Lea Michele, vegan actress and star of the hit TV show Glee, speaks up for the horses that are confined to the carriage industry of New York City. The media portrays this practice as a fun family experience, but the truth is much less innocuous.
These horses are forced to pull heavy loads through traffic and breathe dangerous exhaust fumes during the hottest days and coldest nights. They spend their off-hours in cramped, feces-infested stalls where they are often tied to their troughs and have little room to turn around or even stretch out.
These rides can be found year-round, not only in New York City, but cities and towns across the country. Please boycott this harsh practice.
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