What in the world was someone thinking when they brought a horse into a South Beach, Florida nightclub as the music blared and an exotic dancer tried to ride the scared equine through the crowd?
The disturbing scene occurred at the Mokai Lounge on Thursday evening, after a scantily clad dancer fell off the panicky horse being led around by a rope. A man tried to calm the animal; a video of the debacle outraged animal advocates. Instagram follower Sofia Jaramillo wrote:
“Disgusting. No words to describe what I feel when I watch this. I hope they get what they deserve.”
Christina Mignon Pino posted the video and photos to Facebook encouraging followers to share:
“PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO TAG, SHARE AND REPOST, it is important WE ARE THEIR VOICE!!!Last night @mokaiofficial (owned by @theromanjones) decided a nightclub was an appropriate place for a horse (we just found out this isn’t the first time AND that this horse was also @kikiontheriver on Sunday!!!! This is OUTRAGEOUS and nothing short of animal abuse! You can clearly see how scared this horse is and even falls (btw do you know if horses break a leg, they are usually euthanized?!?). Not only is this extremely dangerous for the horse, it is extremely dangerous for the people around the horse as well. So stupid on so many levels. WE CANNOT ALLOW THESE THINGS TO KEEP HAPPENING!! SHAME ON YOU MOKAI!!”
Check out the video at this link.
There has been no shortage of shaming aimed at the Mokai Lounge for even allowing this to happen. The club continues to delete all critical statements from their social media page. Witnesses and onlookers reported this to the Miami Police who posted early Friday morning confirming an investigation has been started:
“Last night MBPD was made aware of this incident at Mokai. We are very concerned over the allegations. As such, we have launched a joint investigation with Code Enforcement.”
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