Friends of Animals

On Saturday I joined The Friends of Animals to protest the horse-drawn vehicles in Victoria. The event was organized in part by my pal Dave Shiskoff (a tireless animal activist here in Victoria who also runs The Victoria Vegan newspaper.

These lovely horses have to endure downtown traffic and I have to say… I stood on the corner with FOA for less than an hour and the car fumes were making me dizzy and it’s not even peak tourist season. This section of town is wall to wall traffic in the summer.
If you would like to see horse drawn carriages banned from the streets of Victoria a quick letter to Victoria City Hall ( and the James Bay Association ( would be very helpful. We are a tourist town and if tourists (no matter where you live) write in to complain it can make a big difference.

… . If you’d like to share the letter you sent and any response you may receive please send it to

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