PETA Honorary Director Pamela Anderson was in New York City this weekend asking people to choose cool cars over cruel carriages. Pam posed in a beautiful 1936 Lincoln convertible, promoting Intro. 86, a New York City Council bill that would replace controversial horse-drawn carriages with charming eco-friendly classic cars.
Unlike horses, cars don't suffer when they are forced to work in all weather extremes. At the end of the day, cars don't mind being parked in a garage, while horses mind very much being crammed into tiny stalls, unable even to lie down comfortably.
Glee star Lea Michele, a vocal opponent of horse-drawn carriages, tweeted to Pam her support for Intro. 86: "I'm in NY (New York) right now and it is devastating to see these horses on these busy streets at all hours. Wish this would end…."
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If Intro. 86 passes, carriage drivers will get first dibs on jobs as drivers of the romantic classic cars. And long-suffering horses will get first dibs on a well-deserved retirement. Sign PETA's petition asking the New York City Council to ban horse-drawn carriages.
Written by Michelle Sherrow