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An End to Horse Breeding?

April 15, 2013

As published in the NY Times

An End to Horse Breeding?

To the Editor:

Commendably, "A New Destination for Status-Symbol Horses in Spain: The Abattoir" (Chapineri­a Journal, April 11) makes the case for an end to horse breeding, which creates a path to the slaughterhouse. Why, after all, should human beings assign other animals worth or worthlessness?

2013 New York State Lobby Day for Animals

Tuesday, May 7- Roundtrip Bus Reserved

Ban Shooting Contests -- Prohibit Devocalization -- Prohibit Horse-Drawn Carriages in NYC

New York residents are invited to join Friends of Animals and League of Humane Voters on May 7th for NY State Lobby Day in Albany as we meet with NY Senators and Assembly Members in the Capitol to educate and urge passage of three critically important animal protection bills currently pending in the New York State Legislature.

Carriage Horse Accident Injures Three Near Central Park New York

August 16, 2012 | By Nikhita Venugopal, Aidan Gardiner, Leslie Albrecht

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UPPER WEST SIDE - A spooked carriage horse suffered minor injuries after colliding with a car near Central Park on Thursday afternoon, police and fire officials said.

Friends of Animals Defending Horses in Canada

Should the level of care keep an outdated practice alive? Or should city tourism industries get over the idea that animals should be hired out for entertainment?

`Kind or not, Friends of Animals say the industry needs to be history.` - Stephanie Sherlock, CTV News, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Watch the video here.

Mayor Bloomberg Challenged to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages

After Bloody Columbus Circle Carriage-Horse Smashup

For Immediate Release
June 8, 2012
Contact: Edita Birnkrant, NY Director, Friends of Animals
917.940.2725; EMAIL

Lobby Day in Albany for NYC Horse-Drawn Carriage Bill

Lobby Day in Albany for NYC Horse-Drawn Carriage Bill

group of advocates

Friends of Animals was a sponsor of the Lobby Day in Albany on May 1st , 2012 for the bill that would ban horse-drawn carriages in New York City. 50 advocates attended and took a chartered bus at 8am to the Capitol in Albany from New York City.

Push to Ban New York Carriage Horses Gains Steam

The New York Times

Animal rights advocates are gaining support for legislation to ban horse-drawn carriages.


American Girl Place Responds to Friends of Animals' Campaign, Cancels New York City Horse Carriage Rides

horse carriage

New York, NY - The popular American Girl Place retail chain has cancelled the horse-drawn carriage rides originally planned through summer after Friends of Animals worked with local activists and social media to halt the rides.

Last week, the store advertised package events for $75 that included a carriage ride from its Fifth Avenue entrance.

State Senator Introduces S5013 to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages in New York City

Historic Senate Bill Lauded by Friends of Animals

horse carriage

For Immediate Release
Contact: Edita Birnkrant, NY Director, Friends of Animals, Cell: 917.940.2725; Office: 212.247.8120 Email

Help Give a Carriage Horse a Valentine: Freedom

By Edita Birnkrant and Dustin Garrett Rhodes


Friends of Animals, the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages, Heart for Animals and New York City activists are holding a demonstration and outreach effort to implore the public to boycott the abusive, dangerous and decidedly unromantic horse-drawn carriage industry on Valentine's Day, February 14th, at 5:30pm. (Central Park South & Fifth Avenue, at the northwest corner of 59th Street.)