Carriage horse near death on Main Street Mall after falling; MPD shoos passersby away

About 8:45 PM Friday night I got some Aldo’s pizza and headed home. As I crossed Union I saw MPD blocking the street off. A horse, which I assume was from one of the carriage companies, had collapsed. I tried to take a photo but an MPD officer told me, “Sir, you need to move on.” I posted on Facebook and got permission to post this photo taken by a friend of a friend.

When I first visited Memphis, I rode a horse carriage, so I have a sentimental attachment. As recently as 8 years ago, I rode in one. But now I realize how inhumane these things are. It’s time to get them off our streets.