
The prototype was rolled out at the International Auto Show, but could soon be rolling through Central Park. The vehicles could make Manhattan history.