Horse Play

by John J. Miller

In the future, after the Left finally persuades the EPA to ban cars, we will all ride to work in horse-drawn carriages. Or maybe not–at least not in New York City, where one segment of the Left missed the memo on creating green jobs by outlawing the automobile:

A ride through Central Park in a horse-drawn carriage is one of New York City’s most storied attractions, the rhythmic clip-clop offering a respite from the hustle of everyday life.

But now this old-fashioned industry is facing unprecedented turmoil.

After campaigning for decades, animal rights advocates are gaining support for legislation that would ban the hansom cabs, including endorsements from mayoral candidates and celebrities. …

[A]nimal rights campaigners … say carriage horses work under cruel conditions: nine-hour shifts, wading through Manhattan traffic, in almost any weather, with no space to frolic in a pasture.

Discuss amongst yourselves. I’ll be frolicking.