Max Heart by Peter Max
Humane Society of the United States). These groups are big, being funded with millions of dollars a year by the thousands of people who belong to these organizations. It wasn’t like that 100 years ago. If I ever find a sweet little bug in my house near the Hudson River, I will never hurt it. I pick it up, take it 15 floors down, walk it across the street into the park, then I find a nice place where I think that animal will be happy. I let it crawl off my hand, and I usuallyu put it a foot away from water , and I’ve done that at least 500 times – a little ant even. HORSEBACK: This horse, Bobby. It was a retired carriage horse. I’ve interviewed both sides of this controversy. Both sides have a compelling story to tell. The carriage drivers work closely with the ASPCA under some pretty stringent rules and regulations. What do you think of the carriages? PETER: It’s sad for me when I walk by them at Central Park South. They’re standing there for hours and hours, you know, with all that stuff around their neck. You just kind of feel sorry for them. Imagine if a human being was standing somewhere like this with stuff around him eight or ten hours a day. It’s sad. At the same time, I think the people who own those carriages horses, their lovely little friends, they love them. HORSEBACK: They do. PETER: You bet they do, but it’s like – we have a long way to go in this world to free up animals and show respect to the Universe that created these amazing sweet little animals.
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You know, we’re so amazing, is music. So I’ve called what we have – our brains, up my friend Ringo Starr, our nervous system, we can I’ve called up my friend hear, we can see, Paul McCartand you know, ney, I called “THERE’S A every animal has Bon Jovi, and the same thing. MOVEMENT IN THIS I’ve called a COUNTRY THAT’S It’s magical. A lot whole bunch of people don’t of friends up AFFECTING THE put their head WHOLE WORLD. IT’S and I’ve gotaround this. ten something H O R S E B A C K : THE ANIMAL RIGHTS like 18 -20,000 What’s next for GROUPS, AND THERE d i f f e r e n t Peter Max? IS AN ENORMOUS songs that I’ve PETER: I love to put on three AMOUNT OF LOVE draw and paint miniature iPFOR HORSES IN all day. I can do ods. So I’ve got it at home. I can all the music THESE GROUPS.” do it when I’m in on about 35 a car. iPods. When I HORSEBACK: Do you doo- have time, I listen to the dle? music a lot and when I PETER: I doodle all the time. find something I like I I think creative thoughts. I’m give it five stars. I’ve been all about creativity. I’m think- rating the music for three ing about doing several ani- and a half years. Of the mated feature length films. 20,000 songs, I’ve selectI have all the art it takes for ed about 3,000 that are many years, and I’m care- mind boggling, fantastic. ful about my filing system. So now, I’m organizing I just need to pick out the what I’ve selected and am order I want them to be in, putting it in order so it and I have lots of story lines. can be used for the films. What I don’t have complete hB
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