Jillian Michaels Hits Horse-Drawn Carriage Hackline to Urge Tourists to Skip Rides

Fitness Guru Supports Mayor's Plan to Retire Horses

For Immediate Release:
September 15, 2015

Moira Colley 202-482-7382

New YorkJillian Michaels will visit Central Park on Wednesday—not to lead a pack of joggers but to urge tourists to skip the horse-drawn carriage rides. Michaels and other members of PETA will talk to passersby across from the Plaza Hotel and urge them not to support an industry that forces horses to pull heavy loads through exhaust-filled streets in all weather extremes. Michaels, a longtime equestrian, is a vocal supporter of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to retire the horses to sanctuaries and has even offered to adopt one.

“I love horses and hate seeing them reduced to beasts of burden in one of my favorite cities,” says Michaels.

When:  Wednesday, September 16, 2–2:30 p.m.

Where: The public plaza at the northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and 60th Street, New York

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