Glee actor and PETA supporter Lea Michele is once again showing that she’s got a heart to match her lovely voice by calling for an end to the “dangerous” and “scary” horse-drawn carriage industry in new video and print PSAs for PETA. Horses who are forced to pull carriages endure long workdays while exposed to extreme temperatures and dangerous traffic and are often denied adequate rest, water, and food.
Lea sat down for an interview with PETA to discuss the miserable conditions that she’s seen these animals endure, and she hopes that others will join her in the campaign to shut down the horse-drawn carriage industry.
This isn’t the first time that Lea has spoken out for horses—she appeared in another PETA ad against the horse-drawn carriage industry back when she was starring in Spring Awakening on Broadway and saw horses toiling at New York’s Central Park. The multitalented star is also a vegan (she credits her healthy diet with giving her the energy to keep up with her bubbly Glee character, Rachel) and is a vocal opponent of fur.
Written by Michelle Kretzer