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Itís Liam Neeson Vs Alec Baldwin On NYC Horse Carriage Issue
ecorazzi. ^ | Jan 20 2009

Posted on 02/14/2009 6:18:54 PM PST by dennisw

It’s Liam Neeson Vs Alec Baldwin On NYC Horse Carriage Issue

 

Filed under: animals — michael @ 2:12 pm

neeson_horsesLiam Neeson has taken issue with a proposed bill to ban the horse carriage business in New York City. The legislation aims to put an end to an industry considered cruel by some, including Alec Baldwin. Here’s a bit from the letter that Neeson wrote to the City Council:

“As a horse lover and rider, I am deeply disturbed by the unnecessary and misguided political and extreme rhetoric against the horse-drawn carriage industry and feel obliged to counter this action.”

“The horse-drawn carriage business is an iconic part of this city, employing hundreds of dedicated, hard-working men and women, caring for well-bred, well-trained horses and attracting tourists to New York City for over 100 years.”

“As a proud New York resident, I have personally enjoyed the beauty of Central Park on a daily basis for many years, and these horses are an undeniable integral part of that experience. The notion that a well-nourished horse pulling a carriage through Central Park is considered cruelty may fit in with animal activists’ extremist view, but not with the rest of us. Surely we have a responsibility to protect commerce, especially one with such history, and one I truly feel helps define this city. May pragmatism prevail.”

Last June, Alec Baldwin hosted an event for PETA to help raise money and awareness on the issue. “I don’t have a problem with the carriage trade,” he said. “If they remove all the cars in Manhattan, and build a farm with an acre of land for each horse to graze, I will invest my own money. Passions run high in this issue… It’s loud and vulgar because they know they are wrong.”

What do you think? Should the carriage industry continue or is today’s city life too much of a stress for these animals?

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  1. As a native new yorker, i have always disliked the carriage rides. i have seen the “trainers” be quite cruel to those horses and many of the horses look dirty and haggard. Amazing how liam can push for this to continue. easy for him to say, he’s not the horse. those horses are out there in all kinds of weather and it’s just not humane.



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"Taken" is agood film... this horse dispute gives some indication where Liam Neeson is at politically
1 posted on 02/14/2009 6:18:54 PM PST by dennisw
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To: dennisw
Liam Neeson could kick Alec Baldwin's fat, no-talent ass.


2 posted on 02/14/2009 6:20:54 PM PST by Viking2002 (The Occupation has begun. God help America.)
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To: dennisw

I think being a relative of Alec Baldwin is cruel.


3 posted on 02/14/2009 6:21:41 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: dennisw

I agree with Baldwin. Horse drawn carriages in New York, Chicago or any major city are pretty much inhumane.


4 posted on 02/14/2009 6:22:04 PM PST by Krankor (Vitajex, whatcha doin' to me.)
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To: dennisw
Agreed on Taken.

Well done edge-of-your-seat action film.

5 posted on 02/14/2009 6:23:52 PM PST by George Smiley (They're not drinking the Kool-Aid any more. Now they're eating it straight out of the packet.)
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To: George Smiley

Agreed on Taken.
Well done edge-of-your-seat action film.
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I agree but Rotten Tomatoes gives only 40%. But it’s the number one movie so the proletariat has spoken


6 posted on 02/14/2009 6:26:10 PM PST by dennisw (Archimedes--- Give me a place to stand, and I will move the Earth)
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To: Krankor

Two liberal ass-clowns fighting it out about horses in NYC. You’re right. Horses don’t like being confined in a city, they don’t like the noise, and there’s nothing for them to munch on along the way.


7 posted on 02/14/2009 6:33:01 PM PST by Paul Heinzman ("Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.")
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To: cripplecreek

Having to drag big fat Alec in a carriage would be cruel to a horse.


8 posted on 02/14/2009 6:36:38 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: dennisw

9 posted on 02/14/2009 6:46:58 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: dennisw

We need Janet Reno. Remember, in order to save the children from a “cult,” she burned them to death.


10 posted on 02/14/2009 6:49:16 PM PST by bannie
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To: Krankor

Several years ago there was a push to outlaw horse-drawn carriage rides in Washington DC on grounds that it was inhumane to make the horses pull such heavy carriages. Friends of mine who owned such a carriage-driving business unhitched the horses from the carriage and pulled the carriage to Capitol Hill themselves, to show how easy it was for a well-cared-for 1200-pound horse to do.


11 posted on 02/14/2009 7:00:42 PM PST by ottbmare
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To: Krankor; dennisw
I agree with Baldwin. Horse drawn carriages in New York, Chicago or any major city are pretty much inhumane.

New York is an unfit place for animals, let alone for people.

12 posted on 02/14/2009 7:11:15 PM PST by Age of Reason
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To: ottbmare
I worked for Chateau Stables in NYC for a number of years in the 1970's. The horses were very well cared for.
13 posted on 02/14/2009 7:13:11 PM PST by Alice in Wonderland
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To: dennisw

“As a native new yorker, i have always disliked the carriage rides. i have seen the “trainers” be quite cruel to those horses and many of the horses look dirty and haggard. Amazing how liam can push for this to continue. easy for him to say, he’s not the horse. those horses are out there in all kinds of weather and it’s just not humane.”

I guess she is a horse then...

Liberalism is truly a mental disorder.


14 posted on 02/14/2009 7:14:53 PM PST by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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I’m sure there must be some money in the porkulus bill to give each of these horses the acre Alec wants them to have. Maybe enough to build themselves some greenhouse gas emitting housed for themeselves too.


15 posted on 02/14/2009 7:15:36 PM PST by CaptRon (Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: dennisw

freakshow of comments

man, I cannot imagine living on the UWS these days


16 posted on 02/14/2009 7:18:05 PM PST by wardaddy (I'm for Sarah. Nuff said, you either get it or you don't.)
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To: wardaddy

UWS?


17 posted on 02/14/2009 7:21:09 PM PST by CaptRon (Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: CaptRon

Upper West Side I think (of Manhattan)


18 posted on 02/14/2009 7:26:35 PM PST by dennisw (Archimedes--- Give me a place to stand, and I will move the Earth)
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To: CaptRon

I’m a longtime horseperson and I’ve been to NYC and seen the horses around Central park. Those horses are FINE!!!
They have better lives than a lot of people I know. Happier too. Quit drinking the Peta Kool-aid.


19 posted on 02/14/2009 7:27:53 PM PST by wndycndy (WE ALL MUST FIGHT TO RETAIN OUR RIGHTS AGAINST LIBERAL IDEOLOGY)
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To: Krankor

I think I agree a bit more with Neeson, but in the sense that horse-drawn carriages themselves are not cruel. Horses don’t belong on NYC streets which I wouldn’t even drive a car on, but one of the comments on the article suggested moving the carriage rides inside the park. Personally, I think that’s a good solution - inside Central Park wouldn’t have all the dangerous traffic, it’s still got plenty of roads and nice sights and famous locations for tourists to enjoy themselves, and it’s in general a pretty horse-friendly location.


20 posted on 02/14/2009 7:29:44 PM PST by Hyzenthlay (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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