Sign up for our newsletter and get a curated list of the top trending stories and exclusive rewards every day.

Trending Topics

Get the MTL Blog app

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play
Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre Is Finally Doing Something About Calèche Horses

Montrealers were outraged earlier this week after pictures of a calèche horse slipping and fallingon metal construction sheets were released, with many people calling for an end to the entire calèche practice all together. Well, Montreal's Mayor Denis Coderre has responded to the incident, and took to Twitter yesterday to make an announcement:

"Following the horse incident Tuesday on Peel and Notre Dame, I've asked full veterinary report on health of carriage horses in Mtl"

While it's a nice gesture, and definitely a step in the right direction, veterinary reports alone are not going to do anything about the standard of living and treatment of these calèche horses. Now if he were promising to make serious changes based on the reports, that'd be another story. But seeing as Mayor Coderre was an active participant in the calèche's 350 year anniversary back in January, it gives us little hope that he'll be banning them any time soon.

More from MTL Blog

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.

Loading...