I know one thing that is on my “list” is to take a carriage ride into Central Park through the darkness the dead of winter brings, and circle ‘round the park’s ice skating rink alive with swirls and glides, jumps and spins.
NYC Horse-Drawn Carriages are a part of the spirit and adventure that built the city. A horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park is a special treat for honeymooners, romantically inclined tourists, and for those making a check mark on their “list” ~ Horse-drawn carriages are a part of the landscape that is the Big Apple.
Group Wants To End Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
The group NYCLASS or New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets, are an animal advocacy group based in NYC. NYCLASS is making the proposal that a fleet of replica vintage cars, which also runs on clean, safe electricity, replace the city’s horse-drawn carriages. The group is active in education and legal protests regarding cruelty to the carriage horses.
On NYCLASS’ website it is noted: “NYCLASS supports City Council Intro. 86A, sponsored by Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito. This legislation calls for a phase out of horse carriages in New York City and replacing them with the 21st Century Horseless Carriage.”
What are your feelings? Are you pro, con, or undecided on the issue? Please leave a comment and share any experiences you have had with either type of ride!