NYCLASS Statement on Dining with Dogs Regulations
The Dining with Dogs Law is a common sense law that allows dogs in outdoor seating areas at restaurants that choose to participate. It allows animal-loving restaurant goers the opportunity to enjoy the unique experience of dining with their beloved pets.Read more
Dark side of the cruel NYC carriage horse industry revealed
Our statement: "It’s an outrage that Norman Martin – in his own words – admits to abusing and torturing horses when they don’t do what he wants. We are shocked by the admissions he makes in his book, and urge authorities to monitor the horses in his care – horses that are clearly in imminent danger.” -NYCLASS
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Statements from NYCLASS, ASPCA, HSUS, PETA, ALDF, AFS, THL, AH, IDA and HEART on City's New Horse Carriage Proposal
NYCLASS statement on New York City's new horse carriage industry proposal: "After careful consideration of the legislation, we support its passage to help protect the carriage horses from traffic and cruelty. While we remain hopeful that the City Council will tweak it to include more humane temperature and age requirements, we urge the Council to adopt this bill. The Mayor and the Speaker have stood up for horses and we are ready to stand with them. We urge you all to join us at City Hall on Friday to make your support loud and clear."Read more
Statement on Nassau County Court Ruling on Dogs as "Property"
“Dogs are emotional beings that deserve our care and compassion. They are not merely pieces of property. This legal loophole puts this dog in immediate danger. The court should use common sense and help protect this loving companion.”
NYCLASS Statement on the Staten Island Deer
Hunting is neither an effective nor a humane solution to managing deer populations. According to the Humane Society of the United States, killing programs are highly controversial, difficult to execute, and ineffective in the long term. Sharp-shoots that are often proposed to reduce the number of deer in a community are expensive. There are direct costs associated with sharp-shoot programs as well as police overtime, meat transportation and processing, and administration. Bow hunting is ineffective and inhumane. About half of the deer struck with an arrow are crippled, but not killed causing injury and prolonged suffering. Although hunting may reduce the deer population in the short term, it is not a sustainable method of controlling the number of deer in a community.
Hunting is ineffective because high reproductive rates in deer can easily overcompensate for a drastic population decline. As more food becomes available, their reproduction can increase (often with the birth of twins or triplets) and the population bounces back. Removal tends to have an oscillating effect. Angel Island in California conducted a biannual cull over a 5 year period (a reduction in the deer population from 215 to 25). The result was a rebound of 250 deer.Read more
MEDIA ADVISORY: ANIMAL ADVOCATES TO HOLD PROTEST AND VIGIL IN MEMORY OF CHARLIE THE CARRIAGE HORSE WHO DIED ON NYC STREETS; URGE NEW PROTECTIONS FOR CARRIAGE HORSES
(New York, NY) – Animal rights advocates will gather TODAY, MONDAY, OCTOBER 26 at 5:30PM-7:30PM at the corner of 59th Street and 5th Avenue to remember the carriage horse named “Charlie” who dropped dead in the middle of the street four years ago today while being forced to work NYC streets. NYCLASS and its supporters will gather at the hub of this abusive industry’s activity and urge new protections for horses like Charlie.
WHO: NYCLASS AND ANIMAL RIGHTS ADVOCATES
WHAT: URGING NEW PROTECTIONS FOR CARRIAGE HORSES
WHEN: MONDAY, OCTOBER 26 @ 5:30-7:30PM
WHERE: CORNER OF 59TH STREET AND 5TH AVENUE, MANHATTAN
MEDIA: ALL MEDIA INVITED; PLEASE CONTACT [email protected] FOR INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES AND FURTHER INFORMATION
MEDIA ADVISORY: Animal Advocates to Protest Cruel "Horse Carriage Fashion Show"
WHAT: Dozens of NYCLASS supporters will protest the use of unsafe and inhumane horse carriages for a "fashion show" in the Clinton Park Stables. They will gather during the "horse carriage fashion show" to call for a ban on the carriages in New York City. This is the third time the carriage industry has attempted this cruel stunt as part of fashion week and following outcries against using carriage horses for a fashion show in the middle of dangerous midtown traffic, the industry was forced to change plans and host the event inside the stables rather than on Central Park South.
WHEN: Today, Wednesday, September 9th, 2:00PM – 4:00PM
Statement In Response to Tourist Struck by Horse Carriage
"The news today that a 15 year old tourist riding a bicycle in Central Park was struck by a horse carriage sadly comes as no surprise. This is a dangerous and abusive industry. It's time for Mayor de Blasio to stand by his word and end the horse carriage industry in New York City."Read more
Statement on New Fire Safety Requirements for Animal Care Facilities and Pet Stores
"Requiring fire sprinklers in new animal care facilities and pet stores and smoke alarms for existing facilities is a positive step towards protecting animals from fires.
We applaud Council Member Johnson for leading this initiative, and look to continue working with the Council on solutions to build a more humane NYC."Read more
MEDIA ADVISORY: Senator Avella Joins Animal Rights Advocates to Rally In Support of "Cecil's Law" to Stop Trophy Hunting
Bill Would Prohibit Possession, Importation, Sale and Transportation of Hunting TrophiesRead more