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"Protesters Decry Models on Horse Carriages"

FoA, NYCLASS and other activists participated in a successful protest Wednesday night against cruel designer, Vincent de Souza’s pathetic attempt to make an abusive, corrupt industry seem glamorous. Despite attempts by the carriage-horse drivers and event organizers to keep protesters away by delaying the show, activists remained determined and were able to follow the procession of models in horse-carriages throughout the park.

Why Should You Support a Ban on Horse-Drawn Carriages?

Mayor Bill De Blasio has pledged to ban the dangerous, cruel horse-drawn carriage industry in New York City. Friends of Animals is pressing New York City Council members to support and pass a bill that would get the long-suffering horses off the streets and into waiting sanctuaries.  Why?


1. It Is an Exploitative Industry

Trial of Carriage-Horse Abuser Postponed

Trial of Carriage-Horse Abuser Postponed

Friends of Animals' Campaigns Director Edita Birnkrant was at the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse today for the court hearing of Saverio Colarusso, the carriage horse driver charged with animal cruelty in December of 2013 after allegedly forcing a horse named Blondie to work despite a painful leg infection.

Freedom for NYC's Carriage Horses

Demand City Council Ban Cruel Carriage Horse Industry

Mayor de Blasio Says He’ll Fulfill Horse Carriage Promise

Bill de Blasio Says He’ll Fulfill Horse Carriage and Living Wage Promises

From the New York Observer. By Jillian Jorgensen | 07/08/14 2:40pm

"When it comes to his promises to ban horse carriages and expand the city’s living wage law, Mayor Bill de Blasio says he’s working on it.

Ban NYC's Carriage Horse Industry Now

Does a person or horse have to be killed before Mayor Bill De Blasio and City Council members pass legislation to ban horse-drawn carriages in NYC?

Councilman Rodriguez: ‘Being progressive in NYC means protecting our horses’

By Nicole Rivard

“Stuff happens,” said Christina Hansen, a NYC carriage driver, describing an accident that happened April 24 that left Spartacus, a NYC carriage horse for eight years, lying in the road across from the Plaza Hotel.