New York Mayor de Blasio named PETA’s Person of the Year

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio attends a news conference to announce a tentative contract agreement with the Uniformed Superior Officers Coalition at City Hall in New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Mayor Bill de Blasio was named 2014 Person of the Year by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for opposing horse-drawn carriages in Manhattan and advocating other animal-friendly causes, the group said on Thursday. De Blasio, a liberal who took office less than a year ago, campaigned partly on the promise to push for a ban on horse-drawn buggy rides in Central Park, a cause that has won him the support of PETA and other animal rights groups. “I’m humbled to receive this support from PETA," de Blasio said in a statement. …

December 18, 2014 11:02 pm

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