As ever-more people
join PETA and New Yorkers for Clean, Livable Safe Streets (NYCLASS) in calling for a ban on New York’s horse-drawn carriages, Alec Baldwin is
taking advocacy for horses to primetime.
In an upcoming episode of 30 Rock, people across the country will hear Alec’s character, Jack Donaghy, call horse-drawn carriages “rolling torture wagons for nature’s most dignified creature.” That’s
the perfect way to describe the disgusting little business that forces horses
to trudge along in all weather extremes, inhaling exhaust fumes and risking
becoming one of the horses who are killed or injured by cars.
Here’s what Alec had to say about the
“Rolling torture wagons for nature’s most dignified creature.” That’s
how my 30 Rock character Jack Donaghy
describes horse-drawn carriages, and it’s why I agreed to appear in a scene
featuring a carriage. It reflects my personal belief that New York should join
Toronto, London, and Paris in outlawing hansom cabs from city centers. I’ve
been speaking out with PETA against the cruelty of horse-drawn carriages for
decades, and I’m thrilled that Intro. 86A, the bill to replace the carriages
with eco-friendly classic replica cars, has garnered so much support in the City
Council. I urge New Yorkers to contact their City Council members in support of
the ban and people around the country to sign NYCLASS’ petition.
make like Kenneth the
page and do as Mr. Donaghy says. If you live in New York, please contact your City Council
representatives and urge them to pass
Intro. 86A. If you are outside New York, please sign NYCLASS’ petition to ban horse-drawn
Article source: PETA Files