Alicia Silverstone recently invited "Glee" actress Lea Michele to be a guest writer on her vegan/eco-themed site "The Kind Life" — and the 24-year-old's first article hit hard at the New York City horse-drawn carriage industry.
"I know people may not understand — maybe they just want to take their kids for a ride through Central Park, but trust me, you'll do better for your kids if you take them for a walk!" she writes. "Sometimes I wish I could just go and set them free on some sunny field somewhere where they could just roam free and run around all day. I know that sounds cheesy but if you saw them, trust me, you would want to do the same."
Michele, who is a vegan and PETA supporter like Silverstone, cites the horses' working conditions and lack of proper food, water or care as reasons for abolishing the age-old tradition.
"Like I said, some people just don't understand the severity of this situation, so it’s our job to spread the word in a loving way," she continues. "If you're traveling to NYC and see these sweet creatures, give them a pet and send them some love, and hope that this will end soon."