by Jennifer Mishler
Categories: Animals, Causes
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The recent news of a New York City carriage horse’s death has drawn strong responses from animal organizations and celebrity advocates like Lea Michele.

Only two weeks later, a second carriage horse collapsed in the street. Now animal advocate and long-time friend of PETA, Pamela Anderson, is calling for a ban on horse-drawn carriages in New York City. According to Contact Music, the actress has joined Lea Michele in supporting a petition asking Mayor Bloomberg to put an end to horse carriages in the city. The online petition, created by New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets, calls for the horse carriages to be replaced with environmentally-friendly replicas of classic cars proposed in city council bill, Intro 86.

Anderson 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, along with Michele, has urged fans to sign the petition and help get Intro 86 passed. Michele also recently wrote a letter to Mayor Bloomberg in support of the ban.

About Jennifer Mishler

Jennifer Mishler is a writer, and a vegan and animal activist. When she's not writing, you can often find her volunteering or advocating for animal, environmental and human rights causes. Along with writing for Ecorazzi, she has contributed writing for nonprofits like Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and enjoys blogging. She resides in the Washington, DC area (and loves all the vegan food it has to offer). Follow Jennifer on Twitter: @jennygonevegan.

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  • http://doudoubirds.com dou dou

    Shame on New Yorkers SHAME!! This is beyond cruel. I live here and I have seen these poor horses trying to get through traffic at all hours of the night – it’s cruel.

  • ang

    http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/07/vet-who-spoke-about-carriage-horses-death-is-suspended/
    Two weeks ago, a carriage horse collapsed and died on its way to Central Park. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which has oversight over New York’s carriage horses, issued preliminary findings that the horse “was not a healthy horse and was likely suffering from pain” from stomach ulcers.

    But a few days later, the society’s head equine veterinarian took it upon herself to issue a “correction” stating that in fact there was no evidence that the horse, Charlie, was experiencing any pain, that the ulcers he had were common in all breeds of working horses, and that the implication that Charlie was being abused was misleading.
    Pam, get a clue

    • http://herwinsvegancafe.blogspot.com/ herwin

      @ Ang, thanks or the link. I did read the article and i am not surprised. :-( The ASPCA is just trying to cover this up, and doing the mayor of NYC a favor. They are on the leash of the ones in power.
      Never been a fan of the SPCA, i always wonder how you sincerely can protect animals if you as an org dont promote vegetarianism. (or maybe i miss something and they DO promote a veg lifestyle ?)
      Anyway, thats why we so much need sincere ass kickers like PETA and Pamela who stand up for abused animals. Thanks Pammie !

  • Ptah

    Come on people horse are a sing of being strong where iz PETA When u need them
    Well you still have Ptah stand up amdwin
    Godmoney/ptah

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Erin-Elizabeth/566480478 Erin Elizabeth

    congratulations at being linked on PerezHilton ;) )

  • Metoo

    “Horses do not belong in a congested, urban setting where they are constantly breathing exhaust and sharing the streets with cars, buses and taxis.” – but humans do?