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Neglected horses will not be returned to abusive owner

Neglected horses will not be returned to abusive owner

By Nicole Rivard

Lisa Lind-Larsen, the Redding, Conn., woman facing criminal charges for neglecting her two horses Chinook and Cheyenne and who is scheduled to appear in court once again Dec. 2, has lost ownership of the animals…and Friends of Animals couldn’t be more thrilled. 

"Lind-Larsen wants horses returned"- The Redding Pilot

Lind-Larsen Wants Horses Returned
by Kaitlin Bradshaw of The Redding Pilot

Lisa Lind-Larsen, the Redding woman whose two mustang horses were seized from her property in July by the Department of Agriculture, was in court on Thursday, Sept. 4, to regain custody of her horses. However, the judge did not make a ruling at the end of the hearing.

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?

The Only "Gentle Tactic" Would be to Stop These Roundups Altogether


We at Friends of Animals are opposed to all roundups and advocate for the rights of wild horses to be allowed to live free on public lands, where they belong.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A federal agency's proposal to use helicopters to gather hundreds of wild horses in northwestern New Mexico has drawn criticism from animal advocates who are urging the government to use gentler tactics.

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.

New York City Carriage Horse Ban

FoA's Edita Birnkrant & NY State Senator Tony Avella on Mindlight Television

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.

Friends of Animals on HLN's Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell: Legal Action for Wild Horses and Burros

wild horse

Nevada wants to declare wild horses and burros aren't "wildlife" "“ which would deny them precious public water. After an outcry, the ugly proposal's been delayed. What next?

Lee Hall, Friends of Animals' Legal Affairs VP, appeared on HLN with Jane Velez-Mitchell, to challenge the assault on free-roaming horses and burros. See the video coverage.