PETA says "Neigh!" to horse drawn carriages in NYC
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is teaming up with singer Pink to protest the use of horse-drawn carriages in New York City. This comes after a NY Times expose revealed that the city is not doing a particularly good job policing the industry, and after the death of a horse in a carriage-related accident this fall.
The singer Pink will be teaming up with PETA for the campaign. On their website she states, "Every time I see a horse-drawn carriage in a concrete jungle, I point and yell 'animal cruelty' at the top of my lungs to try to make the driver and occupants as uncomfortable as possible. It honestly hurts my heart when I think of what those horses must be feeling, as far as anxiety and fear, and how unnatural and wrong it is for these animals to have blinders on, trotting up and down on concrete, while taxis blare and people scream. It's absolutely unnatural and ignorant of us to continue this outdated tradition. What about this is romantic?" She tells The Daily News, however, that she is "not fighting against the police horses"...yet!