NYC Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio vows to ban horse-drawn carriages

New Mad Mayor of New York is going to be entertaining over the next few years. Another left winger focussing on the things that matter.

New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio said that one of his first acts after taking office this week will be to ban horse-drawn carriages in Central Park.

Speaking at a news conference Monday, de Blasio said it was inhumane to expose the horses to the city’s dangerous streets.

“We are going to quickly and aggressively move to make horse carriages no longer a part of the landscape in New York City,” de Blasio said, according to NBC New York. “They are not humane. … It’s over.”

Animal rights advocacy groups lauded de Blasio’s pledge. 

“We believe that the use of carriage horses in 21st century New York City is unnatural, unnecessary, and an undeniable strain on the horses’ quality of life,” Stacy Wolf, senior vice president of the ASPCA’s Anti-Cruelty Group, said in an email to NBC News.

No matter they can move to using these…there problem solved.


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  • Bart67

    Maybe we could reverse that trend in Auckland, and get horses over here to help keep the berms down. After the current Mayors performance last year, the droppings would not add anything to the stench!

  • Arran Hunt

    Yep, they’ll just put those horses down instead, which won’t have an effect on the horses quality of life at all. I wonder if he’ll ban the police from using horses, or do horses enjoy that?

  • Michael

    Of all the things a mayor could concern themselves with, removing character from the city is his first? Must be Facebook mates with Len Brown and taking advice on how to ruin a city.

    • Cowgirl

      That’s the first thing I thought of – the horse drawn carriages in Central Park are part of the soul and character of the city.
      We use Clydesdales in Devonport and it’s much nicer than motorized vehicles everywhere, plus less pollution.
      It never ceases to amaze me what socialists will get their panties in a bunch over.

      • Orange

        I don’t know about less pollution. Last time I looked my car doesn’t drop it’s load along the street.

        • Cowgirl

          Horse manure is good for the garden though and could be used for the park or sold to the public. Toxic fumes can’t be.

          • Orange

            Mmm ok. Probably use cars to transport it to the gardens though? Heh. I think they add great character to places. Loved the ones in Ireland. But felt like I was dying from an asthma attack from them.

          • Michael

            Exactly, horse crap on your tomatoes == good, spent motor oil, not so much :D

    • Cowgirl

      Exactly – it’s not like NYC has other problems that should be dealt with is it? Or does it….

  • thor42

    Typical socialist approach to things.
    Here’s a good backgrounder on de Blasio –

  • peterwn

    And the only alternative life quality the horses face is the knacker’s yard.

    • ex-JAFA

      How’s Europe’s meat supply these days? Surely Captain Birdseye will offer a decent price.

  • timemagazine

    What is wrong with these Americans, keeping on voting Marxists into office?

  • jb

    A Lefty who’s actually encouraging car use. Amazing.

  • hunk4hire .

    de Blasio is simply continuing a fine trend which cuts right across party lines.

    His predecessor, Michael Bloomberg, banned just about everything except breathing.

    See this link; Everything Banned by Mayor Bloomberg

    All of these folks are “Great Society” devotees who believe that the gubmint’s job is to intervene in every facet of life in order to construct the perfect utopia here below.