On July 4, 2007 a carriage horse named Bud spooked on Central Park South and ran into traffic crashing into a cab. His back legs were injured and bloody. The cabby went to the hospital and a motorcyclist was hit by the carriage.
This is the second time in one month that a spooked horse was involved in an accident. On June 2, a horse was hit by an SUV in midtown.
When is our Mayor and City Council going to take this issue seriously - when a human dies?
Other major cities like Paris, London, Toronto and Beijing have banned the carriage horse trade from operating in their cities. And many American cities have followed suit. They all recognized that it is dangerous to both horses and humans alike and inhumane.
Carriage horses do not belong in the traffic congestion of NYC. If you feel the same way, contact your council member and the mayor.