- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The last horse-drawn carriage company offering tours through downtown Salt Lake City has closed for business.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1wk6bka ) a voicemail greeting for the Carriage for Hire company announced the closing.

The decision to close comes a year after the company was criticized by animal rights activists when one of its horses collapsed downtown while pulling a carriage.

The 13-year-old horse named Jerry was treated for colic and later died.

The Salt Lake City Council later restricted the hours and days horses could work.

Utah business records show the company’s registration with the state expired in May.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com

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