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Animal rights protesters take whip to Central Park carraige rides


By Elizabeth Lazarowitz  
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER   

Friday, January 2nd 2009, 2:34 AM

Animal advocates gathered at Central Park Thursday to protest horse-drawn-carriage rides as the City Council gets ready to consider a ban on the tourist attraction.

"You can't have horse-drawn carriages in New York City without the public safety issues and the inherent animal cruelty issues," said Edita Birnkrant, a spokeswoman for Friends of Animals.

She said horses went to work in a snowstorm last month, and one slipped on an icy street.

About a dozen animal welfare advocates rallied in frigid weather, shouting, "Shame on you!" at a far-larger crowd of tourists lined up for rides.

The Council is set to debate a bill later this month that would shut down the industry.

Carriage operators said charges that the horses are maltreated are untrue.

"This horse is making a living for me and my family." said driver Enda Moran, 38. "Why would I abuse a horse that's doing that?"



Coalition To Ban
Horse-Drawn Carriages


A Committee of the Coalition For New York City Animals, Inc.


Contact:
The Coalition for
NYC Animals, Inc.

P.O. Box 20247
Park West Station
New York, NY 10025

e-mail
Coalition@banhdc.org



To honor
Bobby II Freedom
previously known as Billy
ID# 2873 rescued by the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages and Equine Advocates on June 25, 2010 from the New Holland auctions.


In memory of
Lilly Rose O'Reilly
previously known
as Dada ID# 2711
R.I.P.August, 2007