Another Carriage Horse Went Down

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NEW YORK - APRIL 15:  A man waits in a horse drawn carriage outside of Central Park on April 15, 2010 in New York, New York. A new law that passed the New York City Council will require carriage horses to have bigger stalls, five weeks of yearly rest time, and blankets to keep them warm in cold temperatures. The law, which is expected to be signed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, will also raise the price of a carriage ride to $50 for the first 20 minutes instead of the current $34 for the first half-hour.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Photo: Spencer Platt/2010 Getty Images

Inconveniently for the oft-criticized Horse and Carriage Association of New York, there was a camera nearby again. Animal rights activists blamed the holiday season and said, "These horses were being worked non-stop, going over and over again, ride after ride without a break," while the association says the horse is healthy and merely "caught its toe in the pavement, which is quite common." Ride on guilt-free, tourists.