This summer, the Canadian city announced plans to ban the carriages, also known as calèches, by December 2019 due to a long-running history of animal welfare violations. After this incident, proponents say the ban can’t come soon enough.
“Nobody is overseeing the situation,” Mirella Colalillo, coordinator for the Anti-calèche Defense Coalition, told The Dodo. “It’s good that there is going to be a ban in a year, but in the meantime, nobody is protecting the horses and the laws are not being enforced.”
Warning: Graphic footage of the incident below