Petition to ban calèches in Quebec City gets more than 34,000 signatures
Local police say the first occurred when a horse suddenly took off and the driver was unable to control the animal.
Soon after, another horse tripped and lay on the ground for about two hours.
A veterinarian eventually gave the animal a shot of adrenaline and police say it was not injured in the mishap.
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Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre tried to ban calèches in the city in 2016, but a Quebec Superior Court justice ruled the horse-drawn carriages should be allowed to continue operating.
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The mayor had previously ordered a veterinary report into the health of the animals after photographs on social media showed a horse that had slipped and fallen on a metal plate.
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