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Extinction of Horse and buggy in NYC

A horse carriage driver rides with customers next to central park in New York.

Extinction of NYC's Horse and Buggy

The Central Park horse and buggy ride, for decades an iconic New York experience along with a Broadway show or a visit to the Empire State Building, is facing extinction.

Animal rights groups that had long argued horses do not belong in a congested, urban environment like midtown Manhattan suddenly find themselves with the upper hand.

Reporting by Edith Honan, REUTERS.