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Category Archive: Horses

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  1. But that’s just me. The big baddies at the Horse & Carriage Association of NY are trying to keep pedicabs out of city parks. And yes, that includes Central Park.

    Scroll to the bottom of this page on the League of Humane Voters of New York City’s website for info on Intro. No. 331, which would not only keep pedicabs out of the park but require them to have $1 million in insurance (sure, that’s logical—not to mention doable—especially when horse-drawn carriages need to have only $300,000 worth).

    Above the resolution are two others of interest, Intro. No. 75, which seeks regulation and licensing of pedicabs, and No. 44, which would restrict horse-drawn carriages to Central Park, making the working horses’ lives a little less dreary (while they’re working, at least).

    Want your say? Call your City Council member and ask him or her to oppose Intro. 331 (find out who your rep. is by entering your address here or by calling 212-889-0303). For help with what to say, check out LOHV-NY’s talking tips. Then get info on the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages and sign the petition to ban hdc in NYC.

  2. Three worthy action alerts, courtesy of In Defense of Animals:

    E-mail and call your senators and ask them to pass the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.

    Thank Governor Corzine for opposing the New Jersey bear hunt, and ask him to prevent the next one from taking place.

    Contact your representatives and make sure the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act doesn’t pass in the House.

  3. On Tuesday, head over to the No Malice Palace and help the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages raise money to get horses off the streets. Starting at 7pm, there’ll be vegan treats, an auction, a raffle, and entertainment. And if booze is your thing, you’ll be happy to know they’ll be serving vegan White Russians all night long. Entry is $20, which you can pay at the door or online. Or just make a donation—and be sure to sign the petition! The No Malice Palace is located at 197 E. 3rd St. between A and B.

    On Wednesday, Farm Sanctuary holds the first meeting of the NYC Say No to Foie Gras Campaign. The meeting, which starts at 7pm, will focus on strategy as well as ways in which interested parties can volunteer. The launch will take place at Jivamukti, 841 Broadway, between 13th and 14th streets, 2nd floor. For more information, contact Wendy Berner at or 646-369-6212.

    And as Olivia pointed out last week, on Thursday, Moo Shoes hosts a book party for Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World—get there early if you want some treats!

  4. On Friday, Oct. 20, the new film Flicka opens. Because two horses died during filming, a lot of people in a lot of cities are going out to protest.

    If you’d like to participate, check out this site, where you can download protest kits and post a message (under “Have Your Say!”) to find others in your city. You can also download flyers to hand out here.

    If you’re on MySpace, you can post your location and make plans to meet with other activists here and here.

    If you’re not comfortable demonstrating but would like to take a stand for animals in the entertainment industry, tell everyone you know why they shouldn’t go see this film.

    Thanks to Frank Language for letting us know about this.

  5. Filming was not as idyllic as the poster would have you believe.

    Filming was not as idyllic as the poster would have you believe.

    Two horses perished last year during filming of the My Friend Flicka remake, which is set to be released in a few weeks.

    The deaths occurred under the supervision of the American Humane Association, which has been charged with overseeing the safety of animals in films since a horse died during shooting on the 1939 film Jesse James. But the organization has been accused of having a conflict of interest because it is funded by the Screen Actors Guild.

    While the AHA said the Flicka-related deaths were unavoidable, one way to prevent such fatalities is to not use live animals in movies in the first place.

    Because of the deaths, the AHA’s “No animals were harmed…” disclaimer will not appear at the end of the film, and the organization is said to be looking into stricter guidelines for animal uses in films, including the possible ban of rodeo scenes.

    Tell the AHA that the deaths of animals for the sake of human entertainment is not acceptable, and ask everyone you know not to patronize the film.

    Thanks to Frank Language for letting us know about this.