NYC Horse Collapses During Carriage Ride on Icy Road and Is Forced To Continue | 22 Words

Shocking footage has gone viral today that shows an NYC horse collapsing during a carriage ride along an icy road...

 

All before being forced to continue working.

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Keep scrolling to see the heartbreaking moment for yourself...

Now, it has been argued for years that forcing horses to pull carriages is cruel and inhumane.

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There have been countless incidents in the past of horses becoming physically exhausted from pulling carriages, especially when they are full of people.

Horses have been known to collapse to the floor out of exhaustion...

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And, in many instances, they don't get regular breaks for food and water.

NYCLASS and PETA have tirelessly protested against this very practice...

NYCLASS (New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets) is an animal rights organization that fights for the ethical treatment and rights of all animals.

They have been known to partner with the animal rights organization, PETA, in the past to protest the usage of horses for human convenience...

Especially in crowded cities such as New York.

But, despite all of the protesting...

Horses are still subjected to the streets every day to carry out their unfortunate duties of pulling heavy carriages full of excited tourists over and over again.

And now, one horse has fallen victim to the icy and treacherous New York weather.

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Photos showing the moment a carriage horse collapsed along an icy path in New York have been circulating the internet this week.

But people were left even more horrified when the horse was forced to continue working...

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Despite its fall just moments earlier.

Many were quick to slam it as "abuse."

NYCCLASS shared the images of the unfortunate animal on Twitter, writing:

"EMERGENCY! NYC carriage horse just collapsed on ice in Central Park with passengers inside and carriage driver spokesperson @CarriageCavalry put the passengers BACK in the carriage + CONTINUED the ride after the collapse! We have video."

They then shared this video...

Which, now obtained by TMZ, appeared to show the horse back on its feet and pulling passengers along the icy pathway once more.

It has since been reported that NYCLASS is organizing a protest against the cruel treatment of the horse...

And for the thousands of other horses subjected to the same treatment in NYC and Manhattan. Carriage Cavalry is yet to comment on the incident. For more on the fight against animal cruelty, keep scrolling to see President Trump's stance on the matter...