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Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico Bans Horse-Drawn Carriages

April 20, 2015

The Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico has signed an executive order banning horse-drawn carriages, effective April 20th. The ban comes four days after a horse collapsed on the street. In statement, Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz Soto said she made the decision based on "exploitation" and the "mistreatment to which they are exposed every day."

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