FoA, NYCLASS and other activists participated in a successful protest Wednesday night against cruel designer, Vincent de Souza’s pathetic attempt to make an abusive, corrupt industry seem glamorous. Despite attempts by the carriage-horse drivers and event organizers to keep protesters away by delaying the show, activists remained determined and were able to follow the procession of models in horse-carriages throughout the park. This resulted in virtually all the media coverage of this carriage horse “runway show” has been focused on our message of freeing the horses from this abusive industry and moving them to permanent sanctuaries. Check out some of the stories below as well as video coverage of the event and protest from FOXNY.
Protestors rally against use of horse carriages in Vincent de Souza’s New York Fashion Week show
Animal Rights Activists Protest Fashion Week Kickoff Featuring Horse-Drawn Carriages