Hear Kathy Najimy and Dan Finnerty’s ‘Ode to Horses’

For Immediate Release:
February 14, 2020

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

New York – Just in time for Valentine’s Day—which is the most popular day of the year for horse-drawn carriage rides in Central Park—married comic stars Kathy Najimy and Dan Finnerty have teamed up with PETA for a new power ballad parody, “A Valentine’s Day Ode to Horses,” which urges lovers to skip the cruel tourist attraction. The 90-second spoof is available here.

“These horses are mistreated / stuck in traffic all day long / with car exhaust and loud honking horns / and me singing this song,” sings Finnerty. “They’re working crazy-ass hours a day / whether in snow or rain / Then at night, they’re crammed into stables so small / it’s inhu-freakin’-mane!” Najimy chimes in with “Get it—mane? It’s a horse.”

Najimy, a longtime PETA supporter, previously teamed up with the group—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview—for a video exposing the cruelty of the horse-drawn carriage trade. More information is available here.

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