CITY TO ALLOW NEW YORKERS’ BEST FRIEND AT OUTDOOR CAFES WITHOUT ONEROUS PAPERWORK REQUIREMENTS
NEW YORK, NY – Allie Feldman, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Clean, Livable, and Safe Streets, today released the following statement in response to the city’s decision to eliminate the requirement that dog owners carry and present license and vaccination paperwork in order to have their dogs join them at outdoor cafes.
“Common sense won today as the city smartly decided to let this sleeping dog lie,” said Allie Feldman. “Dogs provide love and companionship and today’s policy decision is a win-win to New Yorkers – two-legged and four-legged – of all ages. NYCLASS’ thousands of animal rights members want to thank Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal for her dogged hard work on this issue.”
NEW YORK – Allie Feldman, Executive Director of NYCLASS, today released the following statement regarding SeaWorld’s decision to stop exploiting killer whales for entertainment. SeaWorld’s decision comes after Ringling Bros. announced that they would end the cruel use of elephants in their shows.
“SeaWorld’s decision to stop killer whale shows and end their captive breeding is a small step in the right direction. But let’s be clear: no one should be satisfied by SeaWorld finally doing what they should have done years ago. The reality is that SeaWorld continues to teach children that captive animals are here for their amusement. It’s wrong and the entire industry should still be ashamed of itself.
“We have now seen both Ringling Bros. circus and SeaWorld take small steps in the right direction, which only highlights the failures of the City Council to take its own steps toward removing carriage horses from New York’s dangerous city streets. So while we are pleased with this progress, the fight for animal rights on all fronts continues.”
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Edie Falco, Russell Simmons, Gillian Anderson and others personally urge Council Members to pass the compromise
NEW YORK, NY – Celebrities from New York are leading a personal lobbying campaign – including hand-written notes, personal emails, and pre-recorded robo calls – to encourage City Council Members to pass new legislation that will protect carriage horses by removing them from dangerous city traffic.
Celebrities include Edie Falco, Russell Simmons, Gillian Anderson, Kathy Najimy, P!nk, among others. The City Council is scheduled to vote on the legislation this Friday.Read more
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
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
“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.”
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
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
"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