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Lea Michele: Horses Don't Belong in Traffic!

Lea Michele: Horses Don't Belong in Traffic!

Lea Michele poses with a rescue horse in this new ad for Peta boycotting horse drawn carriages.

“Imagine for a moment that you’re forced to do hard physical labor all day, seven days a week—whether it’s sweltering hot or freezing cold outside,” the 24-year-old Glee actress said.

“At the end of the day, instead of relaxing on [an] easy chair or sleeping in a comfortable bed, you are locked in a tiny closet all night long,” Lea added.

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# 1
Not Gulllible @ 01/04/2011 at 5:26 pm

Wasn’t this little girl sleeping with a much older man boss type figure?
God Bless the Jolie Pitts. Everyone else can suck it.

# 2

@Not Gulllible:
no idea what you’re talking about. obviously you don’t know anything about her.

# 3

how about I boycott her show.. this b@tch is a diva.. I’ve heard nothing but terrible stories about her.

# 4

That’s fantastic that she’s making her voice heard for this cause. I really hope it helps!

# 5

@stiff
i had a plesant surprise with her, not a fan of the show, but saw her in new york and she was polite and sweet.
and i agree with her about the horses cause.

# 6

What they do with the horses after they’ve been out all day should be changed. I don’t think they should stop the rides. But, imagine working 7 days a week in the sweltering heat or the freezing cold? PEOPLE do that everyday. Children do it too and are sometimes beaten at the end of the day. In fact there are NYC workers who work their butt off all day and don’t have an easy chair to relax in. There are people who do it everyday to build the sets on GLEE that Lea sits in hair and make-up for, reads a script and then prances around the set which she gets paid TONS for…more than the people who help make her look good. I’m an animal lover and the horses being locked up is wrong but I can’t support this particular cause. It’s a NYC staple. If they stop the rides, the horses will just be locked up somewhere else unfortunately. Or they’ll be at the circus. Or they’ll be put to sleep. Sadly, there are people who just simply don’t care. If they’re being taken care of then leave it alone.

# 7

Her photo looks so photoshopped. HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGES BOYCOT FTW.

# 8

As long as the horses are cared for, Vet checked, and treated humanly they should be working in Central Park. The only time they are “in traffic” is when they are going to their stable.
And someone wise up these actors-PETA is one of the worst ‘animal rights’ groups. They don’t believe in service animals for the disabled/blind.. They don’t believe anyone should own a companion animal. And many times the animals they rescue are euthanized…

# 9

This is so stupid…horses from the beginning of time have been doing hard labor…they were made physically strong for that purpose…PETA is so annoying…see about real suffering human beings before you try to help animals who are in no way being ill treated!

Horses don’t lie down to sleep. ~eyeroll~

@Anon humans work in hot & cold weather conditions too, but horses are most comfortable at 50 degrees. that’s like room temperature to them. they shouldn’t have much trouble working in the winter for they can stay warm with just their winter coat in freezing cold weather (unless they’re pampered show horses). but i can’t imagine the horses doing this in the hot summer. in 80 or 90 degree weather my horses are in the barn, in the shade with fans blowing on them. they may be working animals, but it’s always so much hotter on black top let alone a city & when you weigh 1200 pounds and have hair. just because humans can do something doesn’t mean it’s absolutely certain that it’s safe for a horse to do it.

the stabling is horrific as well. i didn’t realize that they’re basically kept in crappy apartment buildings.
while i don’t think stopping the carriage rides all together is necessary, the care and stabling for the horses should be taken more seriously. these are hard working animals that need a comfortable life outside of work in order to have a fulfilling life. also, putting them in the middle of traffic full of arrogant drivers can’t be safe.

Why do celebs not get that PETA is a horrible organization? Even if they stop horse drawn carriages, PETA will probably just end up killing them anyway. They kill thousands of animals a year and find homes for maybe 10.

It’s great that Lea wants to help animals, but associating with PETA is not the way to go about it.

Listen to mayday parade @ 01/04/2011 at 6:35 pm

But it’s still ok to ride them…. Nope all or nothing :/

@Amber V: They often do.
Horses are able to stand and sleep but a happy horse will totally lie down and stretch out at night. Stalls should be 12 x 12.
End of story.

horses-drawn carriages have been the mode of transportation of humankind for hundreds of years. armies have fought battles on them too. horses are built for hard labor. fine, they probably don’t belong in new york but they will be used for transportation and labor no matter what. next thing you know, peta will ban the use of carabaos in plowing fields in southeast asia that has been the practice of farmers for hundreds of years. peta is so dumb.

@czar:
Totally wrong Czar.
Horses are turned out in fields and given days off.
I walk past these horses often and can tell they are exhausted, abused and often lame. They are pushing the envelope for a long time now.
A few years ago, they cracked down on them but they’ve been up to no good again. These horses need time off and days off, a proper stall and days out of the city.

she’s so ugly, so jewish eww

i’m with her on this, even if i don’t agree with PETA all the time.
and she looks great btw.

cantstandher @ 01/04/2011 at 8:16 pm

she is super annoying and fug

I actually agree with PETA (and Lea, I guess) about this. Those horses live a really demeaning life. PETA whines about everything in the world, but for once, it’s legitimate!

love her, and she is right i feel sorry for these animals, they are not properly taken care of.

PETA is so whack, I’m so sick of seeing their ads. 97% kill rate

Horus so sweet!!! sould her dating hourse and wedding

To Amber V – yes, when they are exhausted, horses DO lie down to reduce the strain on their legs – especially after ALL day long.

Sorry but horse drawn carriages happen not only in New York but everywhere for centuries now. I highly doubt this horses work 24/7 as most don’t really ride this horses. I seen a couple of them in New York every single day and they’re always treated well and fed well. PETA just don’t like the idea that they are being used as transportation, but its no different when one owns a horse and rides it freely. Stupid organization and stupid members

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