FoA’s Carriage-Horse Opposition Efforts in the Media

FoA’s Carriage-Horse Opposition Efforts in the Media

divustrong2014/strong/u/divulliMay 2, 2014: a href=”http://www.ny1.com/content/news/208011/horse-drawn-carriage-protesters-allege-horse-was-mistreated”Horse-Drawn Carriage Protesters Allege Horse Was Mistreated/a on NY News1–And we want to know, where is Caesar? said Edina Birnkrant of Friends of Animals. This 22-year-old horse in ill health that he lied and worked when he shouldn#39;t have been working, and now he#39;s disappeared.br /nbsp;/liliApril 24, 2014: a href=”http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2014/04/spartacus_carriage_horse_central_park_south_bus_christina_hansen_nyclass.php”Protest Planned After a Carriage Horse Named Spartacus Fell Near the Plaza Hotel/a by Anna Merlan, Village Voice: Friends of Animals New York director Edita Birnkrant says the incident highlights the need to push a ban bill quickly through the City Council: #39;Had there been passengers in that carriage when the horse spooked and it fell over, they could have been badly injured.#39;br /nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp;img alt=”” src=”/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/097.jpg” style=”width: 250px; height: 166px; margin: 8px;” /br /hr /pnbsp;/p/liliemApril 22, 2014/em: nbsp;a href=”http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2014/04/bill_de_blasio_nyc_carriage_horse_ban_proposal.php”Village Voice article by Anna Merlan.nbsp;/anbsp;#39;The idea had always been to try to get better regulations for the horses,#39; explains Edita Birnkrant. She#39;s the New York director for Friends of Animals, a national group that has always been involved in efforts to better regulate the carriage industry. In 2006 the animal-rights groups decided gentle reform just wasn#39;t working. #39;All of the efforts in the #39;80s and #39;90s didn#39;t really amount to much for the horses,#39; Birnkrant says. #39;We realized the need to form a concerted effort that focused on getting a ban, not just on improving and changing the regulations.#39;br /nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp;img alt=”” src=”/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/horse%20carriage.jpg” style=”width: 250px; height: 153px; margin: 8px;” /hr /pnbsp;/p/liliemApril 22, 2014/em:nbsp;a href=”http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-27107741″BBC World News TV report/a which aired worldwide, detailing our carriage horse ban support and includes an excerpt from our NY Director#39;s interview with the reporter on Central Park South near the carriage horses.We cannot have this public face of animal cruelty as a tourist attraction.- FoA NY Director, Edita Birnkrantbr /nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp;nbsp;hr /pnbsp;/p/liliemApril 21, 2014/em:nbsp;a href=”http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2014/16/avellaetal_all_2014_04_17_q.html”Get the Facts Straight on Horse Carriage Industry/a op-ed piece published in the Times Ledger written by Senator Tony Avella, FoA NY Director Edita Birnkrant, and the president of the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages, Elizabeth Forelbr /nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp;nbsp;img alt=”” src=”/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/carriage-horse-new-york_4.jpg” style=”width: 250px; height: 167px; margin: 8px;” /hr /pnbsp;/p/liliemApril 17, 2014:/em The New York Times a href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/18/opinion/abolish-horse-drawn-carriages.html?_r=1″publishes our letter to the editor /aabout the need to ban the cruel carriage-horse industry as soon as possible. We canrsquo;t change New York City to accommodate carriage horses humanely, but we can change the attitude that insists that horses remain our beasts of burden.br /hr /pnbsp;/p/liliemJanuary 17, 2014:/em New York Times piece, a href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/19/nyregion/who-speaks-for-the-horses-in-battle-over-carriages.html?_r=0″Who Speaks for the Carriage Horses?/anbsp;Edita Birnkrant, the New York director of Friends of Animals, likened the horsesrsquo; working conditions to prison. #39;They are shackled into their carriages, pulling through streets of a chaotic unnatural environment and go back to their cells,#39; she said. #39;They need the ability to graze and roam freely. They never get that in New York. They live a life of total confinement, day after day.rdquo;#39;br /nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp;img alt=”” src=”/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/horse-jesse-dittmar.jpg” style=”width: 250px; height: 167px; margin: 8px;” /hr /pnbsp;/p/li/uldivustrong2013/strong/u/divdivnbsp;/divulliSeptember 26, 2013: NY1 News a href=”http://www.ny1.com/content/news/189485/midtown-horse-carriage-accident-renews-calls-to-ban-buggies-from-city”Midtown Horse Carriage Accident Renews Calls to Ban Buggies/a segment includes an interview with FoA#39;s NY Director/li/uldivnbsp;/div

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