In New York, a horse carriage collapses due to the heat

Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 17: A horse pulls his carriage at the entrance to Central Park on October 17, 2021 at 59th Street in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images)

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In New York, horses pull carts meant for tourists (illustration image)

the weather is hot – “Horses do not belong to the city.” The Animal Welfare Association PETA shared a viral video of a wagon horse, Ryder, collapsing on asphalt in midtown Manhattan on Wednesday, August 10. ‘Maybe because of the heat’. He remained on the ground for more than an hour before getting up.

The photos were posted by the association on Twitter. “This horse collapsed while pulling a horse-drawn carriage in New York City, most likely due to heat exhaustion, and had fallen over an hour ago. There is no place for horses in big cities where they are constantly exposed to the dangers of cars, humans, weather, etc.”Peta wrote in the tweet accompanying the video.

On that day in New York, the temperature reached 31 degrees Celsius. According to media including NBC, Ryder, 14, has collapsed. The rickshaw driver allegedly whipped him to wake him up. “Get up! Get up! Get up! Come on get up!”He would insist. In distress, Ryder remained on the ground. Then he was separated from the wagon and policemen who arrived at the scene sprayed him to cool him.

The debate about horse-drawn carriages has been revived

“NYPD [police de New York]We take the health and safety of our friends in New York very seriously, and are thrilled that our equestrian officers were able to help.”Police said after the incident. Some footage also shows a pillow placed under Rider’s head, who has been taken to the vet.

According to a spokesperson for the Transportation Workers’ Union, which represents horse-drawn carriage drivers, a vet diagnosed Ryder with myelitis, a neurological disease caused by a parasite. It can be treated with medication. The union did not mention the horse’s heat or exhaustion.

In addition to PETA, other associations have denounced the mistreatment of animals, particularly carriage horses. The existence of these horse-drawn carriages has been a matter of debate in the Big Apple for many years. Former Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to ban the practice, but to no avail.

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