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April 22, 2014 > Vegas Council clears way for horse-drawn carriages

Vegas Council clears way for horse-drawn carriages

By AP Wire Service

LAS VEGAS (AP), The Las Vegas City Council has cleared the way for horse-drawn carriages to return to some parts of the city for the first time in nearly 30 years.

The city banned the carriages in 1985 after a spooked horse ran out of control on Las Vegas Boulevard.

The prohibition later was rescinded and the council approved a series of routes Wednesday proposed by two carriage operators seeking business licenses to resume the rides.

KLAS-TV reports ( Nevada Voters for Animals President Gina Greisen told the council the practice is both ``dangerous and inhumane.''

But Marybeth Jalepes of the MB Horse & Carriage Company says there's no reason they can't be made safe if regulated correctly.

The carriages still will be banned on Fremont Street, Las Vegas Boulevard and Maryland Parkway.


Information from: KLAS-TV,

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