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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. 

FoA's Carriage-Horse Opposition Efforts in the Media

  • May 2, 2014: "Horse-Drawn Carriage Protesters Allege Horse Was Mistreated" on NY News1--"And we want to know, where is Caesar?" said Edina Birnkrant of Friends of Animals. "This 22-year-old horse in ill health that he lied and worked when he shouldn't have been working, and now he's disappeared."

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