actor Lea Michele is raising her voice against the cruelty of horse-drawn carriages. In a
shocking undercover video, Lea exposes the harsh conditions that these
overworked horses are subjected to—all day, every day. The native New Yorker
also posed with a rescued horse for a gorgeous PETA ad to help spread the
message that horses don't belong in traffic.
"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," Lea says. "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." This tortured life
is a sad reality for the horses who are used to pull carriages.
During their workday, these horses
are forced into dangerous traffic, where they develop respiratory ailments from
inhaling exhaust fumes and debilitating leg problems from pounding the hard
pavement. They constantly weave between cars and are often spooked by loud
noises on the streets. As a result, accidents sometimes occur in which many horses and people are seriously
injured or even killed.
When not working, these horses are confined to cramped stalls in which they are
unable to turn around, stretch their legs, or even lie down comfortably. Don't
get taken for a ride. Join Lea and countless others in boycotting horse-drawn
For more information and to take
action, please visit NY-Class.org.
Watch Lea's video exposé now, and click here to see an exclusive
behind-the-scenes interview from her PETA photo shoot.
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