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Horse Advocates Seek Carriage Ban

For Immediate Release
Contact: Edita Birnkrant, Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages
Tel: 917. 940.2725

Calling for Decency and Public Safety, Horse Advocates Seek Carriage Ban

NEW YORK, NY - A coalition including Friends of Animals and others striving to ban horse-drawn carriages once again urges Mayor Bloomberg and the New York City Council to pass legislation that would end the dangerous carriage horse industry in New York City.

New Anti-Slaughter Amendment: What Does It Mean for Horses?

By Laurel Lundstrom

UPDATE (February 07, 2006):

Despite a measure passed by Congress late last year (see below) to prohibit taxpayer money from funding the federal inspection of live horses for slaughter, the practice of slaughtering horses for human consumption will continue unabated in the United States.

One Step at a Time: Defending Horses and Burros Living on Public Lands

The U.S. Senate passed an amendment on Tuesday, voting 68-29 to prohibit the use of federal funds to kill horses for food exports. **Many thanks to our concerned visitors and members who insisted that the senators take this action.**

Friends of Animals will continue to keep the pressure on, mindful that slaughter is not the only danger that wild horses and burros face in their rugged western territory. As long as ranchers continue to usurp land for animal agribusiness, mustangs, burros, and other free-living animals need tireless support, and we plan to provide it.

Free-Living Horses - - They Are Real, Not Relics

They have been called symbols. They have been called icons. If they die, some, say, it wipes out a bit of U.S. history. But the free-living horses struggling to survive in undeveloped pockets across the United States are not icons, any more than you or I are. They are flesh and blood, with parents, with children, with mates. And their lives, freedom, and futures are constantly at risk.

Mass Removal of Wild Horses

Darien, Conn. -- Despite a brief, six-week moratorium on wild horse and burro roundups following the death of 41 wild horses at a slaughterhouse in Illinois, on 1 June 2005 the government resumed capturing and removing these animals from public land.

While the government continues to appease ranchers by confiscating horses and burros to make room for an ever-burgeoning cattle industry, Friends of Animals calls for the end of the roundups that strip horses and burros of their ability to live unmolested on public land.

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Horse Advocates Demand an End to Capture and Slaughter

Darien, Connecticut — In the past two weeks, 41 wild horses have been slaughtered under a new law that makes it easier to round up older horses and kill them.

Menopause drug reality - 14 million U.S. women ingest animal waste

Washington, District of Columbia—Friends of Animals (FoA) wants the millions of menopausal women now questioning the safety of hormone replacement therapy to know something else about the HRT drugs they are taking: they are likely made from animal waste.

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