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Chicago's horse-drawn carriages to end next year

Chicago's horse-drawn carriages to end next year
Posted at 2:21 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 14:21:24-04

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago City Council voted Friday to end horse-drawn carriage rides in the city after Dec. 31.

Alderman Brendan Reilly, whose ward includes the city’s central business district, said he has tried to persuade carriage operators to “treat their animals in a humane way.”

When the violations continued, Reilly said he had no choice but to push to banish them from city streets.

With the vote, Chicago joins cities such as Salt Lake City and Camden, New Jersey, that have banned horse-drawn carriages.