Liam Neeson’s last quote about American parents being too overprotective with their children was upsetting to some people to read, but tolerable. I’m really curious to see what everyone thinks about this next quote.
As someone who was born and raised in NYC, I am wholeheartedly opposed to the horse drawn carriage industry. My husband proposed to me on one of those carriages, so I can understand the sentimental value they might have to some – residents and tourists alike. But when our little trip was over, I turned to him and said, "Don’t ever take me on one of those again."
Here is the actor attempting to make people see the necessity of keeping the horse drawn carriages in tact.
"As a horse lover and rider, I am deeply disturbed by the unnecessary
and misguided political and extreme rhetoric against the horse-drawn
"As a proud New York resident, I have personally enjoyed the beauty of
Central Park on a daily basis for many years, and these horses are an
undeniable integral part of that experience."
Two weeks ago, my husband and I took a little vacation sans kids and spent a few nights at a hotel right off of Central Park. Our window view WAS the park, and when we were in the room, we would look out and watch the activity. The horse lineup is SO SAD. They stand there for hours and hours in the freezing cold just waiting to walk. It’s not a booming industry where one horse after another is walking. No, it could be several hours before a horse actually is allowed to walk. We were JUST talking about how soon it will come to an end… because it’s not soon enough.
They should replace the horses with replicas of old cars from the 20s and 30s. You can still make the ride magical and entertaining – without the misuse of these animals. Sorry for the rant, but I feel very passionate about this.