MEDIA ADVISORY: NYCLASS Demands Investigation Into Mysterious Carriage Horse Death

What: Dozens of animal rights advocates, Jane Velez-Mitchell, The Humane Society of the United States, PETA, Friends of Animals and NYCLASS will protest on the steps of City Hall to call for an investigation into the mysterious death of Tickles the carriage horse. Martha Stewart has also called for an investigation into the fatal injury that occurred in February. (See

Despite claims from the carriage industry that their horse stalls are safe, new FOIL documents NYCLASS has obtained suggest that the horse was injured in his stall before being euthanized by a carriage industry veterinarian. With the horse's owner not providing any further information on the nature of the injury or steps taken to care for the horse, NYCLASS is calling for the Department of Health to launch a formal investigation into the matter.

Where: Steps of City Hall

When: Today, April 2nd at 1:00 pm

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