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Carriage horse collapses and dies in Midtown

The horse collapsed at about 9:30 a.m. yesterday as it trotted towards Central Park to begin a day's work.

A carriage horse collapsed and died on W. 54th Street on Sunday, renewing animal activists' call to disband the city's popular horse-drawn buggies.

The horse, which died of unknown causes, collapsed as it trotted towards Central Park to begin a day's work. The ASPCA said a necropsy will be done on the animal to determine a cause of death.

"It is long past time for New York City to join London, Paris and Beijing by ending this inhumane practice," said Public Advocate Bill de Blasio today.

 
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