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Wild Horses and Burros can have their water -- and drink it too

"One thing we don't have are a lot of the facts." - Senate Committee Chairman Mark Manendo

By Catherine Burt
Friends of Animals

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UPDATE: May, 23 2011

Responding to a firestorm of public outrage against Nevada bill AB 329, which sought to deny water rights for wild horses and burros, the Senate Natural Resources Committee chose not to take action on the bill without further study.

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

Tell Nevada: Wild horses ARE wildlife "“ let them have water!

Oppose AB 329

A bill that has reached the Nevada State Senate seeks to re-define the word "wildlife," stripping protections for wild horses and burros, and eliminating any mandate that allows them... water.

Merriam-Webster defines wildlife as follows: living things and especially mammals, birds, and fishes that are neither human nor domesticated.

But Nevada lawmakers have introduced AB 329, which seeks to exclude wild horses and burros from that definition in the context of water resources:

Ex-Racehorses Starve as Charity Fails in Mission to Care for Them

The New York Times

March 17, 2011

By JOE DRAPE

One of the largest private organizations in the world dedicated to caring for former racehorses has been so slow or delinquent in paying for the upkeep of the more than 1,000 horses under its care that scores have wound up starved and neglected, some fatally, according to interviews and inspection reports.

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.)

Reclaiming Western Lands From Cattle Barons

By Priscilla Feral, President | Summer Act'ionLine 2010

What if you had the chance to reclaim 300 million acres of Western lands in the U.S. for all people, plants and animals?

We have that chance. The government -- our government -- could protect wide-open spaces, habitat for free-living horses, wolves, grizzly bears, elk, pronghorn antelopes, eagles, prairie dogs, coyotes and other animals.

So far, that hasn't exactly been a trend. When they don't seem useful to us, animals are resented. Stalked. Rounded up. Killed or otherwise displaced.

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

March for Mustangs Rally

Friends of Animals hosted the March for Mustangs to protest the Bureau of Land Managements round up of wild horses and burros on public lands.

A press conference and rally took place on Thursday, 25 March at 1 pm in Lafayette Square Park, followed by a march to the Department of the Interior building (17th and C Streets, N.W.), where FoA President Priscilla Feral personally delivered an open letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar urging him to end the round up and confinement of these animals.

March for Mustangs Presentation

Priscilla Feral
Priscilla Feral

Lafayette Park - 25th March 2010

Good afternoon!

I want to welcome everyone to March for Mustangs!

It is so important that you could join us today. My name is Priscilla Feral. I am the President of Friends of Animals, an international advocacy group founded in 1957. Our goal is to free animals from cruelty and exploitation in the United States and internationally.

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