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Deal saves horse-drawn carriages but sets limits for rides

By Agence France-Presse in New York | China Daily | Updated: 2016-01-23 06:57

New York reached a deal late Sunday that will almost halve the number of horses licensed to perform carriage rides in Central Park after the mayor called them inhumane to animals.

The agreement, which will keep the industry alive, comes after Mayor Bill de Blasio promised two years ago to abolish the rides popular with tourists, loved-up couples and immortalized in movies.

The deal, which will start to come into effect from June 1 and take three years to be fully implemented, will reduce from 180 to 110 the number of licensed horses by December 1, the city council said.

Deal saves horse-drawn carriages but sets limits for rides

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