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Irish actor Liam Neeson supports his campaign to save horse-driven carriages in New York City by writing a positive supportive column in a newspaper.
Famous actor is a longtime opponent of those who desire to put away popular tourist attraction and replace it with vintage cars. His reason goes to drivers who will lose their jobs and livelihoods.
Therefore, he has recently invited New York City Major Bill De Blasio to visit the stables where they keep the horses in order to see that they are not being mistreated. However, the politician turned the offer down.
The actor has taken further actions to make him visit the stables by writing an elaborate column in the New York Times.
He wrote in the article, “It has been my experience, always, that horses, much like humans, are at their happiest and healthiest when working. Horses have been pulling from the beginning of time. It is what they have been bred to do…”
“Horses and their caretakers work together to earn a decent livelihood in New York, as they have for hundreds of years. New York’s horse-carriage trade is a humane industry that is well regulated…”
“Before we lose this signature element of New York’s culture and history – instantly recognisable to the millions of tourists who visit our city and contribute to its economy – the least the mayor can do is come down to the stables and see how the horses are cared for.
I urge Mr. de Blasio to meet the working men and women whose jobs are at stake and to start a dialogue that will safeguard a future for the horses that the majority of New Yorkers want.”