Kristin Chenoweth Says Nay to Horse Drawn Carriages in NYC - NYCLASS

Kristin Chenoweth Says Nay to Horse Drawn Carriages in NYC

Kristin Chenoweth lent her voice today to the growing number of New Yorkers who believe that horses have no place on the city's traffic-congested streets.

14 March 2012
After walking by the horses alongside Central Park, Chenoweth tweeted on Monday, “What can do about gettin the horse carriages stopped in Central Park. Just [sic] walked by. The horses are MISERABLE.” She added, “The horses take ‘rests’ on each FOOT. Who controls this? I call abuse.”

Star Tweets: "The Horses are MISERABLE"

Kristin Chenoweth lent her voice today to the growing number of New Yorkers who believe that horses have no place on the city's traffic-congested streets.

After walking by the horses alongside Central Park, Chenoweth tweeted on Monday, "What can do about gettin the horse carriages stopped in Central Park. Just [sic] walked by. The horses are MISERABLE." She added, "The horses take ‘rests' on each FOOT. Who controls this? I call abuse."

In an effort to end thispractice, Chenoweth tweeted that she would write a letter to City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. Current legislation pending in the City Council would phase out the horse-drawn carriages and replace them with turn-of-the-century vintage-replica cars. The bill, Intro 86A, is co-sponsored by 15 Members of the City Council.

Quinn has thus far refused to advance the legislation.

Chenoweth is the latest celebrity to call for an end to the carriage industry. Anjelica Huston, Debra Messing, Lea Michele, Kathy Najimy and others have come out against horse-drawn carriages.

Huston currently has an open letter to Quinn calling for her to support a pilot program aimed at phasing in the electric vintage-replica cars to replace the carriages. The letter can be found on the website of NYCLASS, ananimal welfare and advocacy organization that has been leading the effort to phase out<http://www.stophorseabuse.com/> horse-drawn carriages from Central Park.

Chenoweth tweeted, "NYCLASS I'm with you."

Carly Marie Knudson, Executive Director of NYCLASS, thanked Ms. Chenoweth for her advocacy. "Today Ms. Chenoweth proved that her grace goes far beyond the screen."

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