FatalitiesWe have lost too many horses
We have compiled a list of fatalities, both human and equine. This list is still in progress and by no means comprehensive as reporting of these heinous accidents was sparse in the past. While the list might not be all-inclusive, it is far too long as it stands now.
Links to articles appear when possible — Links are underlined.
Sparkle – January 2018
Jasmine – January 2018
Jasmine died yesterday after much suffering and neglect.
She had a colic, a urinary tract infection, and wounds to her feet. She worked all summer to death. R.I.P.
Unnamed Horse – June 2016
A horse used to draw one of the city’s carriages was killed yesterday morning at around 9.45am in Dalt Murada. It would seem that the horse suddenly bolted, crashed into a wall and was killed and that the cause of this was that it panicked when a tourist went to pet it.
Unnamed Horse – November 2012
“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. After the horse’s collapse, it was tied to the back of a truck and dragged out of the street reportedly at the insistance of the police.
Charlie – October 2011
“We are very concerned that Charlie was forced to work in spite of painful maladies,” said Dr. Pamela Corey, director of equine veterinary services for the ASPCA’s humane law enforcement department. “And these particular health issues can be difficult to diagnose because draft horses are by nature a stoic breed, not displaying signs of pain until they are very severe.”