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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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To: CaptRon

Sorry, my post was not directed at you. I just meant to post on the topic in general.
My apologies for the misunderstanding.


41 posted on 02/15/2009 1:11:45 PM PST by wndycndy (WE ALL MUST FIGHT TO RETAIN OUR RIGHTS AGAINST LIBERAL IDEOLOGY)
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To: wtc911
There was a line of at least twenty couples on CPS waiting their turn to hire a carriage.

I love it!!  Valentines day and all
42 posted on 02/15/2009 3:18:35 PM PST by dennisw (Archimedes--- Give me a place to stand, and I will move the Earth)
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To: wardaddy

You were there the same time ‘Bama and Bill Ayers were. Anyways....for you and you wife Valentines

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqViJyweNV0


43 posted on 02/15/2009 3:20:41 PM PST by dennisw (Archimedes--- Give me a place to stand, and I will move the Earth)
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