Vintage electric car that aims to replace horse carriages to make its debut

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.

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Animal-rights advocates who helped elect Mayor are unleashing their clout at City Hall

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

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The DoDo: Mayor DeBlasio: NYC's Cruel Horse Carriage Industry Will End This Year

After promising to end the city’s controversial horse carriage industry during his electoral race, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that the horses will be retired this year, providing a welcome timeline and a clear victory for animal advocates who’ve worked on the issue for years.

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NYCLASS trip draws animal activists to Albany

Animal-rights activists took a NYCLASS trip to Albany Wednesday, marking the rollout of an effort by the group -- best known for fighting the city's horse-carriage industry -- to increase the size of its political footprint.

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The Villager: Ban the horse carriages; Keep the CitiBikes

Editorial: It’s time to ban horse-drawn carriages in New York City.

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So many celebrities!

What do P!nk, Kathy Najimy, Peter Dinklage, Wendy Williams, Alicia Silverstone, Dave Navarro, Lea Michele, and Pamela Anderson have in common?

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Tell City Council

The carriage horse industry is making one final last ditch effort to keep their inhumane industry by spreading desperate lies to the media. It won't work, but only if we band together once again and let NYC City Council know how LOUD and STRONG our humane voter hoof power is!

Go here to send a letter to your City Council member RIGHT NOW >>

We know how abusive the carriage industry has been, and that's why we cannot stop pushing the City Council now. We cannot afford to sit on the sidelines now -- we're so close to winning this.

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NY Daily News: Free the elephant? Yes


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2014, 4:35 AM

The arrival this week of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at Barclays Center has prompted a renewed push by animal welfare advocates for the city to ban wild or exotic animals like elephants and lions in public entertainments.

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NY Daily News: Rights group pushes to ban animals from circus


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014, 9:03 PM

The circus is coming to town — and some advocates want it to be for the last time.

NYCLASS, the animal rights group that’s been the key player in pushing for a ban on Central Park horse carriages, says it also wants the city to bar the use of animals in circuses — one item on an expanded agenda it plans to pursue this year.

“This is another example of the type of cruelty that has no place in New York City,” said Allie Feldman, the group’s executive director.

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NY Daily News: Nislick becomes advocate for more animal rights issues


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2014, 12:03 AM

The man who spearheaded the drive to ban horse-drawn carriages is a polarizing figure — lionized by animal rights activists and damned by carriage drivers as Public Enemy Number One.

Steve Nislick, a 70-year-old parking garage magnate who loves horses, is an unlikely activist. But his organization, New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets (NYCLASS), is now a political player and is branching out to advocate on issues ranging from installing sprinklers in pet stores to banning foie gras.

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