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SOME WANT HORSES ON STREET REINED IN AFTER SPATE OF SPOOKINGS

Bradley Hope - NY Sun - May 10, 2006

Please note the following important errors in this article:

1. Animal Advocacy groups formed the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages - not the Coalition for NYC Animals, which was incorporated in 1995 and is actually one of five other organizations that make up this Coalition.

2. The Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages has no intention of taking on the police department as the article indicates. This is absurd, totally inaccurate and is a misrepresentation of Edita Birnkrantís words. We do not want to mix issues - our focus is the carriage horse industry - hence the name of our coalition.

3. The article states that the carriage horse industry hired a lobbyist to defend them against proposed legislation such as Avella's bill. Not True! They hired a lobbyist to go after the pedicab industry, even getting some NYC Council Members to support a bill asking for its ban.

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