WRITTEN BY DANA SMITH
Cross-posted from Tribune 424
ONLOOKERS watched in horror as a surrey horse, with tourists, collapsed and died on the corner of Dowdeswell and Christie Streets yesterday afternoon.
One woman, who asked to remain anonymous, called the scene “disturbing” and called for an investigation into the working conditions for horses.
“It was just so disturbing looking at that horse,” she said. “It’s a poor reflection on our society because that horse looked hungry, it looked starved and we need to do better.
“Those guys downtown need to be investigated. We need to shed the light on that.”
According to eyewitnesses, the animal was a 22-year-old female named Bloody Mary who was drawing a yellow and blue surrey – one of downtown Nassau’s première attractions.
After the horse’s collapse, [she] was tied to the back of a truck and dragged out of the street reportedly at the insistence of the police. Continue reading >>