PETA Voices Support for Mayor’s Horse Plan at Huge 5th Ave. Rally

Hundreds to Chant, 'Get the Horses Out of Traffic!' at Animal Rights March

For Immediate Release:
August 31, 2018

David Perle 202-483-7382

New YorkWhat:    On Saturday, the annual Official Animal Rights March is expected to draw more than a thousand activists to the streets of New York to demand an end to all animal oppression. PETA Senior Vice President Dan Mathews will speak in support of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s executive order to restrict the horse-drawn carriage lines to Central Park and lead a chant demanding that the city “get the horses out of traffic.” Details of the mayor’s plan, announced on Thursday, are in this Daily News story.

When:    Saturday, September 1, 1 p.m.

Where:    In front of the Flatiron Building, at the intersection of E. 23rd Street and Broadway, New York

Mathews is among the speakers who will highlight recent breakthroughs in animal activism. “This march shows that more people than ever are helping animals by going vegan; ditching fur, wool, and leather; and rejecting products tested on animals and the use of animals for entertainment—whether at SeaWorld or in the cruel carriage trade,” says Mathews.

PETA’s motto is “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.” For more information, please visit

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