As many as 50 animal-rights activists recently demonstrated outside Liam Neeson’s Manhattan apartment over disagreement that New York’s carriage horses should continue working.
Neeson did not appear to demonstrator’s, who held up signs with slogans such as “Liam Neeson: Stop Supporting Cruelty!”
The Hollywood star, famous for his roles in action thrillers Taken and Non-Stop, is a known supporter of the city’s carriage-horse industry. Recently, the 61-year-old actor wrote an article for the New York Times titled ‘Carriages belong in Central Park’ voicing his support for the business.
In opposition to the industry, Mayor Bill de Blasio has pledged to ban the carriages and plans to replace them with electric vintage-style cars. Members of the group responsible for the commission of these cars, NYCLASS, joined PETA protesters outside Neeson’s home, saying that it is unethical for the animals to be subjected to traffic, pollution and possible accidents.