New Tween Queen and an avid horse rider Noah Lindsey Cyrus used her 13th birthday to raise money for the group trying to remove the Central Park carriages that critics say are inhumane, reports NYDN.
She urged friends and fans to celebrate her ‘Tweet13 Birthday’ by giving $13 or more to New Yorkers for Clean, Livable & Safe Streets instead of gifts or sign a petition to get rid of the carriages. Noah: ‘When I first learned about the
inhumane treatment of horses in New York City, I was devastated. As a rider, I would never put my horse at risk in dangerous midtown traffic.’ Lead organizer said that Mommy Tish got in touch with her several years ago over Twitter.
‘When Noah turned 13, she & her mother got in touch with us and decided that they wanted to try and raise awareness as part of her birthday. We think it’s great she’s become this mini-horse activist at such a young age.’
The group is pushing a bill that would ban the horse carriages & replace them with electric-powered vintage cars and which has so far been blocked in the City Council.