Pamela Anderson urges fans to back ban on horse-drawn carriages

Updated: Nov 07, 2011, 15:17 PM IST

Washington: Pamela Anderson is urging her fans to back a campaign for banning horse-drawn carriages in New York, after a second mare died within two weeks.

The ardent animal rights supporter wants her fans to join her and ‘Glee’ star Lea Michele in signing an online petition for the New Yorkers for ‘Clean, Livable and Safe Streets organisation’ in a bid to persuade Mayor Michael Bloomberg to outlaw the traditional carriage ride.

Two horses reportedly collapsed within two weeks while transporting passengers across Manhattan and the former Baywatch beauty wants something to be done about it before the tourist attraction claims the life of another mammal.

“For the second time in less than two weeks, a carriage horse has collapsed on a Manhattan street,” Contactmusic quoted her as writing in a post on her Facebook.com page

“Horses do not belong in a congested, urban setting where they are constantly breathing exhaust and sharing the streets with cars, buses and taxis,” she added.

ANI