The ASPCA issued the following statement today after a carriage horse tragically 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," says 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."
Stay tuned to www.ASPCA.org for more on this breaking story.