Sioux chief wants horse carriages to remain in NYC

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The spiritual leader of the Great Sioux Nation wants horse and buggy rides to remain a New York City fixture.

Chief Arvol Looking Horse toured the Clinton Park stables and visited the carriage horses. Incoming mayor Bill De-blasio supports ending the horse and carriage rides, but the chief says that would be a mistake.

Some critics, including animal rights activists say house drawn carriage rides are inhumane. But supporters say the animals are treated well and that there is no evidence of abuse.

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  1. Stephanie ZBennett
    November 19, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    The Chiefs visit was a very uplifting experience. I hope after seeing this more people will begin to educate themselves further on this important issue. The NYC Carriage Horses are some of the best kept , loved and respected horses around. They are so important to so many people on so many levels. We need to continue facilitating Agricultural Awareness and Exposure to our youth and adults alike. It is the back bone of our lives. Support our Urban Horses and Ponies!

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