Wednesday, November 9, 2011

SECOND Central Park horse collapse on the street as veterinarian who spoke out of first dead horse's pain is suspended without pay - 8th Nov 2011

A second horse in as many weeks fell in the middle of a Manhattan street Friday night, reigniting tensions over the horse-drawn-carriage industry.

The debate raged two weeks ago when a horse died, and was said to be in terrible pain, but the accuracy of that was called into question when the same vet changed her statement days later, saying that animal rights groups pressured her to hint the animal was abused.

Though representatives from the Horse and Carriage industry say that the most recent incident was not caused by illness or neglect and was simply an accident, many animal rights activists are calling for the complete end of the historic industry that caters to tourists. Read More