NEW YORK — Actor Liam Neeson is upset at New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for wanting to shut down the city’s horse-drawn carriage trade.

Neeson complained on “The Daily Show” this week that critics have put out false information about how the horses are treated. He says drivers treat the horses like their children.

De Blasio says it’s inhumane to keep horses in modern-day Manhattan and wants to replace them with electric cars.

Carriage drivers say closing the stables would eliminate a rare outlet for surplus horses and they would be sent to the slaughterhouse faster.

– From news service reports