Created: 10/25/2013 2:24 AM WHEC.com
Horse-drawn carriage rides through the streets of New York could be clip-clopping to a halt.
Animal activists who have long argued that horses have no place in the traffic of the nation's biggest city now have the backing of both leading candidates for mayor.
The frontrunner heading into the Nov. 5 election, Democrat Bill de Blasio, supports a plan to replace the horses with old-timey electric cars to take tourists on jaunts around Central Park.
Top-hatted horse drivers say people come for the clip-clop of a horse's hooves - not a car.
Ending the city's 155-year-old horse-drawn carriage industry has emerged as an unlikely issue in the mayoral campaign, and one of the few points of agreement in an otherwise bitter race between de Blasio and Republican Joe Lhota.