Liam Neeson Protested by Horse Advocates at NYC Condo

For Immediate Release:
April 21, 2014

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

New York – Holding signs reading, “Liam Neeson, Stop Supporting Cruelty,” members of PETA greeted residents and passersby in front of the actor’s condo building amid posters of New York City carriage accidents that have left horses dead and people in the hospital. Neeson has been on a public tirade to keep horses pounding the streets of New York for the carriage industry, and now fed-up horse advocates have brought the debate home.

Neeson is the only star fighting for the dangerous horse-drawn carriage trade. Peter Dinklage, Lea Michele, Wendy Williams, P!nk, and others appear in this new PETA video supporting the move to retire the horses.

“Neeson and his carriage cronies—who are working with horse-slaughter proponents—are willfully misleading the public about the routine cruelty that horses in New York’s carriage industry endure,” says PETA Senior Vice President Dan Mathews.

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