New York City Declares Deal On Carriage Horses In Central Park
An agreement to reduce the amount of horse drawn carriages in New York City and transfer stables to an enclosed stable in Central Park has been announced by the de blasio administration.
The deal, announced on Sunday, would narrow the industry from 220 horses currently to 95 horses by 2018, reducing the political strain that mayor Bill de Blasio has experienced since guaranteeing campaign supporters that he would eradicate the industry on the first day of his management. A new stable will be built to home 75 horses at anyone time by October 2018. An additional 20 horses will work on rotation with these horses so that they have time to rest.
The City Council have to approve the deal, which has been described by officials as “an agreement in concept,” with the possibility of a hearing taking place as early as this week, officials say.
The horse carriage corporation is a dominant focus of animal rights activists who backed Mr. de Blasio’s mayoral campaign in 2013, contributing roughly $1 million to defeat his opponent, Christine C. Quinn. These advocates still stay large donors to Mr. de Blasio’s political efforts.
However, New Yorkers mostly disputed Mr. de Blasio’s attempts to end the industry, and some defenders of the mayor said they hoped he would disregard the cause.
Financing for the stable was not mentioned within Sunday night’s announcement, stables which intend to be Central Park’s first for commercial carriage horses.