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Mumbai court bans horse-drawn 'Victoria carriages'

A court in India has ruled that Mumbai's famous horse-drawn carriages, popularly known as "Victorias", are "illegal" and must go off the city streets in a year.

"Using horse-driven carriages only for joyrides solely for human pleasure is an avoidable activity," the order said.

The court agreed with animal rights groups that the practice was cruel.

Yogita Limaye reports.

  • 09 Jun 2015
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