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
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 Birnkrant?s 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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