NEW YORK (February 28, 2014) Actor Liam Neeson says he's "a little bit pissed off" at New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for wanting to shut down the city’s horse-drawn carriage industry.
Neeson made the comment during an appearance on "The Daily Show,” complaining to host John Stewart that critics have put out false information about how the horses are treated.
He said the carriage drivers treat the horses like their own children.
De Blasio has declared his intention to shut down the industry, saying it's inhumane to keep horses in modern-day Manhattan.
The Democrat wants to replace them with electric cars.
Carriage drivers say shutting down the stables would have the unintended effect of eliminating a rare outlet for surplus horses, which means they'll be sent to the slaughterhouse faster.