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Friends of Animals Defending Horses in Canada

Should the level of care keep an outdated practice alive? Or should city tourism industries get over the idea that animals should be hired out for entertainment?

`Kind or not, Friends of Animals say the industry needs to be history.` - Stephanie Sherlock, CTV News, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Mayor Bloomberg Challenged to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages

After Bloody Columbus Circle Carriage-Horse Smashup

For Immediate Release
June 8, 2012
Contact: Edita Birnkrant, NY Director, Friends of Animals
917.940.2725; EMAIL

Lobby Day in Albany for NYC Horse-Drawn Carriage Bill

Lobby Day in Albany for NYC Horse-Drawn Carriage Bill

group of advocates

Friends of Animals was a sponsor of the Lobby Day in Albany on May 1st , 2012 for the bill that would ban horse-drawn carriages in New York City. 50 advocates attended and took a chartered bus at 8am to the Capitol in Albany from New York City.

Push to Ban New York Carriage Horses Gains Steam

The New York Times

Animal rights advocates are gaining support for legislation to ban horse-drawn carriages.


State Senator Introduces S5013 to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages in New York City

Historic Senate Bill Lauded by Friends of Animals

horse carriage

For Immediate Release
Contact: Edita Birnkrant, NY Director, Friends of Animals, Cell: 917.940.2725; Office: 212.247.8120 Email

Help Give a Carriage Horse a Valentine: Freedom

By Edita Birnkrant and Dustin Garrett Rhodes


Friends of Animals, the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages, Heart for Animals and New York City activists are holding a demonstration and outreach effort to implore the public to boycott the abusive, dangerous and decidedly unromantic horse-drawn carriage industry on Valentine's Day, February 14th, at 5:30pm. (Central Park South & Fifth Avenue, at the northwest corner of 59th Street.)

New York City Carriage Horse Rescued from Slaughter

Press Release


MEDIA CONTACTS: Elizabeth Forel, President, Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages; Mobile: 917.628.9121; E-mail

Edita Birnkrant, NY Director, Friends of Animals; Mobile: 917.940.2725; E-mail

Susan Wagner, President, Equine Advocates; Mobile: 917.757.6838; E-mail

Exploitation is Not Romantic!

February 14th Demonstration against Horse-Drawn Carriages in Philadelphia

Please join the Pennsylvania Chapter of Friends of Animals in demonstrating against the oppressive horse-drawn carriage industry in Philadelphia this Valentines Day, Sunday, February 14th.

Give Horses a Valentine: Freedom From Carriages!

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.