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Report: Electric Vehicles Proven to be Safer Alternative to Horse Carriages

A safety report from Harley Holt & Associates concludes that:

What a momentous week it's been -- great news to report on two urgent matters to stop horse carriages in NYC:

by Craig Fitzgerald, Bold Ride Magazine

You may have caught a bit of the brouhaha from the New York International Auto Show about the Horseless eCarriage, a car commissioned by New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets (NYCLASS) an animal rights advocacy group that wants to ban horse-drawn carriages from New York City streets and parks. The New York Daily News has launched a campaign to save the carriages, and seemingly every publication in New York has taken one side of the debate or the other. But what all the coverage is missing is the story of the car itself.

by Jen Chung, Apr 29, 2014

As the debate rages over whether carriage horses should continue to be a part of life in New York City, the AP reports that a carriage horse driver may have tried to fool city officials into believing an asthmatic 22-year-old horse was only 12 years old and healthy.

By DYLAN BYERS | 4/29/14 5:00 PM EDT

New York Daily News publisher Mort Zuckerman's office phone was shut down on Tuesday after anti-horse carriage activists blitzed him with a relentless stream of phone calls, POLITICO has learned.

Apr. 28, 2014, 4:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More celebrities are choosing sides in the debate over carriage horses in New York City.

By CARI ROMM/ Special to amNewYork April 28, 2014

"Biggest Loser” star Jillian Michaels became the latest celebrity to publicly back Mayor de Blasio’s plan to ban the city’s horse-drawn carriage industry when she led a rally outside City Hall this afternoon.

Where are their ethics?

The antique-style electric car that animal rights advocates want to replace Central Park horse carriages is ready to roll - and making its debut at the New York Auto Show this week.

Now that Mayor de Blasio’s in office, animal rights groups are no longer in the doghouse. 

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