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Plan to ban New York horse buggies prompts job loss fears

General December 1, 2014

A horse drawn carriage is seen going through Central Park in New YorkBy Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hundreds of New York horse and buggy drivers could be on the road to unemployment if a ban of the historic trade makes its way through the city council, a union representing carriage drivers said on Monday. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio campaigned on a promise to eliminate the carriages, which trace their roots to the days before cars and remain a popular tourist draw, but have attracted increasing criticism from animal-rights advocates in recent years. …

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