PETA, animal advocates rally outside City Hall after viral video of horse collapse in Midtown

Animal advocates, including PETA, rallied in Manhattan on Thursday after video went viral of a horse collapsing in Midtown Wednesday afternoon.

News 12 Staff

Aug 11, 2022, 11:15 AM

Updated 671 days ago

Share:

Animal advocates, including PETA, rallied in Manhattan on Thursday after video went viral of a horse collapsing in Midtown Wednesday afternoon.
Officers responded to the scene where the horse named Ryder had collapsed. Officials say the horse was struggling to stay upright and advocates add he was dehydrated and in distress.
After mounted NYPD officers sprayed the horse and gave him water for 45 minutes, Ryder was able to stand and was taken to a private horse stable to receive proper veterinary care.
A bill was introduced last month by Council Member Robert Holden that would replace horse-drawn carriages with electronic carriages in New York City. Advocates are calling to fast track the bill and get it passed.
Meanwhile, the union that represents horse carriage drivers in the city responded saying in part, "He has EPM - a neurological disease caused by possum droppings. Please do not jump to conclusions before knowing the facts or talking to the carriage drivers' union."
No criminality is suspected at this time.


More from News 12
1:44
Police: Flatbush man charged with vandalizing statues at St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church

Police: Flatbush man charged with vandalizing statues at St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church

1:44
Mostly sunny and pleasant weather; tracking strong to severe thunderstorms for Brooklyn

Mostly sunny and pleasant weather; tracking strong to severe thunderstorms for Brooklyn

1:46
‘Violence is guaranteed in life’: One Brooklyn studio says self-defense leads to peace

‘Violence is guaranteed in life’: One Brooklyn studio says self-defense leads to peace

0:21
FDNY: 2 people injured in overnight fire in Brownsville

FDNY: 2 people injured in overnight fire in Brownsville

0:22
NYPD: 29-year-old man stabbed three times in East Flatbush; suspect at large

NYPD: 29-year-old man stabbed three times in East Flatbush; suspect at large

2:15
New York launches Mobile ID to digitize driver’s licenses, non-driver IDs. Here’s how to get it.

New York launches Mobile ID to digitize driver’s licenses, non-driver IDs. Here’s how to get it.

1:28
Garden Guide: This is why your plants are blooming better than usual this year

Garden Guide: This is why your plants are blooming better than usual this year

1:32
Windows, statues vandalized at St. Dominic Church in Bensonhurst

Windows, statues vandalized at St. Dominic Church in Bensonhurst

1:14
Maimonides Health celebrates National Cancer Survivors Day

Maimonides Health celebrates National Cancer Survivors Day

8:06
Carib Biz Network aims to support Black and Caribbean-owned businesses in NYC

Carib Biz Network aims to support Black and Caribbean-owned businesses in NYC

1:54
AG James holds deed theft and foreclosure prevention education panel in Bed-Stuy

AG James holds deed theft and foreclosure prevention education panel in Bed-Stuy

1:29
What’s a heat dome? Here’s what to expect when it arrives next week

What’s a heat dome? Here’s what to expect when it arrives next week

21:13
Kane In Your Corner: Victims of the System

Kane In Your Corner: Victims of the System

0:37
Dog fight! Joey Chestnut out of July 4 hot dog eating contest due to deal with rival brand

Dog fight! Joey Chestnut out of July 4 hot dog eating contest due to deal with rival brand

1:29
Over 200 Brooklyn students set sail on self-made boats in the East River

Over 200 Brooklyn students set sail on self-made boats in the East River

1:45
NYPD: Suspect wanted for shooting 84-year-old woman in East Flatbush

NYPD: Suspect wanted for shooting 84-year-old woman in East Flatbush

0:42
Police identify 82-year-old victim fatally struck by motorcycle in Sunset Park

Police identify 82-year-old victim fatally struck by motorcycle in Sunset Park

0:22
NYPD: Suspect wanted for stabbing 73-year-old man in East Flatbush

NYPD: Suspect wanted for stabbing 73-year-old man in East Flatbush

1:28
Nonprofit in Park Slope helps kids find their superpower

Nonprofit in Park Slope helps kids find their superpower

2:23
Park Slope on edge amid viral video showing man punching someone after Pride celebrations

Park Slope on edge amid viral video showing man punching someone after Pride celebrations