NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There are calls to ban carriage horses on New York Metropolis streets after a horse named Chief ran right into a parked automotive final week.
Animal rights activists rallied exterior the stables on the West Aspect Monday calling for laws to get horses off the streets.
“What number of extra bloody crashes, collapses, horse deaths, human accidents should occur?” mentioned Edita Birnkrant, govt director of NYCLASS.
“This horse is healthier cared for right here within the metropolis with the entire laws,” mentioned carriage driver Christina Hansen. “He’s higher cared for right here than he could be within the nation.”
A spokesperson for the carriage horse business says Chief acquired stitches on his nostril and facet and is anticipated to be OK.
She says that is the primary traffic-related carriage horse harm since 2012.