PETA finds a helping hand in the fight against carriage horses
Jan 7, 2011
Those who visit New York City often partake in one of the metropolis' most notable tourist attractions - a horse-drawn carriage ride. However, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) would prefer they didn't.
The animal rights organization is campaigning to put an end to the activity and has recruited Lea Michele, star of the hit Fox show Glee, to help them.
"Imagine for a moment that you're forced to do hard physical labor all day, seven days a week - whether it's sweltering hot or freezing cold outside," Michele said in a statement through PETA. "At the end of the day, instead of relaxing on [an] easy chair or sleeping in a comfortable bed, you are locked in a tiny closet all night long."
Both the performer and the nonprofit are asking for people to boycott the activity in order to put it to put a stop to it completely.
New York isn't the only city to offer horse-drawn carriage rides. Chicago and Boston have scores of companies which provide this service.