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Avella to Host Animal Rights Forum on Jan. 17

Hearing will be held at Senate hearing room in Manhattan.

Tony Avella
Tony Avella
State Sen. Tony Avella, D-Bayside, will hold a forum on various animal protection issues during a hearing on Jan. 17 in Manhattan.

Residents from Avella's district, which includes Bayside, Douglaston and Little Neck, will be to discuss animal rights issues during the hearing.

The senator said he has invited numerous animal protection advocacy groups to testify at the forum.

"This public forum will be an opportunity to hear from animal protection advocates about the many ways we are failing to protect animals in this state and to discuss real solutions that will result in actual changes that impact these animals' lives," Avella said.

One of the senator's animal rights initiatives has been calling for the banning of the city's horse drawn carriages

The hearing will run from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Senate hearing room at 250 Broadway in Manhattan. For more information, call 718-357-3094.

BigAl Barkley January 09, 2014 at 05:01 PM
He has invited animal rights groups. Has he invited people that will be affected by the animal rights legislation. Farmers, hunters, Medical science, animas in entertainment, breeders? Has he invited anyone to explain what the eventual out come of the legislation will mean for citizens food supply, medicine the right to choose ?
BigAl Barkley January 09, 2014 at 05:04 PM
Has he invited the carriage drivers and owners?
Paul Pilipshen January 14, 2014 at 09:06 AM
Has he invited anyone who actually knows anything about taking care of horses???
Stephanie Zuzworsky Bennett January 17, 2014 at 08:53 AM
Very one sided. Typical BS.

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