A candlelight vigil was held in New York last week to mark the first anniversary of the death of carriage horse Charlie, who who collapsed and died on W. 54th St. on his way to work.
The vigil, on October 23, gave those present a chance to remember Charlie and other horses in the carriage trade. Those protesting the carriage trade in New York were present with placards.
After his death Charlie was found to have an ulcer and fractured tooth.
Charlie was a 15-year-old Percheron cross gelding.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), which has oversight of the carriage horses, took his body for a necropsy at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.