New York City Carriage Horse Ban
FoA’s Edita Birnkrant & NY State Senator Tony Avella on Mindlight Television
Midlight Television, broadcast on Time Warner Cable throughout New York City, and the tri-state area filmed a show in February, 2012 about the campaign to ban New York City’s horse-drawn carriage industry. Edita Birnkrant, NY Director of Friends of Animals, and NY State Senator Tony Avella were the featured guests on the hour long show, interviewed by Mindlight TV host Anna Vitale. View the show here.
The history and ongoing efforts of Friends of Animals’ campaign and partnership with Senator Tony Avella in helping draft, promote and pass the state ban legislation are covered in the show, along with footage and information about the NYC carriage horse we helped rescue from the slaughter auctions, what viewers can do to help get the ban passed in the Senate and Assembly, and many details on the exploitation inherent in the horse-drawn carriage industry are discussed, as well as details on horse slaughter and how it is connected to the industry.
Live phone calls from viewers are taken during the show and answered by Edita and Tony. This informative show educate viewers about the reality of what life is for a horse forced to pull a carriage in an urban environment, and gives an educational background on the history of activism led by Friends of Animals that has culminated in the New York state legislation currently pending in the NY Senate and Assembly that would finally achieve freedom for the 220 horses exploited daily by the horse-drawn carriage industry, and which would mandate their placement in true sanctuaries once the industry is banned. Viewers are given information and details on how they can help the horses now, get involved and join Friends of Animals at the Lobby Day of Action in Albany on May 1st.
**The show will be broadcast throughout March and beyond on Time Warner Cable, airing in two parts. Channels & Dates for March 2012 broadcast are as follows:
New York City: Channel 67 — 9:30pm: Part 1: March 13, Part 2: March 20th
Woodbury, Long Island: Channel 115 — Wednesdays at 10:30pm: Part 1: February 29, Part 2: March 7, Part 1: March 14, Part 2: March 21
Great Neck, Long Island: Channel 20 — Tuesdays at 9:30pm & Fridays at 10:30pm: Part 1: March 6, Part 2: March 9, March 13, March 16, March 20, March 23
Yonkers, NY: Channel 18 — Sundays at 11:30pm: Part 1, February 3, Part 2, March 3; March 18, March 25
QPTV, Queens NY — Wednesdays at 5:30 & Fridays at 10:30: Channel 35 Part 1: March 2, March 7, Part 2: March 9, March 14
Hauppauge, Long Island, Channel 20 — Tuesdays at 3:30pm: Part 1: March 13, Part 2: March 20
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