Irish horse and carriage owners vow to fight Central Park horse's ban


“We treat our horses with the utmost care and respect,” said Moran. “Why would we do otherwise? We couldn’t do otherwise, given the amount of regulations that the city has.”

Should the new mayor move against the horse and carriage industry next year, Moran says the drivers will fight back.

“Oh definitely, no way are we going to be quiet,” he says, adding that animal rights activists have wrongly hijacked their industry.

“Most people support our industry and our horses. The activists have it all wrong. We don’t have the money behind us that they have, but we’re not just going to take this lying down.”