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FoA's Carriage-Horse Opposition Efforts in the Media

  • April 22, 2014:  Village Voice article by Anna Merlan.  '"The idea had always been to try to get better regulations for the horses,' explains Edita Birnkrant. She's the New York director for Friends of Animals, a national group that has always been involved in efforts to better regulate the carriage industry. In 2006 the animal-rights groups decided gentle reform just wasn't working.

Alternative to horse-drawn carriages unveiled at NYC Auto Show

by Nicole Rivard

The debate that’s raging over the use of horse-drawn carriages on New York City’s streets—Mayor Bill De Blasio has pledged to ban the industry, an initiative Friends of Animals supports—even created a buzz at the New York Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center on Thursday.

Five Lies Told by NYC's Carriage-Horse Industry


Five Lies Told by NYC's Carriage-Horse Industry 



1. “The horses will have terrible lives or be sent to slaughterhouses if the industry is banned.”

Terrifying Midtown Carriage Horse Accident

Friends of Animals Decries Industry as “hell on earth for horses,” Renews Call for Ban

Utah Carriage-Horse Alert

Open Letter to Salt Lake City Mayor Becker and City Council:

Release Carriage Horses From A Life of Misery

August 28, 2013,


Dear Mayor Becker and City Council,

Friends of Animals, a non-profit advocacy organization founded in 1957, with many thousands of supporters, strongly urges you to ban horse-drawn carriages in Salt Lake City.

The Carriage Horse Debate

The Dark Horse in the New York Mayoral Race

San Antonio Carriage Horses

KSAT TV Aug 01 2013

City Council passes horse carriage, taxi ordinance

Pressing for Ban of Cruel Carriage Horse Trade

San Antonio Activists to Speak Out at August 1st City Council Meeting -- Pressing for Ban of Cruel Carriage Horse Trade 

When: Thursday, August 1st, 8:30 press statements. 9:00 inside Council meeting