25.1.09

Liam Neeson Upsets PETA Over Horse Carriage Controversy


Liam Neeson has Pink peeved.



He's also made Chrissie Hynde crabby.



Why are the two singers steamed?



It's over New York's tradition of offering tourists horse-drawn carriages.



Forever in search of a cause, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) group has started a protest over the carriages because of alleged mistreatment of the horses.



Neeson, a self-professed horse person, claims that horses are not mistreated but actually pampered.



"They've been there for a 100 years and they're an iconic part of New York," the actor said. "I know many of these guys and I just hate how the horse-drawn carriage industry is being attacked by animal activists."



"These are the fittest, well-fed, best-kept horses I have ever seen. I'm a horse rider and lover for many years. They have a good life. They work nine-hour days and they have a holiday. Seriously. If you've ever seen these stables... I'd move in tomorrow," Neeson added.



PETA officials responded, saying, "Liam, maybe you're right, let me ponder this for a moment... It does seem like horses would prefer to endure the freezing cold and the panicky booms, noisy traffic, and exhaust fumes of the city over living in a lush pasture."



Guess only Mr. Ed can answer the question.


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