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Jillian Michaels adds her voice to NYC carriage debate

"They do not belong in congested city traffic on the streets of Manhattan," Michaels says of the carriage horses.
By Annie Martin Follow @littlemannie   |   April 29, 2014 at 3:12 PM
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NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) -- Jillian Michaels has added her voice to the New York City horse-drawn carriage debate.

The 40-year-old Biggest Loser trainer joins Alec Baldwin, Lea Michele, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, and countless other activists in their fight to ban the city's iconic horse-drawn carriages. Their objection is based on claims that the horses are mistreated.

Michaels was spotted at a PETA-sponsored anti-carriage rally outside City Hall on Monday. She cares for three rescued horses at her farm in California, and expressed her willingness to adopt another.

"[The horses] do not belong in congested city traffic on the streets of Manhattan," she asserted at the protest.

Michaels and the anti-carriage movement are opposed by Liam Neeson and others who believe the carriages cause no harm.

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