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September 11, 2019 - Whyy

Hold your horses: Can old-timey ‘e-carriages’ replace Old City buggies?

Hold your horses: Can old-timey ‘e-carriages’ replace Old City buggies?
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The animal rights activist and leader of the group Carriage Horse Freedom has an idea she thinks could help the tourism industry shift away from horse-powered buggy rides, a popular draw in the visitor-packed streets of Philadelphia’s oldest neighborhoods.

“You can combine the nostalgic feel of an 18th-century carriage, because they look just like them, but they are battery operated,” said White. “So there’s no horse, and there’s no suffering involved.”

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