It appears that Lea Michele has found her pet cause.

The 24-year-old, who plays Rachel Berry on the hit television series "Glee," has once again stepped in front of the cameras for PETA to protest horse-drawn carriage rides in New York City.

"Imagine for a moment that you're forced to do hard physical labor all day, seven days a week — whether it's sweltering hot or freezing cold outside," the committed vegan says. "At the end of the day, instead of relaxing on [an] easy chair or sleeping in a comfortable bed, you are locked in a tiny closet all night long."

Back in September '09, Lea appeared in her first horse carriage campaign for PETA with the tagline "Buck Cruelty: Say No To Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides." Late last year, she also guest-blogged on Alicia Silverstone's The Kind Life site on the topic.

”My biggest trouble these days are the poor horses in Central Park," she wrote. "Living in New York City, I see them sadly standing on the sides of busy streets with their heads right in the asses of the horse right in front of them! They walk in the rain, snow, and heat, pulling people all day long, rarely getting proper food, water or care.”

Check out Lea's new video and ad for PETA below!

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Lea Michele fronts new PETA campaign
'Glee' actress urges New York City to stop horse-drawn carriage rides.