[Ed. – Hey, wasn’t he going to leave the Big Apple?]
Animal rights group PETA released a video Monday culling celebrity support for Mayor BIll de Blasio’s campaign against horse-drawn carriages in NYC.
The two-plus-minute piece includes singers Pink and Lea Michele, actors Alec Baldwin and Peter Dinklage, and other high-profile stars who back de Blasio’s proposed ban.
Whenever she sees a carriage horse, Pink says in the video, “with its nose in the tailpipe of a cab and the blinders on and all the pollution and the congestion and the traffic and the noise, it just hurts my heart.”
The clip makes clear that many well-known New Yorkers have spoken about the issue over years. Footage of celebrities interacting with journalists — Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders addressing the horses’ “little cement box” living conditions — joins commentary directed toward fans — Baldwin in character on “30 Rock” referencing the “rolling torture wagons”.