Host Anna Vitale of the Mindlight TV show featured New York State Senator Tony Avella and Edita Birnkrant, New York Director of Friends of Animals explaining about the New York City horse-drawn carriage industry. Discussed were the ongoing efforts of FoA working with Senator Avella to pass a state law banning horse-drawn carriages.
Legislation is currently pending in the New York State Senate and Assembly to free the 220 horses in the industry from the horrendous conditions they must live with. Sanctuaries for the horses are mandated once the legislation is passed.
The show will be broadcast throughout March on Time Warner Cable as follows:
NYC Channel 67 – 9:30 P.M. – Part 1 on March 13th; Part 2 on March 20th
Woodbury, Long Island : Channel 115 — Wednesdays at 10:30pm: Part 1: February 29, Part 2: March 7, Part 1: March 14, Part 2: March 21
Great Neck, Long Island : Channel 20 — Tuesdays at 9:30pm & Fridays at 10:30pm: Part 1: March 6, Part 2: March 9, March 13, March 16, March 20, March 23
Yonkers, NY: Channel 18 — Sundays at 11:30pm: Part 1, February 3, Part 2, March 3; March 18, March 25
QPTV, Queens NY — Wednesdays at 5:30 & Fridays at 10:30: Channel 35 Part 1: March 2, March 7, Part 2: March 9, March 14
Hauppauge, Long Island , Channel 20 — Tuesdays at 3:30pm: Part 1: March 13, Part 2: March 20
Learn of the connection between these horses and horse slaughter auctions. Join Friends of Animals on Lobby Day of Action, May 1st for information on how to help the horses.