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Priscilla Feral. - January 30, 2009      

Testimony in Favor of Intro 658-A 

    I'm Priscilla Feral, President of Friends of Animals, an international  
animal advocacy organization incorporated in 1957 in New York City, and 
with an office for almost four decades at Columbus Circle.   

    Many thousands of our New York City members strongly support  
Intro 658-A, Tony Avella's bill to end the horse-drawn carriage industry   
in New York City.    

    There is no way to improve the lives of more than 200 horses forced to  
endure a daily existence contrary to their basic needs, in a chaotic   
environment totally at odds with their physiology.    

    We also oppose Intro 653-A, a  regulatory bill that assumes there is a way 
to make a wrong situation justifiable.

    Let New York City get the horses out of shackles, off the streets, and  
into sanctuaries where they can live their remaining years in dignity.  Do the  
horses need a union to get there? 

Coalition To Ban
Horse-Drawn Carriages

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

The Coalition for
NYC Animals, Inc.

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


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