New York Carriage Horses Get Raises, 5-Week Vacations

Horses now entitled to vacation
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2010 11:27 AM CDT
A horse-drawn carriage roll through New York's Central Park in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

(Newser) – New York’s city council took a stand yesterday for some of the city’s most put-upon, working-class schlubs: the horses who schlep carriages through Central Park. From now on, those unfortunate beasts are entitled to five weeks of vacation outside the city every year, the New York Post reports. Their drivers got a little something, too; they can now charge $50 for the first 20 minutes of the ride, up from the previous $34 for 30 minutes.

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