(Photo: Splash News Online) Actor Liam Neeson, who is now a resident of New York City, has written a letter to the City Council opposing the attempt to ban horse-drawn carriages.
According to the Irish Echo, the Irish actor writes, "As a horse lover and rider, I am deeply disturbed by the unnecessary and misguided political and extreme rhetoric against the horse-drawn carriage industry.
"As a proud New York resident, I have personally enjoyed the beauty of Central Park on a daily basis for many years, and these horses are an undeniable integral part of that experience."
Neeson goes up against People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Alec Baldwin, among others, who fiercely oppose the carriage trade. They have made a documentary film, Blinders, advocating their position. Pink and rocker Chrissie Hynde also support PETA.
A hearing will be held on the matter January 30.