Vanessa Morgan Slams Animal Abuse Near Site Of Her Engagement
After getting engaged to White Sox pitcher Michael Kopeck by a seriously stunning waterfall in Arizona, Riverdale actress Vanessa Morgan is asking her fans not to be complicit in the alleged animal abuse that is taking place near the campsite where Michael popped the question.
On her Instagram Story on Sunday, Vanessa told her fans that the gorgeous location where she and Michael got engaged was Havasu Falls inside the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The falls, which lie within the Havasupai Indian Reservation, are a popular destination for overnight hikers. In her Story, Vanessa said that it was “the most beautiful place I’ve ever been … it’s beautiful; it’s majestic.”
But, while she sang the location’s praises, she expressed dismay at the way she believed the pack horses and mules were being treated and encouraged her fans to carry their own camping equipment if they wanted to visit the falls. Vanessa also shouted out an Instagram account, SAVE Havasupai Horses, dedicated to drawing attention to the alleged animal abuse going on at the Havasupai Reservation.
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“Please do not take the mules into the campground. If I can carry my own stuff for three days of camping, so can you… these poor horses were like, overheating in 100 degrees carrying like five massive bags… on their backs, which I consider animal abuse,” she said. “I saw some mules and their hooves were bleeding.”
Vanessa and Michael announced their engagement on the 4th of July after almost a year of dating. After documenting their vacation on social media, the pair posted similar Instagrams confirming that they were indeed planning on getting hitched. Vanessa’s ring is a gorgeous pear-shaped diamond on a white gold band, which will later be swapped out for an all-diamond band. Fancy!
Since the engagement, Vanessa has returned to work on the set of Riverdale, which is gearing up for its fourth season. Riverdale will premiere October 9th.