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Horse Carriages

Alternative to horse-drawn carriages unveiled at NYC Auto Show

by Nicole Rivard

The debate that’s raging over the use of horse-drawn carriages on New York City’s streets—Mayor Bill De Blasio has pledged to ban the industry, an initiative Friends of Animals supports—even created a buzz at the New York Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center on Thursday.

Five Lies Told by NYC's Carriage-Horse Industry


Five Lies Told by NYC's Carriage-Horse Industry 



1. “The horses will have terrible lives or be sent to slaughterhouses if the industry is banned.”

Terrifying Midtown Carriage Horse Accident

Friends of Animals Decries Industry as “hell on earth for horses,” Renews Call for Ban

Utah Carriage-Horse Alert

Open Letter to Salt Lake City Mayor Becker and City Council:

Release Carriage Horses From A Life of Misery

August 28, 2013,


Dear Mayor Becker and City Council,

Friends of Animals, a non-profit advocacy organization founded in 1957, with many thousands of supporters, strongly urges you to ban horse-drawn carriages in Salt Lake City.

The Carriage Horse Debate

The Dark Horse in the New York Mayoral Race

San Antonio Carriage Horses

KSAT TV Aug 01 2013

City Council passes horse carriage, taxi ordinance

Pressing for Ban of Cruel Carriage Horse Trade

San Antonio Activists to Speak Out at August 1st City Council Meeting -- Pressing for Ban of Cruel Carriage Horse Trade 

When: Thursday, August 1st, 8:30 press statements. 9:00 inside Council meeting

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?