The Gothamist, an online publication, recently ran a poll concerning NYC carriage horses. The poll is now closed.
The question posed is listed below followed by the choices and the number of votes cast for each.
A total of 871 votes were cast.
How should the carriage horse industry be transformed?
Only allow horse-drawn carriage rides in Central Park. 10% (87 votes)
Replace horses with antique fuel-efficient electric cars. 31% (267 votes)
Provide the horses with a vacation and safer working conditions. 24% (211 votes)
Eliminate the carriage horse industry all together.
35% (306 votes)
The winner was clearly the option to eliminate the carriage horses industry winning more than 1/3 of the votes cast. However what makes this even more interesting is that when coupled with the option of replacing the horses with electric cars, which got just under 1/3 of the votes - it equals about 66% of the vote.
The people have said it is time to move this city forward and retire the horses.
Is the City Council listening?