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Jimmy Fallon Says Carriage Claims Are Horsefeathers

Written by PETA | March 27, 2014

Jimmy Fallon at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards©

Rest easy, Tonight Show viewers: Jimmy Fallon does not support Liam Neeson’s bizarre tirade to keep horses working as beasts of burden pulling carriages in Manhattan traffic. After Fallon tried to set Neeson at ease with small talk after his illogical on-air outbursts, New York City horse-carriage driver and industry spokesperson Christina Hansen boasted in interviews, “We’ve got Liam Neeson and Jimmy Fallon.” But that was news to Fallon, whose rep confirmed to PETA that he takes no side in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s heroic plan to retire the horses forced to pound the pavement amid sirens and horns.

Oddly, carriage driver Hansen even decried PETA pal P!nk for wanting to adopt one of New York’s beleaguered carriage horses—many of whom have been sent to slaughter by drivers after becoming too weak to pull heavy loads of tourists. But you can officially ignore Hansen’s ravings, animal-loving Fallon fans—and get back to watching his latest lip sync battle!

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  • Carolyn says:

    It’s about time. So cruel. Heat, cold, rain, snow, pollution, injuries, death, etc., etc., etc.

  • mary ann says:

    I don’t know how anyone could not vote to remove those poor horses from NY streets, with cars and horns and walking for hours on cement. The horses should be retired to a safe shelter or farm where they can run on earth and be free from our entrainment torture of all animals. I’m surprised that Fallon didn’t say, I do believe the horses should be retired. They need a good home and not have to hurt from pulling carriages in busy traffic. Ban horse drawn carriages. It is cruel and inhumane.

  • Barbara says:

    WHY in the world does Liam Neesom care about horse carriage rides in New York? If he wants a carriage ride he needs to go out in the COUNTRY! These horses do NOT belong in New York traffic! My opinion of him has just changed!!! (Not impressed). Humans do not ALWAYS have to use animals for their own entertainment, without regard for the health and welfare of the animal. Get over it Liam! Hopefully the horses are going to get to go to the Country!

  • Meera says:

    I don’t think we should blame Jimmy buy we should blame Liam, Liam randomly and inappropriately blurted that out. Jimmy looked shocked and uncomfortable like he didn’t know what to do. Liam on the other hand, seems like a jerk and I won’t even watch his films anymore.

  • [email protected] says:

    Jimmy Fallon certainly should take sides and support the mayor’s efforts to ban horse drawn carriages! Cruel and inhumane!!!!!!

  • Pat Rawlins says:

    It sure SOUNDED like Jimmy was agreeing with Neesom, not pacifying him. Perhaps Jimmy should have said, “I have no official position one way or the other, and would rather talk about your latest movie,” while on air. That might have shut the loudmouth Neesom up. I don’t know who he thinks he is, but is he is just an actor, not the tough guy he portrays in his movies. I wouldn’t walk across the street to see his films now.

  • selene simonson says:

    I saw that show with Liam Neeson and Jimmy Fallon never agreed with him and was clearly uncomfortable with what Liam said, and changed the topic as soon as he could. He’s too much of a nice guy and clearly wont start arguments or debates like David Lettermen does.

  • W. Reed says:

    This is good to hear. I really soured on Fallon when that happened.

  • jonahlang says:

    haha thanks, i actually removed the tonight show from my hulu favorites after that episode

  • Test says:

    I love jimmy fallon!