Protesters gather outside Liam Neeson's home - FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com

Protesters gather outside Liam Neeson's home

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - The escalating debate over carriage horses in New York City has gotten personal.

Dozens of protestors gathered outside actor Liam Neeson's Upper West Side condo on Saturday to take the issue right to his door.

Neeson is a supporter of the horses staying on the streets, but PETA and Mayor Bill de Blasio want them gone.

Standing in a straight line outside the actors condo, demonstrators held signs criticizing Liam Neeson's position that city carriage horses should keep working.

“It's time for Liam Neeson to stop spreading misinformation and stop supporting this industry” said one PETA activist.

The protestors along with Mayor Bill de Blasio are pushing to retire the horses in favor of replacing them with electric vintage-style cars

Liam Neeson has embraced a new role as supporter of the city's carriage horse industry

In March, Neeson showed up at the stables and last week he penned an op ed in the NY Times noting a recent poll showing a majority of New Yorkers do not support a carriage horse ban.

Colm Mckeever, who has driven a carriage for 25 years, doesn't think tourists and customers are interested in the replacement cars.

“It's just awful, a stressful situation to be in” said McKeever. “The horses as everyone can see are in great shape.. It's our livelihoods.. “

The issue has not come up for a vote within New York City Council yet.

Legislation is still being crafted.

  • Queens NewsQueens NewsMore>>

  • NYC Council bill to make kids' fast food healthier

    NYC Council bill to make kids' fast food healthier

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:09:22 GMT
    Happy Meals might soon need to get healthier.  A New York City councilman is introducing legislation that would set stricter nutritional standards for meals served with toys.
    Happy Meals might soon need to get healthier.  A New York City councilman is introducing legislation that would set stricter nutritional standards for meals served with toys.
  • Five Guys offers bacon milkshakes

    Five Guys offers bacon milkshakes

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:47:08 GMT
    Burger chain Five Guys is testing the adage that everything tastes better with bacon. It is rolling out a customizable milkshake program and along with bananas, peanut butter, Oreo cookies, salted caramel, you can chose bacon.  Yes that's right: a bacon milkshake.
    Burger chain Five Guys is testing the adage that everything tastes better with bacon. It is rolling out a customizable milkshake program and along with bananas, peanut butter, Oreo cookies, salted caramel, you can chose bacon.  Yes that's right: a bacon milkshake.
  • Cardinal, leaders meet about NYPD-community relations

    Cardinal, leaders meet about NYPD-community relations

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:43:05 GMT
    Timothy Cardinal Dolan gathered religious and city leaders with the focus of how to ease tensions between police and the community in advance of this Saturday's march to protest the death of Eric Garner. Some of the leaders in this group are rarely photographed together, let alone seated at the same table. But they were brought together over concerns about possible protest violence by the cardinal, one of the most powerful figures in the city and who commands respect across the board.
    Timothy Cardinal Dolan gathered religious and city leaders with the focus of how to ease tensions between police and the community in advance of this Saturday's march to protest the death of Eric Garner. Some of the leaders in this group are rarely photographed together, let alone seated at the same table. But they were brought together over concerns about possible protest violence by the cardinal, one of the most powerful figures in the city and who commands respect across the board.
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices