A carriage horse has been euthanized after footage showed it collapsing in New York City’s Central Park over the weekend. The incident has reignited calls to ban horse-drawn carriages in the city.
The footage, which was provided by an animal advocacy group, shows a horse called Aisha unable to stand by itself after collapsing on Saturday afternoon. Its handlers attempt to lift the horse, but are unable to as its back legs appear to be too weak. At one point, a man smoking is seen blowing smoke into the horse’s face. Eventually, the horse is placed into a vehicle be transported away.