Animal right advocates say Christine Quinn hate animals. Why?
Bill de Blasio, the NYC public advocate, has promised that if elected Mayor of New York City, he would ban the horse-drawn carriages. He described the conditions of the horses as “inhumane.”
GooseWatch NYC says on its website: “While other candidates for NYC mayor have said they disagree with the ongoing USDA slaughter of Canada geese throughout NYC parks and would take another look at the issue, one candidate has made clear that the status quo would continue under her mayoralty.
Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn support NYC’s contract with USDA Wildlife Services. Quinn has been dismissive of our complaints.
Not only does Quinn support the killing of NYC’s geese, as City Council Speaker she has blocked all meaningful animal welfare reforms, even refusing to bring a popular bill up for a vote that would require sprinklers in pet stores after a series of fires killed hundreds of animals.”
GooseWatch NYC has endorsed Yetta G. Kurland, Carlos Menchaca, and Helen Rosenthal for City Council.
If you are a friend of animals, GooseWatch NYC is “looking for street canvassers for each of our endorsed City Council Candidates. We specifically need help for Yetta Kurland in the West Village, Chelsea, and Midtown West, Carlos Menchaca in Red Hook and Sunset Park, and Helen Rosenthal on the Upper West Side.”
On Monday, May 6, 2013, NYCLASS hosted a “mayoral forum on animal protection issues.” Five mayoral candidates attended (Bill DeBlasio, John Liu, Bill Thompson, Sal Albanese, John Catsimatidis. Christine Quinn was invited, but declined to attend.) and over 200 animal advocates. Many important issues affecting animals in NYC were discussed.
This is the video of the hour-long forum. Decide for yourself which candidate is a friend of the horses, Canada geese and animals in general, and vote for him.
A press release by NYCASS says:
“Christine Quinn has not been a friend to NYC’s animals.” Allie Feldman, Executive Director of NYCLASS said. “New Yorkers are looking for an empathetic Mayor. When it comes to protecting animals, it is clear that Quinn shows callousness rather than empathy.
During her tenure as Speaker, she opposed lifesaving legislation that would require pet stores to install fire sprinklers (after hundreds of animals perished in massive pet store fires in NYC).
She literally left animals out in the cold by killing efforts to build animals shelters in the Bronx and Queens, and she refused to stop the abuse of NYC carriage horses despite the fact there’s been 18 accidents in the past two years.
It is clear to us that Quinn has no compassion for animals, which is why today we are announcing the launch of www.QuinnHatesAnimals.com. We urge New Yorkers to visit out site to learn more about just how little empathy Quinn shows to our city’s four legged residents.”