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Liam Neeson lambastes call
to ban horse-drawn carriages

New York Post, by Andrea Peyser

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Posted By:FlyRight, 1/10/2014 10:21:24 AM

The battle over New York’s carriage horses just got hunkier.Hollywood badass Liam Neeson went one-on-one with killjoy Mayor de Blasio, slamming Hizzoner for vowing to ban the city’s 220-plus clip-clopping, carriage-pulling equines from city streets and Central Park. “They’ll die, you know, darlin,’?” Liam, who at 6-foot-4 can pretty much look the 6-foot-5 mayor in the eye, told me in his gorgeous Northern Irish brogue. The 61-year-old heartthrob interrupted his hectic A-list acting schedule to call me Thursday night, alarmed by de Blasio’s treachery. “It’s criminal!’’ cried Liam. “This is an iconic, historic part of New York. “The horses are incredibly well-treated. They’re regulated

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 1/10/2014 10:25:11 AM     (No. 9686885)

What´s this, and actor with some common sense?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/10/2014 10:32:33 AM     (No. 9686900)

And, who did Liam vote for?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 1/10/2014 10:34:29 AM     (No. 9686903)

Lets see, Liam was a Jedi Master, he trained Batman, and was a super agent who took on the entire Albanian mob and won (twice!). DeBlasio? A third generation Marxist.

Hmmm, I know who´s corner I´m in...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/10/2014 10:47:16 AM     (No. 9686917)

I have a good idea to go along with this...de Blase´ should be assigned to personally follow each carriage with a pooper-scooper and a sack. One missed tidbit and he gets tied to the back of the horse to do a more thorough job...including wipes.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 1/10/2014 11:07:16 AM     (No. 9686946)

He didn´t just get common sense about this. Here is a 2009 piece on his open letter to the NYC City Council in support of the Central Park carriage industry:

http://gothamist.com/2009/01/19/liam_neeson_hates_horses.php

An excerpt:

The world has been waiting to find out where Liam Neeson falls on the whole carriage horse issue, and you can stop holding your breath now, world: the actor has spoken...and PETA isn´t gonna like what he has to say. Last week a story ran in the Irish Echo regarding the New Yorker resident´s public support of the Central Park carriage industry, which came out in a letter to the City Council.

Strong letter quoted in this 2009 article is worth a read now.

Some believe he is a Republican.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 1/10/2014 11:09:13 AM     (No. 9686950)

Re #5, the url for Liam Neeson article stumps me. Here is the headline for that Gothamist article:

Liam Neeson Faces Off With Animal Rights Activists

Neeson is a horseman - he definitely does NOT hate horses.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: hershey, 1/10/2014 11:37:16 AM     (No. 9686980)

It´s all about money...some big time democrap donor to da´ Mayor covets the property where the stables are located to build big time hig cost condominiums.

http://spectator.org/blog/57345/de-blasios-horse-drawn-carriage-ban

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Calico Al, 1/10/2014 11:59:26 AM     (No. 9687005)

Some dem donor has a bunch of cars he can´t sell.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: el zopilote, 1/10/2014 12:02:20 PM     (No. 9687007)

Apparently some developer buddy of
DeBlasio wants the property housing
the horses for apartments.

Nothing´s sacred anymore...its all
about making a buck.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: sabrajet, 1/10/2014 12:07:46 PM     (No. 9687015)

And Liam is an American, as was his late wife, by choice. Not one of those born-here-but-always-unhappy actors who complains that the USA is wrong on all fronts-not like what ever Never-Neverland of Social-Marxist perfection they are hoping we will someday, with there help, become.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Salt5792, 1/10/2014 12:34:59 PM     (No. 9687036)

The Left attacks pet horses and Catholic nuns. Muslim terrorists not so much.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: JimS, 1/10/2014 12:48:35 PM     (No. 9687047)

I think this may explain Liam´s logical and commonsense opposition to DiBlasio´s silly plan to ban horse-drawn carriages:
"Liam lives in upstate New York with his two teenage sons from his marriage to actress Natasha Richardson, who died after a freak skiing accident in Canada in 2009."

So Liam does not live in Hollywood with all the fruits and nuts, and does not live in NYC with knucleheads like Alec Baldwin.

Additionally, Liam is Irish. And many of the carriage drivers in NYC are 1st and 2nd generation Irish.

Go get ´em, Liam!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: starboard, 1/10/2014 5:08:28 PM     (No. 9687319)

Liam can do or say no wrong in my book.
I´m a big fan.

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