This is getting ridiculous.
A THIRD carriage horse has collapsed in New York City.
Lea Michele tweeted:
"A 3rd horse collapses in NYC!!! Are you kidding me!! I'm so sad… @peta @ChoMatic @PamelaDAnderson we have to end this now."
We're sad too. Those poor horses.
"If it seems like just last week that Mayor Bloomberg was callously dismissing the death of a horse used for New York’s infamous carriage rides, that’s because it was.
And in the days since Bloomberg made unintentionally ironic comments like '[they] probably wouldn’t be alive if they didn’t have a job' (talk about a catch 22), there have been two more horse-drawn carriage 'accidents.' (Although what else can be expected when sensitive, easily frightened horses are forced to work 10-hour days in all weather extremes on New York City’s crowded streets?)
The most recent incident happened during Friday’s rush hour when a horse fell down in the middle of the busy street. Witnesses said the horse either collapsed on his own or because his leg became caught in the carriage when he bucked."
U should go sign the petition to ban horse-drawn carriages in NYC: HERE.
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After the collapse of TWO New York City carriage horses in the past two weeks, Pamela Anderson has joined the call for a ban on horse-drawn carriages.
She's joining other celebs, like Lea Michele, in joining a petition to replace the horse-drawn carriages with eco-friendly classic cars.
She wrote on her Facebook page:
"For the second time in less than two weeks, a carriage horse has collapsed on a Manhattan street. Horses do not belong in a congested, urban setting where they are constantly breathing exhaust and sharing the streets with cars, buses and taxis."
She urged all her fans to sign the petition so that these poor horses can be rescued from the streets.
Let's hope that New York's Mayor Bloomberg decides to take action before any more harm comes to those overworked animals.
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As we previously mentioned, a carriage horse dropped dead in the middle of the street in New York city.
Lea Michele, a huge animal lover, horse lover and PETA activist, was devastated, especially after just doing a PSA for PETA about the plight of carriage horses.
So she wrote a letter to NYC's Mayor Bloomberg.
The letter said:
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As we previously mentioned, a carriage horse dropped dead in the streets of Manhattan the other day.
Lea Michele had just recently shot a PSA for PETA detailing the struggle of carriage horses in New York.
It seems that she is now justified in her claims that it is cruel to force overworked horses to breath car exhaust all day and pull around heavy carriages.
She wrote on her twitter:
"Just woke up to the saddest news about one of the carriage horses dying the midtown Nyc. This has to stop! Please."
Maybe this will finally bring about some change in the carriage horse industry. It's just sad it came to this.
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A carriage horse died in the middle of the street in New York as it trotted to central park to begin it's morning shift.
With more activists trying to shine a light on horse-drawn carriages, many people had a lot to say.
A rep from the ASPCA said:
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Lea Michele was named a Variety Power Of Women Honoree!
She's being honored for her work with PETA, most recently her PSA about the plight of the horses who pull the carriages in New York.
The poor horses are forced to work long hours, breathing in car exhaust all day, only to return to a cramped pen where they can barely even move around.
Check out the video above to see her PSA on horse-drawn carriages.
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Lea Michele, animal friend, tweeted recently:
"Check out the awesome eco-friendly replicas of classic cars that have been pitched 2 replace carriage horses. AMAZING!"
She dropped a link to a PETA tweet about an idea to replace horse drawn carriages.
A group called New York Class wants to replace the horse drawn carriages, saying they're cruel, with an eco-friendly solution.
Electric, faux-vintage, cars.
They will be
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