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.

We’ll be handing out handmade Valentines to potential carriage customers where carriages line up waiting for customers. We’ll urge people to take a pedicab ride instead, and to honor the day dedicated to love by having empathy and respect for all beings.

Until the horse-drawn carriage industry ends forever in New York City, we are committed to being a persistent presence voicing our opposition and standing in solidarity with the horses-for all to see. Please join us in this important educational work.

Valentine-themed posters will be provided to all who join.

WHEN: February 14, 2010 — from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
WHERE: 5th Avenue and Central Park South – north/west corner (near “hack line” – customer meeting spot) near 59th Street.

To RSVP or if you have any additional questions, please contact Edita Birnkrant by Email or phone 212.247.8120