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.
October 25, 2011
Dear Mayor Bloomberg,
As a New York City native, I was saddened to learn from my friends at PETA that one of the horses used by the city’s carriage industry collapsed and died in Midtown on Sunday morning. It was a tragic end for a beleaguered horse, and such incidents also put vehicles and passersby in danger.
With the number of horse-drawn carriage accidents and related deaths rising, it’s painfully clear that these animals do not belong on busy city streets.
I urge you to support Intro. 86A, which would replace horse-drawn carriages with safe, vintage-replica electric cars. The eco-friendly “horseless carriages” would attract tourists with old New York glamour, protect carriage drivers’ jobs by offering them first rights to the car medallions, and allow for the approximately 220 horses currently working in the carriage industry to be retired to sanctuaries. Please join other city councilmembers in supporting Intro. 86A.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
What a well thought out letter. Let's hope it really grabs that attention of Mayor Bloomberg.
It's time for a change. Save the horses!
[Image via Ramey Pix.]