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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.


Wild Horses and Burros can have their water -- and drink it too

"One thing we don't have are a lot of the facts." - Senate Committee Chairman Mark Manendo

By Catherine Burt
Friends of Animals

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UPDATE: May, 23 2011

Responding to a firestorm of public outrage against Nevada bill AB 329, which sought to deny water rights for wild horses and burros, the Senate Natural Resources Committee chose not to take action on the bill without further study.

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

Historic Senate Bill Lauded by Friends of Animals

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

Tell Nevada: Wild horses ARE wildlife "“ let them have water!

Oppose AB 329

A bill that has reached the Nevada State Senate seeks to re-define the word "wildlife," stripping protections for wild horses and burros, and eliminating any mandate that allows them... water.

Merriam-Webster defines wildlife as follows: living things and especially mammals, birds, and fishes that are neither human nor domesticated.

But Nevada lawmakers have introduced AB 329, which seeks to exclude wild horses and burros from that definition in the context of water resources:

Ex-Racehorses Starve as Charity Fails in Mission to Care for Them

The New York Times

March 17, 2011


One of the largest private organizations in the world dedicated to caring for former racehorses has been so slow or delinquent in paying for the upkeep of the more than 1,000 horses under its care that scores have wound up starved and neglected, some fatally, according to interviews and inspection reports.

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.)

Reclaiming Western Lands From Cattle Barons

By Priscilla Feral, President | Summer Act'ionLine 2010

What if you had the chance to reclaim 300 million acres of Western lands in the U.S. for all people, plants and animals?

We have that chance. The government -- our government -- could protect wide-open spaces, habitat for free-living horses, wolves, grizzly bears, elk, pronghorn antelopes, eagles, prairie dogs, coyotes and other animals.

So far, that hasn't exactly been a trend. When they don't seem useful to us, animals are resented. Stalked. Rounded up. Killed or otherwise displaced.