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Inside a NYC horse carriage stable

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to the bring about the end of the horse carriage ride around New York City, citing inhumane treatment of the animals. But the people who work in the business driving the carriages and caring for the horses, say the mayor should take a look inside a stable and his opinion might change.

Even Hollywood heavyweight Liam Neeson, who is a supporter of the horse carriages, is imploring the mayor to take a look.

He asked de Blasio to take a tour of a stable during an appearance on the Daily Show last week.

Fox 5 morning program Good Day New York sent reporter Kerry Drew to a stable for a first-hand look.

She spoke with stable caretaker Christina Hansen at the Clinton Park Stables on West 52nd Street in Manhattan who had the same message for de Blasio: see for yourself.

“These are some of the most regulated and well cared for horses in the world. We are overseen by five city agencies.  Every veterinarian or horse person that we have had in our stable has remarked on how happy and healthy and relaxed are horses are,” said Hansen about the 78 horses at the Clinton Park Stables.

Banning the horses would put the drivers out of work.

De Blasio has said he would meet with carriage drivers but that wouldn’t change his opinion.

“Why not come and learn from the experts,” said Hansen.

It's not clear what would happen to the horses if the city were successful in banning the horse carriages.

“We don’t know. There’s not legislation yet. The legislation might dictate what we can and can't do with our horses but we don’t want to get to that point,” said Hansen.

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