NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The Humane Society of Louisiana is calling for an investigation after photos surfaced of a Shetland pony that was transported in the bed of a pick-up truck during Carnival Season.
According to the report, a witness to the incident shared photos of the pony standing in the back of a tan colored pick-up on N. Carrollton Avenue.
The report said the pony was harnessed by a short tether to the front of the pick-up, but no side panels or additional protection was offered for the pony.
The photos were taken at a red light at the corner of N. Carrollton Ave and Ulloa Street. The vehicle later turned right onto Earhart Blvd.
The Humane Society sent the witness statement as well as the photos to the Humane Law and Rescue Department as well as NOPD.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact NOPD or the Humane Society at www.humanela.org.