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Carriage Horse Accident Injures Three Near Central Park

DNAinfo.com 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Should the level of care keep an outdated practice alive?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.

By EMILY B. HAGER

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

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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

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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

 Freedom

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.)

New York City Carriage Horse Rescued from Slaughter

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30th, 2010

MEDIA CONTACTS: Elizabeth Forel, President, Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages; Mobile: 917.628.9121; E-mail

Edita Birnkrant, NY Director, Friends of Animals; Mobile: 917.940.2725; E-mail

Susan Wagner, President, Equine Advocates; Mobile: 917.757.6838; E-mail

Exploitation is Not Romantic!

February 14th Demonstration against Horse-Drawn Carriages in Philadelphia

Please join the Pennsylvania Chapter of Friends of Animals in demonstrating against the oppressive horse-drawn carriage industry in Philadelphia this Valentines Day, Sunday, February 14th.

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