ASPCA Responds to Carriage Horse Tragedy in Midtown Manhattan
Horse collapses and dies en route to Central Park
ASPCA Media Contact
NEW YORK—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) issued the following response today after a carriage horse collapsed and died en route to Central Park in Midtown Manhattan:
"The ASPCA was made aware of an incident this morning during which a carriage horse heading to Central Park collapsed and died on the street,” said Stacy Wolf, vice president & chief legal counsel of ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement.
“At present, the findings are inconclusive, but the ASPCA is investigating the cause of death. The horse is in the ASPCA's custody and is being transported to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine for a necropsy. We at the ASPCA express our sadness and concern at this tragic incident. The life of a carriage horse on New York City streets is extremely difficult and life threatening, and the ASPCA has long believed that carriage horses were never meant to live and work in today's urban setting."
About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit www.ASPCA.org, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.