Horse Meat Diagram

Horse meat protest at MoMA PS1 set for Saturday

UPDATE: It’s full steam ahead on MoMA PS1 protest Saturday, 9/29 2-4pm EST in LIC/Queens.

Here’s MoMA’s response: “M. Wells has been celebrated for its creative adaptations of Canadian cuisine and its adventurous menu.”

Horse Meat Diagram
Horse Meat Diagram


On September 27, 2012, M. Wells Dinette opened their doors to the public at the premises of MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) PS1.

The restaurant owners will reportedly serve horse meat — raw horse meat. M. Wells has a history of serving horse meat; they sold it in a grilled sandwich combo at an outdoor festival in May of this year.

The Int’l Fund for Horses are holding a “Horse Meat is Ugly” event in Times Square in the next two weeks.


In the meantime, the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages is holding a protest outside MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens, New York, on Saturday, September 29, 2012, from 2 o’clock to 4 o’clock in the afternoon.

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012
Time: 2 PM to 4 PM
Where: Please Meet in front of MoMA PS1 in Long Island City — 22-25 Jackson Ave. LIC/Queens, NY.

Protest organizers, Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages, have some posters and flyers, but please feel free to bring your own.

On Twitter? Support this Protest with live tweets @MoMAPS1. Right now on Facebook, the comments on flooding in on their Facebook page Join in!


The selling of horse meat for human consumption is alarming for a number of reasons.

The top two of these in our view are:

1. the horrific cruelty and suffering that goes into producing horse meat that innocent horses endure on the way to and during slaughter

2. horses are not traditional food animals and administered a laundry list of dangerously toxic drugs that eliminates their meat from entering the human food chain.


MoMA PS1 and M. Wells have both appeared to be either non-committal or evasive in their responses to calls from media and the public, except in the instances when they say that reporters have gotten it wrong. They do not state unequivocally that they never intended, and do not intend, to sell horse meat for public consumption in the M. Wells diner located at the MoMA PS1 location.


For up-to-date information on the MoMA PS1 / M. Wells Dinette Protest, please see >>

14 thoughts on “Horse meat protest at MoMA PS1 set for Saturday”

  1. I hope these idiots get prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law if convicted in this crap. Horse meat is not for human consumption to begin with and should be banned world wide. I hope anyone that ever ingests it, dies from the medications, vaccinations, pesticides, wormers, and anything else that give to our pets. MAY YOU ROT IN HELL!!. This is disgusting.


  2. I wish I could be there too. This is horrible and the people who dare to eat horsemeat have no heart or compassion. Good luck!


  3. I have passed this to EVERYONE I know to make a CALL. I called and left a message and will CALL BACK when they are OPEN.


  4. Good! I hope as many people show up as possible, carrying signs mentioning whether people would like to ingest Bute or Ivermectin or the variety of meds we give our equine friends to care for their health. Go get em!


  5. My name is Kay Riviello, Co-Founder of the NY Animal Rights Alliance America. We have a rally protest set for October 27, 2012, Saturday from 2-6pm. We will NOT be cancelling this rally even if M. Wells Diner makes a public apology and recants their intentions of selling horse meat AND foie gras. We will set the momentum up to make our voices be heard in Albany so that a state law can be passed that horse meat is never slaughtered here, transported through the state nor consumed. Please call with any questions 845 856 7366.


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