Neeson's home picketed by activists

Published Sunday, 20 April 2014
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Actor Liam Neeson's New York home has been picketed by animal rights activists outraged by his support for the city's horse-drawn carriage attractions.

Neeson's home picketed by activists

The Taken star is a longtime opponent of plans by Mayor Bill De Blasio to remove the popular tourist treat and replace the carriages with vintage cars, arguing the move will rob many of their livelihoods.

On Saturday, 50 People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals supporters gathered outside of the actor's home with signs and slogans like "Liam Neeson: Stop Supporting Cruelty!" and "Worked to Death!"

A statement from PETA Senior Vice President Dan Mathews to 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 the protest, and he has not commented on the situation.

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YogaLauren in UK wrote (91 days ago):
@Mairead in Belfast - oh so the owner said they were well cared for? Well that must be true then *eye roll* And btw, horses are not an 'attraction', they're living, breathing, feeling, fearing beings that do not deserve to be exploited for the pleasure of ignorant tourists. As a side note, I do not agree with people picketing Liam Neeson's home despite his views. It's not going to help the cause at all but will make AR activists look like the obtrusive loonies that we're always being accused of.
Mairead in Belfast wrote (93 days ago):
I have been to New York and have traveled in horse drawn carriages, I think it is a lovely attraction in the city, when speaking to the owner of the horse, he assured me they were very well looked after and happy. It would be a shame for the horses, the owners and the people who come for the New York experience. If they weren't their.
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