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Chrissie leads carriage protest  

Chrissie Hynde took part in a protest in New York

She may have married in a romantic horse-drawn carriage in New York in the 80s, but rocker Chrissie Hynde is now changing her tune.

The Pretenders' frontwoman led a protest against the horse-drawn carriages at Central Park by People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals (PETA), encouraging tourists not to be taken for a ride and supporting a Bill, which seeks to ban horse-drawn carriages in the city.

"I got hitched in a Central Park carriage, but now I'm calling for a carriage-horse ban," Chrissie said.

"Learning about how horses have died in accidents and seeing their pathetic night stalls got me to change my tune about carriage horses. I love horses and hate seeing them reduced to beasts of burden in one of my favourite cities in the world."

Chrissie joins P!nk, who's also campaigning for horse-drawn carriages to be banned.

"It honestly hurts my heart when I think of what those horses must be feeling, as far as anxiety and fear, and how unnatural and wrong it is for these animals to have blinders on, trotting up and down on concrete, while taxis blare and people scream," said the 28-year-old singer.

"It's absolutely unnatural and ignorant of us to continue this outdated tradition. What about this is romantic?"

Coalition To Ban
Horse-Drawn Carriages

A Committee of the Coalition For New York City Animals, Inc.

The Coalition for
NYC Animals, Inc.

P.O. Box 20247
Park West Station
New York, NY 10025


To honor
Bobby II Freedom
previously known as Billy
ID# 2873 rescued by the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages and Equine Advocates on June 25, 2010 from the New Holland auctions.

In memory of
Lilly Rose O'Reilly
previously known
as Dada ID# 2711
R.I.P.August, 2007