NORFOLK, Virginia - The animal rights group known as PETA, which stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has just announced its latest statement.
Executive Director Mimosa Ledbetter has sent a message to the Amish community stating that the organization wants them to stop using the horse and buggy as a means of transportation.
Ms. Ledbetter stated that, that mode of transportation went out over 100 years ago and the Amish people really need to get with the program.
She added that after doing some research it was learned that Amish horses are actually very sad with the day to day druggery of having to pull around a buggy loaded with (at times) several overweight folks.
PETA has said that they will give the Amish community until April 17 to comply with their directive and stop using the horse and buggy mode of transportation.
The Norfolk-based group said that if the Amish do not comply with their directive then lawyers will be consulted and legal action will be taken including possible deportation.