This past weekend was devasting for any animal lover. It was discovered that a calèche horse died after collapsing in the middle of the Old Port in Montreal on Sunday afternoon.

Anti-calèche defense coalition” Facebook page featured a photograph of the horse covereed and laying on the ground on St-Jean Street in Old Montreal.

The Montreal SPCA is now investigating the incident, which happens to be the fourth in just four years involving course drawn carriages. It is expected to release its official statement this afternoon.

At this point, we do not know any specifics regarding the death of the calèche horse.