TELLURIDE, Colo. (CBS4) – The debate over horse-drawn carriages in Telluride takes center stage at a Town Council meeting Tuesday.

Officials held a public hearing on allowing the carriages led by horses within the town. Town officials tell CBS4 the ordinance was passed unanimously with one council member absent.

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The Telluride Wranglers and the Telluride Historical Museum came up with the proposal to offer horse-drawn carriage tours in April, according to the Telluride Daily Planet.

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The idea has been met with outrage from some residents and animal advocates.

PETA, also known as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, launched a campaign against the proposal with numerous letters being sent to town officials urging them to reject the proposal.

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Supporters of the proposal say the tours have been popular and safe in Durango, and they want to restore a sense of history to the town.