Lea Michele Will Leave New York If We Don’t Ban Horse & Carriage Rides

War horse, indeed

Lea Michele, the pint-size diva of Glee and New Years Eve–Best movie of 2011? Discuss…–has given the city an ultimatum. Either this wallpaper goes, or she does. And by “wallpaper” we mean “carriages that use horses for labor.”

Tant pis, Ms. Michele!!

On her Twitter today, the star announced: “”New York, u know how much I love you. But if I see another horse & carriage struggling in this winter weather I may not be able 2 be here.”

This is quite a bold move for the young actress, especially considering that most New Yorkers probably don’t consider the singer a New York staple. Does Glee tape in New York? How much of the year does she actually live here?

Still, it’s for a good cause, because as we’ve seen, those carriage horses are getting a roughshod treatment of late. And seeing celebrities take a stand towards anything animal-related (as long as PETA isn’t involved..oh wait, they are) tends to pull on our heartstrings.

So what do you think? Are Ms. Michele’s threats in vain, or do you think the city will perk up and listen? And what will happen to the horses if they suddenly run out of business?