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Pink Heroically Vows To Adopt One Of NYC's Horse-Drawn Carriage Ponies! Take That, Liam Neeson!

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This isn't looking too good for Liam Neeson's stance on this!

NY Mayor Bill de Blasio has decreed that there shouldn’t be horse-drawn carriages in NYC, and P!nk is happy to take one of the horses off of their hands!

Some celebs have resisted this law, like ole Liam, but the 34-year-old aerial stunner explained why the horses should be set free in an open letter.

It’s pretty compelling stuff, part of which states:

“I grew up caring for horses and mucking stalls for my aunt, who owns a horse farm in North Carolina. I learned that horses are very social herd animals who, by nature, spend their days grazing, playing, and running together. Sadly, the 220 horses in New York City in the carriage industry endure a miserable, solitary life, forced to navigate through midtown traffic in all weather extremes pulling heavy loads of tourists.”

How upsetting!

And she goes on to talk about the horrible conditions the equines live in too.

P!nk also took the opportunity to explain why de Blasio's overall plan is right on, writing:

“Luckily for everyone, Mayor de Blasio has found a win-win solution for all. His plan to phase out the inhumane horse carriages and replace them with vintage electric cars will provide solid jobs for the current carriage drivers and loving homes for the horses. Please join me in showing support for Mayor de Blasio and his commitment to giving the horses the peaceful retirement that they deserve.”

Hopefully more people jump on this electric car-pulled bandwagon because this is totally inhumane.

P.S. You can read P!nk’s entire letter (below):

Five years ago, I appeared on a PETA billboard in Times Square to give the campaign against horse-drawn carriages in New York City a boost. I was proud to help make this issue a hot topic, and I’m thrilled that we now have the enthusiastic support of the city’s new mayor, Bill de Blasio.

Watching a horse gallop across a field is one of the most calming sights imaginable. Watching a horse dodge traffic—nose to tailpipe and spooked by horns, sirens, and pounding music—is one of the most upsetting. This Buzzfeed story from last week says it all.

I grew up caring for horses and mucking stalls for my aunt, who owns a horse farm in North Carolina. I learned that horses are very social herd animals who, by nature, spend their days grazing, playing, and running together. Sadly, the 220 horses in New York City in the carriage industry endure a miserable, solitary life, forced to navigate through midtown traffic in all weather extremes pulling heavy loads of tourists.

Routine accidents have left horses dead and people in the hospital. When not working, the horses don’t live in barns but in cramped stalls in an old tenement building without even enough room to stretch out. When they are finally freed, I will be among the first to adopt one of these horses so that he or she can live as nature intended.

Luckily for everyone, Mayor de Blasio has found a win-win solution for all. His plan to phase out the inhumane horse carriages and replace them with vintage electric cars will provide solid jobs for the current carriage drivers and loving homes for the horses. Please join me in showing support for Mayor de Blasio and his commitment to giving the horses the peaceful retirement that they deserve. You can show your gratitude by tweeting a message to @BilldeBlasio and using the hashtag #TYDeBlasio.

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6 comments to “Pink Heroically Vows To Adopt One Of NYC's Horse-Drawn Carriage Ponies! Take That, Liam Neeson!”

  1. kelly patrick says – reply to this


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    How can pink adopt a horse that the owners have not put up for adoption. The people who are putting them up for adoption do not have the legal right to do so.

  2. kelly patrick says – reply to this


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    This is what Peta stands for

  3. Catherine says – reply to this


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    Talk about misplaced energy! 150,000 horses are being sent for slaughter in the USA every year with thousands of others slowly starving in unfunded, out of sight backyard rescues. These NYC carriage horses are just fine. They have homes right now, their own herd, good food, exercise, vets and farriers, constant attention and monitoring, and people who love and understand them. This attempt to ban them is like having a group of vegans shut down NYC restaurants because they don't like people eating steak.

  4. Barbara Smith says – reply to this


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    Thank you Pink you are the best in more ways than one. Growing up in Manhattan I use to feel so sorry for those horses as a child. Love your music.. love you :0)

  5. Steph bennett says – reply to this


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    Nose to tail pipe? Are they Chihuahuas?Enough with that lie already. Pink…thousands of horses need loving homes, are starving and dying. Go help those now. Leave the Carriages horses alone! Go fund a rescue that can't afford to run due to the economy. Go to an auction! Make a real difference. Help horses that need HELP. Open your eyes! PETA kills animals btw

  6. Curly Howard says – reply to this


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    Aren't you getting the cart ahead of the horse. I doubt that any carriage horse owner would allow you to adopt one of their horses. Stick to your music.