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Horse Racing is Animal Abuse? You Bet.

It’s easy to get distracted by the hype and glamour of the Kentucky Derby, dubbed “the most exciting two Minutes in sports,” and always scheduled for the first Saturday in May, and to forget about what happens all the horses who don’t make it to this race or the other Triple Crown races, The Preakness and The Belmont.

Seduced by racing, public is in denial of horrors of the track

Before the much anticipated Preakness race, the second leg of the Triple Crown, which was held last Saturday at Baltimore’s Pimlico Track, the day got off to an unbelievably tragic start, with two horses, Homeboykris and Pramedya dying in the first four races.

Video of our BLM protest to protect Pryor Mountain wild horses

Friends of Animals knows that if the public was aware that the BLM in Billings, Montana, was poised to wipe out the last of Montana's wild horses--The Pryor Mountain Herd that includes Cloud the stallion made famous by the Cloud Foundation--they would be just as disgusted as we are. When we visited the Pryor Mountain Range, we only saw 5 horses in 6 ½ hours.

Neglected horses will not be returned to abusive owner

Neglected horses will not be returned to abusive owner

By Nicole Rivard

Lisa Lind-Larsen, the Redding, Conn., woman facing criminal charges for neglecting her two horses Chinook and Cheyenne and who is scheduled to appear in court once again Dec. 2, has lost ownership of the animals…and Friends of Animals couldn’t be more thrilled. 

"Lind-Larsen wants horses returned"- The Redding Pilot

Lind-Larsen Wants Horses Returned
by Kaitlin Bradshaw of The Redding Pilot

Lisa Lind-Larsen, the Redding woman whose two mustang horses were seized from her property in July by the Department of Agriculture, was in court on Thursday, Sept. 4, to regain custody of her horses. However, the judge did not make a ruling at the end of the hearing.

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?

The Only "Gentle Tactic" Would be to Stop These Roundups Altogether


We at Friends of Animals are opposed to all roundups and advocate for the rights of wild horses to be allowed to live free on public lands, where they belong.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A federal agency's proposal to use helicopters to gather hundreds of wild horses in northwestern New Mexico has drawn criticism from animal advocates who are urging the government to use gentler tactics.

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.

New York City Carriage Horse Ban

FoA's Edita Birnkrant & NY State Senator Tony Avella on Mindlight Television