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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


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


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.

Give Horses a Valentine: Freedom From Carriages!

February 14th Protest

Have a heart for the horses, and please join Friends of Animals and the Coalition to Ban-Horse Drawn Carriages on Valentine's Day, Sunday, February 14th for a very important day of action and protest for New York City's exploited carriage horses.

Valentine's Day is one of the busiest of the year for the horse-drawn carriage industry. So we're taking to the streets, gathering to inform the public that taking a carriage ride on Valentine's Day means making a date with domination of someone who can't leave the relationship.

Boycott Macy's Until They End Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

For information and interviews, contact Brandon Gittelman, Director of Media Relations, Friends of Animals, Pennsylvania Chapter: 917-328-9873; E-Mail

Stop the Use of Horse-Drawn Vehicles

HORSES WITHOUT CARRIAGES INTERNATIONAL is an international coalition of organizations in cities all over the world with a common goal -- to free carriage horses from bondage and ban the unjust and unsafe horse-drawn carriage trade.

June 6, 2009 is our second International Day of Protest.

New York City Horse Allies Take Historic Stand

New York "“ On December 6th, New York City Councilmember Tony Avella joined animal-rights activists for a cold Saturday press conference to call for a ban on horse-drawn carriages.

Brooklyn Accident Demonstrates the Need for a Citywide Ban on Horse-Drawn Carriages

Press Release from Council MemberTony Avella

For more information please call Tony Avella: 718-747-2137

Today, Council Member Tony Avella highlighted once again the need for a ban on the operation of horse-drawn carriages in New York City (Intro. #658) in light of yet another horse-drawn carriage accident. The latest mishap occurred in Brooklyn this past weekend when two horses pulling a wedding buggy became startled and proceeded to run wildly through the street, propelling the driver onto the windshield of a parked vehicle, stopping only after hitting a traffic pole.

Horse-and-Carriage Cruelty

The New York Times
Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:

In "Battling to Retain a Touch of the 19th Century" (Public Lives, April 4), you write of "healthy, happy, citified carriage horses," yet the A.S.P.C.A., the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which you call "the agency that polices the horse-and-carriage industry," now seeks to ban the industry from New York City.