Chicago City Council Considers Banning Horse-Drawn Carriages

posted by Lance Houston - 

Those iconic-looking carriages along Michigan Avenue could soon be a thing of the past. A City Council committee will are currently considering an ordinance that would end horse-drawn carriages in Chicago. 

The licenses for horse-drawn carriages are renewed each November, so if the ordinance gets passed this October could be the final month for the carriages.

Sponsors of the measure include: Aldermen Raymond Lopez, 15th; Brendan Reilly, 42nd; Anthony Napolitano, 41st; and Brian Hopkins, 2nd. 

Proponents of the ordinance say the horses could cause injuries to humans, and many animal rights advocates have been fighting to get the horses off the street for years. Aldermen also cite traffic concerns on Michigan avenue. 

Read more details from the Chicago Tribune here.


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