Avella: Anti-Carriage, Anti-Knacker

Queens Councilman and “longshot" mayoral candidate Tony Avella went on The Brian Lehrer show to defend the bill he will put to the City Council tomorrow, proposing a ban on horse-drawn carriages in New York City.

When a caller pointed out that if the ban went into affect the horses would be sent to slaughter houses, Avella conceded the point, and answered, “Although my bill doesn’t have it in now, we are working with a number of animal rights groups to make sure…the horses go to farms.”

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