A carriage horse died in the middle of the street in New York as it trotted to central park to begin it's morning shift.
With more activists trying to shine a light on horse-drawn carriages, many people had a lot to say.
"The ASPCA has long believed that carriage horses were never meant to live and work in today's urban setting."
Elizabeth Forel of the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages said:
"A healthy horse doesn't just die on the street. We are asking for an investigation."
The ASPCA said that it will perform a necropsy to determine the cause of death.
A spokesman for the Horse and Carriage Association of New York said:
"It's a tragedy. It's not something that happens regularly. … Our horses are taken care of."
Well, let's just wait and see what happens after the necropsy.
Our hearts go out to that poor horse, who worked and died on the streets of New York.
[Image via Elizabeth Forel/Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages .]