Lea Michele Crusades for NYC Horses (VIDEO)

Lea Michele is using her famous pipes to lobby for a boycott of the horse-drawn carriages that populate New York’s famed Central Park.

The Glee diva shows her softer side in a new PETA poster calling for the tourist-popular horses to be rescued and retired. (She joins another famous anti-horse-drawn carriage activist – Alec Baldwin!)

“It’s important for me to speak up because I’m a New Yorker and I see what they go through every day,” animal-lover Lea says in video from her PETA photo shoot. “It’s devastating. You see them in the rain, in the snow, in traffic like a car. They’re animals; they’re not cars.”

What do you think of Lea’s animal-loving cause? Sound off in the comments.

Photo Credit: PETA

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