The debate against horse-drawn carriages has returned to life in New York after a horse was disturbed in the middle of the street

Photos of the animal, which its owner roughed up when he just collapsed on the road, shocked social networks. NYPD stepped in to update it.

In New York, the debate about banning tourist carts has been revived. Wednesday, August 10, in a temperature of 30 degrees, a 14-year-old horse named Ryder collapsed on the streets of the American capital. The scene, which was filmed and widely transmitted on social networks, shocked many Americans and Internet users.

It all begins when a horse, attached to a cart, collapses onto the road in the Hell’s Kitchen district of Manhattan. The driver gets out and tries to straighten the animal. He shakes his reins vigorously and shouts “Rise! Arise!”. But in the face of the discomfort of Ryder, who cannot recover, the driver is forced to leave him on the road.

Ice cubes and a copy of water to refresh her

The NYPD has been contacted. Upon his arrival immediately, the police began to water the horse with a hose, and also gave him snow, believing that his discomfort was due to the scorching temperatures. A large crowd gathers around the scene, and some residents do not hide their amazement at the presence of this animal in the middle of a noisy and turbulent city like New York.

About an hour after he fell, Ryder finally got up to the cheers of the spectators. He will finally be taken to a special stable and examined by a veterinarian. It was announced that the animal might have been suffering from primary equine encephalitis, a neurological infection that can cause the animals to become unbalanced.

“It wasn’t the heat, it wasn’t fatigue, it wasn’t an overburden,” he defended in columns. subway Pete Donoghue, a spokesperson for the union that represents New York’s horse-drawn carriage companies.

“There is no place for horses in the big cities”

For him, when he became a camper horse in New York, Ryder could have access to better living conditions. He worked on an Amish farm, where he was required to walk 50 kilometers a day.

“If he wasn’t working in the transportation industry, he might be dead by now,” Pete Donohue said.

Explanations that did not convince supporters of a ban on this tourist practice on the streets of New York, which has already been highlighted by several similar incidents. On NBC New York, Edita Berncrant, deputy director of NYCLASS, an organization that campaigns for an end to horse-drawn carriages, said: “We’re calling on the city council, the mayor, to ban this animal abuse.”

PETA, an animal rights organization, estimated on Twitter that “horses have no place in big cities where they are constantly endangered by cars, men or even the weather.”

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