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Martina Navratilova goes after NYC's horse carriage industry

Tennis Hall of Famer Martina Navratilova is a PETA member and her latest target is a New York tradition. After a video surfaced of ahorse-drawn carriage driver shouting homophobic and racist slurs, Navratilova used that incident to push for the carriages to be removed from the streets.

18 July 2012
Tennis Hall of Famer Martina Navratilova is a PETA member and her latest target is a New York tradition. After a video surfaced of ahorse-drawn carriage driver shouting homophobic and racist slurs, Navratilova used that incident to push for the carriages to be removed from the streets.

Tennis Hall of Famer Martina Navratilova is a PETA member and her latest target is a New York tradition.

After a video surfaced of a horse-drawn carriage driver shouting homophobic and racist slurs, Navratilova used that incident to push for the carriages to be removed from the streets.

The tennis superstar sent the video and a letter to New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn to spur her to help phase out the carriages.

"We share a heightened sense of responsibility in fighting the callous disregard that many have for animal suffering because we have experienced a similar disregard for the cruelty that we ourselves have faced. You are a champion of gay rights; won't you extend your compassion to the city's beleaguered working animals? These animals have been stripped of all their rights and have been denied the opportunity to fulfill their natural instincts."

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