Tuesday, January 1, 2008

A Headline-Making Issue: UK, Australia

Agence France-Presse (AFP) is the latest news agency to distribute this story on its news wires, and the Yorkshire Post (UK) also ran its own report on the movement to ban horse-drawn carriages in New York City. The AFP report chronicles some obvious problems with horse-drawn carriages in New York City, including cramped stables and dangers to the horses forced to work in heavy traffic. Read the AFP story as published Jan. 1, 2008, in The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), and the Yorkshire Post story (Dec. 31, 2007). The issue has made headlines worldwide in recent weeks since the introduction by Councilman Tony Avella of legislation that would ban horse-drawn carriages in the city (Intro 658).

In the news: A family is recovering after being thrown from a horse-drawn carriage that overturned in Pennsylvania. The accident sent five people to hospitals. Read an update

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