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Chicago officials uplift carriage horses

February 8, 2009

Six carriage horses have been removed from the premises of a horse-drawn carriage operator in Chicago, US media has reported.

The six horses were said to be in "questionable" condition and were being housed outdoors in a tent. Chicago has been blanketed in snow in recent days, with daytime temperatures often around zero degrees celsius.

The Chicago Tribune reported that the operator, JC Cutters, had been denied a license to operate in 2009, citing unsafe stables and using unlicensed drivers to drive the horse-drawn carriages. The company has appealed but on Friday a veterinarian from Chicago Animal Care and Control and city inspectors visited the premises, and felt they had cause to remove the horses.



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