Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Liam Neeson Backs Horse Carriage Industry

Published on March 8, 2014 by   ·   3 Comments Pin It
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ARAN, Ireland’s national animal rights group, has taken aim at Hollywood heavyweight Liam Neeson this week in relation to statements he made that shot down efforts by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, which seeks to introduce legislation that would outlaw horse-drawn carriages there, a first for an NYC elected Mayor.

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“He may be able to act and string lines together, but when it comes to understanding the suffering horses endure in all weather extremes often in suffocating traffic fumes in the carriage trade, sadly Mr Neeson has been a flop,” says ARAN’s John Carmody “The Irish public is commending Mayor de Blasio in his progressive efforts to retire this outdated industry in favor of a New York City that can hold its head up high with streets that do not harbor horse abuse.”

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What is wrong with horse drawn carriages? Every year, the list of accidents involving horse-drawn carriages grows, and horses continue to endure pain and suffering because of this outdated practice. The only way to end this cruelty is to ban it permanently and give these horses the freedom that they deserve. Forcing horses to pull oversized loads isn’t romantic—it’s cruel. Horses are forced to toil in all weather extremes, dodge traffic, and pound the pavement all day long. These gentle animals suffer from respiratory ailments because they breathe in exhaust fumes, and they develop debilitating leg problems from walking on hard surfaces. In some cases, horses have even dropped dead from heatstroke after working in scorching summer heat and humidity.

Neeson just lost a whole lot of hotness points.  Women prefer a man with compassion over braun any day.

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Readers Comments (3)

  1. michelle says:

    Liam Neeson was on The Daily Show last week and among pimping his new movie, he defended the carriage industry. Stewart, who is in favor of the ban, tried to argue the cruelty but Neeson didn’t give up on it saying, …”it was tradition and the horses have a good life…” It was embarrassing. If you must have the experience, go take a carriage ride on your country estate.

  2. NANCY says:

    Although I like Liam Neeson, he seriously needs to mind his own business and worry about the horses in his own country. This industry is neglectful, cruel and abuse and it needs to be shut down.

  3. [...] aware of this abuse going on” in New York’s controversial carriage horse trade. Liam Neeson recently backed the cruel horse carriage industry in the [...]




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