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WAR: Stand up & Speak Out for NYC Horses

Stand up & Speak Out for NYC Horses
Sunday, March 20, 2011

WAR Protests Carriage Horse Abuse
& Neglect @ Hack Line

Join activists with Win Animal Rights (WAR) as we stand again, for the abused and exploited carriage horse that work the streets of New York City. We will not ask you to sign a petition, nor will we tell you to write to your City Council representative. These things have proven to be ineffective tactics in the battle to ban horse drawn carriages. In view of the political corruption and graft that plagues our local government, we know of only one way to effect the change we are seeking.

Every weekend, WAR takes to the streets to influence the carriage drivers and owners in the only way that appears to make a difference to them. We educate the tourists and visitors as they are making a decision about taking a carriage ride through the park. It's not easy and it is not fun to put yourself between the carriage drivers and their potential customers.

The carriage drivers don't take this well. Last weekend, once again, we had a protester assaulted by one of the crass thugs who abuse the horses. Violence is their milieu. In return, we get the satisfaction, as time and time again, after educating tourists about the abuse, the danger and the terrible living conditions, we get to watch as they walk away from the hack line and vow never to take a carriage ride in NYC or anywhere else. Please consider joining us for the protest this coming Sunday.

Protest: Sunday, March 20, 2011 @ 2:00M
Where: 59th St. & 5th Avenue
New York City's Grand Army Plaza

Actions Needed:

1. Pass this information along to anyone you know who may be visiting New York City. Ask them not to support this cruel and inhumane tradition. Cross post this information everywhere! This is not just a NYC issue. There are campaigns sprouting up all around the world. Attend Carriage Horse Protests if they are happening in your own city. If you do know anyone visiting NYC, be sure to tell them about our nasty bed bug epidemic.

2. If you are still a supporter or contributor to the ASPCA, please let them know how you feel about their lack of effective advocacy for the carriage horses.

Ed Sayres
President & CEO
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
424 E. 92nd St
New York, NY 10128-6804

e-mail: Ed_Sayres/

Telephone: 1-212-876-7700 Ext. 4603. His secretary, Christine is at: 1-212-876-7700 ext. 4600

3. If you live in New York City or nearby, volunteer to monitor the hack line to document abuse. Or you can hand out flyers to potential customers. (We can provide you with signs, literature for overt activism and surveillance cameras and training if you prefer to work undercover).

4. Host a showing of Blinders, the film produced by Donny Moss, to raise awareness of this issue. You can purchase a DVD at the Blinders website. If you would like to have a speaker at your film showing, contact us at Win Animal Rights or contact Donny Moss directly. 

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