Neeson’s Home Attacked By Animal Rights Activists

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Animal rights activists attacked actor Liam Neeson’s home in New York, after he showed support for the city’s horse-drawn carriage tradition.

The actor is a longtime opponent of plans by Mayor Bill De Blasio to put an end to the city’s popular tourist attraction, and replace the horse-drawn carriages with old cars. He argued the change will affect many people and their livelihoods.

50 People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals supporters gathered outside his home with signs and slogans saying “Liam Neeson: Stop Supporting Cruelty!” and “Worked to Death!” on Saturday, April 19.

Senior Vice President Dan Mathews from PETA, released a statement on GossipCop.com that reads,

“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.”

Neeson did not appear during their visit and still hasn’t commented on the situation.

Liam recently wrote an open letter for the Mayor Blasio in the New York Times with the headline stating ‘Carriages belong in Central Park’.

“New York’s horse carriages have made an estimated six million trips in traffic over the last 30 years. In that time, just four horses have been killed as a result of collisions with motor vehicles, with no human fatalities,”

he wrote.

 

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  • Alfred Ferguson

    Excellent actor– sensitive, imaginative, highly intelligent, gifted.

    But as sympathizer toward the pain and suffering of animals, not so much. He is like most humans in that regard.

    Most of us are oblivious, uncaring, dullards of perception to the world of pain and distress endured by “those beneath us”–because such as they cannot speak or cry out in a communication modality that we can grasp or understand.

    Therefore, we. . .just. . .don’t. . .care.

    • Craig Lewis

      I’ve owned and been around horses for a long time.
      I disagree that it is cruel to have them draw carriages. I believe horses like having a job and a routine, which is why they are so EASILY trained for these jobs. Horses are stubborn creatures. It is difficult to get them to do what they don’t want to do. “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink”.
      PETA is showing their cards here – – – they would rather these horses be turned into dog food than they work for men. Nobody will keep and feed and accept the large cost of caring for horses if they aren’t allowed to put them to work.
      There was a time that I was a fan of PETA; but as extremists took over, like the EPA, they have become terrorist groups using any means to get their way.