Blast from the past: cars replacing horses? - NYCLASS

Blast from the past: cars replacing horses?

It's not the first time in history that cars could be replacing horses. At least that's the wish of animal advocacy group NYCLASS - New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets. They're proposing that a fleet of replica vintage, fully electric cars replace the city's horse-drawn carriages. Spokesperson Allie Feldman says cars are a clean, economical, safe and humane alternative. SOUNDBITE: Allie Feldman, lead organizer, NYClass (New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets), saying (English): "It doesn't poop, it doesn't foam at the mouth, it doesn't urinate on city streets. It has tush warmers and climate control, so you don't have to use those nasty blankets which could give you bedbugs. And it's a much better value for tourists." New York's horse-drawn carriages have been the subject of controversy and debate over the years, with accidents prompting accusations of animal abuse.

14 March 2013

It's not the first time in history that cars could be replacing horses. At least that's the wish of animal advocacy group NYCLASS - New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets. They're proposing that a fleet of replica vintage, fully electric cars replace the city's horse-drawn carriages. Spokesperson Allie Feldman says cars are a clean, economical, safe and humane alternative. SOUNDBITE: Allie Feldman, lead organizer, NYClass (New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets), saying (English): "It doesn't poop, it doesn't foam at the mouth, it doesn't urinate on city streets. It has tush warmers and climate control, so you don't have to use those nasty blankets which could give you bedbugs. And it's a much better value for tourists." New York's horse-drawn carriages have been the subject of controversy and debate over the years, with accidents prompting accusations of animal abuse. 

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