New York, NY - Councilmember Vincent Gentile became the 14th Councilmember to sign onto Intro 86 in the ongoing effort to humanely retire New York City's carriage horses to sanctuaries.
New York, NY - Councilmember Vincent Gentile became the 14th Councilmember to sign onto Intro 86 in the ongoing effort to humanely retire New York City's carriage horses to sanctuaries. Once passed, the legislation would work to replace horse-drawn carriages with 21st century "horseless" carriages - electrically powered vintage-replica cars. The proposed program for these cars will provide New York City with the ability to expand the tourist attraction in a humane capacity, as well as draw in new revenue. Authentically styled and constructed to replicate turn of the century cars, the cars will be made to propel solely by electric power with lithium-Ion batteries, providing cutting edge, clean energy.
Upon becoming a co-sponsor, Councilmember Gentile stated, "Intro. 86 improves upon the carriage horse industry with a forward-thinking alternative. This proactive legislation would preserve existing jobs while creating new jobs and generating more tourism revenue for the city. Whether or not you are an animal lover - Intro. 86 makes sense."
The other 13 Councilmembers include Melissa Mark-Viverito (Prime sponsor), Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Fernando Cabrera, Daniel Dromm, Julissa Ferreras, Daniel Garodnick, Sara M. Gonzalez, Letitia James, Jessica Lappin, Rosie Mendez and Ydanis A. Rodriguez. The most recent co-sponsors are Anabel Palma and James Vacca, adding their signatures in September.
New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets is a 501(c)4 non-profit animal welfare and advocacy organization committed to improving the quality of life for residents and animals of the City of New York.