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Charleston C.A.R.E.S recently conducted a poll with the citizens of Charleston regarding the local horse carriage industry downtown. The results? Exactly what they should be: overwhelming support for the carriage industry!
According to the results, the majority of Charlestonians, 65 percent to be exact, support the carriage rides and 67 percent oppose efforts to ban these rides downtown.
When it comes to the care given to the horses, 85 percent rated the care either as excellent, good or OK as opposed to the mere 8 percent who rated the care as poor or cruel.
And when asked what the biggest issue facing downtown Charleston was, only ONE PERCENT responded that it is the horse-drawn carriage industry.
In fact, 52 percent responded that they would be less likely to support a city council member who was for a ban on horse carriage rides in Charleston, opposed to only 18 percent who would be more likely to support a city council member who advocated for a ban.
A much larger 71 percent think that the City Council should spend more time fighting the new development of hotels downtown as opposed to spending further time regulating the horse carriage industry.
To check out the full results of the poll, click here.