CHICAGO (CBS) — A powerful Alderman is proposing to outlaw Horse-Drawn carriage rides in the City of Chicago, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Finance Committee Chairman Edward Burke says horse-drawn carriage rides have outlived their usefulness in Chicago and the city should simple ban them. He notes New York City’s new Mayor Bill de Blasio is talking about a similar step.
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“Because they’re a nuisance, they are a traffic hazard, it’s cruel to the animals and we should be able to beat New York City to the punch,” said Burke.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first response to the possible ban was half-joking,.
“I consider that part about the modernization of our transportation system,” said Emanuel.
But seriously, he says, at first blush he generally supports a ban.
Right now those horses are confined to…
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