Horse meat protest at MoMA PS1 set for Saturday

Horse Meat Diagram

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

INTRODUCTION

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.

SATURDAY PROTEST AT MOMA PS1

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.
Directions: http://momaps1.org/visit/

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 http://www.facebook.com/MoMAPS1. Join in!

WHY PROTEST

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.

THEIR RESPONSE

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.

KEEP UPDATED

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