Liam Neeson writes editorial on carriage horses

Liam Neeson writes editorial on carriage horses

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NEW YORK (AP) - Actor Liam Neeson is again speaking out against New York City's plan to ban horse-drawn carriages.

In a New York Times editorial Tuesday, Neeson says he sees the proposal "as a class issue" that threatens the livelihoods of carriage drivers and stable hands.

Neeson again appealed to Mayor Bill de Blasio to visit the stables and see how the horses are cared for.

He says the city's horse-carriage trade is a humane industry that is well regulated by the city health and consumer affairs departments. He says it has a remarkable safety record.

On Friday, de Blasio said he expected the City Council to ban the practice by year's end.

Neeson has lived the city for over 20 years.

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