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Now PETA wants to ban horse drawn carriages

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Actress Kristen Johnston is the face on a new campaign for PETA that is attempting to have horse drawn carriage banned.

Johnston appeared nude for the campaign in a Lady Godiva pose per the picture above. Other celebs supporting the cause are Pink, Alec Baldwin, and Chrissie Hynde. The campaign is currently focused on New York, where there are around 100 horse drawn carriages doing the rounds. Johnston says on the matter (via The Gothamist)

“The horses go from this horrible job where they’re pulling people through the streets of Manhattan all day to this tiny jail cell in this building that’s like a cramped parking garage. I’d say to tourists considering coming to New York, there’s so much amazing stuff to do here. But please do something else. I hope within the next year that there are no more horse-drawn carriages.”

Thousands of years of human history, and now PETA wants to ban horse drawn carriages? WTF? No one would argue that some animals may be treated poorly, but if PETA had its way we’d still all be living in caves, or alternatively worshiping animals as gods above humans. Just when you think you’ve seen PETA go to extremes, they out do themselves once again.

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5 Responses to “Now PETA wants to ban horse drawn carriages”

  1. Mike

    What should be done is pass more strict regulations to prevent abuse. I dont see the harm in horse drawn carrages. The hell with PETA!

  2. chrissy

    everyone is all hung about about carriage horses that have to work because it is not a natural setting for a horse, has anyone stopped to think about other animals in the same situation ? like a police dog made to live in a unnatural situation brought on my humans, or a seeing eye dog or a show horse that is hauled around from show to show state to state confined in a small stuffy trailer for sometimes hundreds of miles?NO!!! you dont everyone just seems to be picking on carriage horses and why? look around people alot of animals have human inflicted jobs to full fill that they didnt ask for , and if you ask me animal showing is the worst, those animal get drugged for shows and dragged all over the country to do it, and for what a title? at least the carriage horses are doing what has been bred into them for hundreds of years and just think if your great great great great grand daddy had not done what carriage drivers are doing here today, you more than likely would not be here today , America was built on horse power not police dogs and show horses and puppy mills , those are the animals you should take more pitty on the ones people keep locked away in puppy mills and we cant see there condition and are bred heat after heat after heat, but you dont people think nothing of dropping a thousand dollars on a tea cup yorkie from a puppy mill.look at the big picture , i think changes should be made , i am from st.louis and am a carriage driver , i recently went to new york city and didnt like all of what i saw or was told concerning the carriage horses, i do not agree that the horses should be kept in warehouses with no turn out, i do not think the drivers are the best as i saw them do very risky driving that i would never do, i did meet one young man when i was in central park driving a horse named dream and he really seemed like he liked his horse alot and no he was not trying to cash in on a dollar with me trying to act like he liked his horse, all carriage driving is not bad. and remember a old saying my mom tought me about horses when i was very young , its never the horse its human error , maybe if the drivers drove better and obeyed the traffic rules less accidents would occur, i have been driving in downtown st.louis for almost 11 years and between companies we have has 3 accidents in that time .maybe new york has the problem but not everyone!!

    my horse curley i drive has a great life he is more spoiled than my 4 personal pet horses that do nothing but strand around and eat and horses are like people , it would get quite boring just sitting around doing nothing and eating all day right ? same for horses they want a purpose and something to do as well , though if you take advantage of them yes you can ruin the spirit of a great and noble creature such as the horse.curley works 4 days a week and after 4 weeks of working 4 days he vacations for 2 complete weeks , he is treated respectfully , lovingly and like my friend not my work horse , so all in all, maybe new york has a problem but eveyone doesnt.

  3. chrissy

    everyone is all hung about about carriage horses that have to work because it is not a natural setting for a horse, has anyone stopped to think about other animals in the same situation ? like a police dog made to live in a unnatural situation brought on my humans, or a seeing eye dog or a show horse that is hauled around from show to show state to state confined in a small stuffy trailer for sometimes hundreds of miles?NO!!! you dont everyone just seems to be picking on carriage horses and why? look around people alot of animals have human inflicted jobs to full fill that they didnt ask for , and if you ask me animal showing is the worst, those animal get drugged for shows and dragged all over the country to do it, and for what a title? at least the carriage horses are doing what has been bred into them for hundreds of years and just think if your great great great great grand daddy had not done what carriage drivers are doing here today, you more than likely would not be here today , America was built on horse power not police dogs and show horses and puppy mills , those are the animals you should take more pitty on the ones people keep locked away in puppy mills and we cant see there condition and are bred heat after heat after heat, but you dont people think nothing of dropping a thousand dollars on a tea cup yorkie from a puppy mill.look at the big picture , i think changes should be made , i am from st.louis and am a carriage driver , i recently went to new york city and didnt like all of what i saw or was told concerning the carriage horses, i do not agree that the horses should be kept in warehouses with no turn out, i do not think the drivers are the best as i saw them do very risky driving that i would never do, i did meet one young man when i was in central park driving a horse named dream and he really seemed like he liked his horse alot and no he was not trying to cash in on a dollar with me trying to act like he liked his horse, all carriage driving is not bad. and remember a old saying my mom tought me about horses when i was very young , its never the horse its human error , maybe if the drivers drove better and obeyed the traffic rules less accidents would occur, i have been driving in downtown st.louis for almost 11 years and between companies we have has 3 accidents in that time .maybe new york has the problem but not everyone!!

    my horse curley i drive has a great life he is more spoiled than my 4 personal pet horses that do nothing but strand around and eat and horses are like people , it would get quite boring just sitting around doing nothing and eating all day right ? same for horses they want a purpose and something to do as well , though if you take advantage of them yes you can ruin the spirit of a great and noble creature such as the horse.curley works 4 days a week and after 4 weeks of working 4 days he vacations for 2 complete weeks , he is treated respectfully , lovingly and like my friend not my work horse , so all in all, maybe new york has a problem but eveyone doesnt.

  4. Kimberly

    seems as though we could effect a compromise on the issue and build out a proper stable for the horses at central park … more of a meadow for them to romp on, rather than their present shabby digs … just a thought.