A horse has died on the set of The Gilded Age and PETA wants answers!
HBO gave a statement following PETA’s request, confirming a horse died on set on June 28.
“HBO was saddened to learn that on June 28, during filming on the set of ‘The Gilded Age,’ a horse collapsed and died, likely of natural causes, according to a veterinarian’s preliminary findings,” HBO said in a press statement. “The safety and well-being of animals on all our productions is a top priority, and the producers of ‘The Gilded Age’ work with American Humane to ensure full compliance with all safety precautions. Following AHA’s recommendation, the horse was transported to a facility for a full necropsy. AHA has interviewed all involved personnel, and full necropsy results are pending.”
A 23-year-old horse with possible health issues died while filming Season 2 of the historical drama series in Nassau County.