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Carousel Uses Real Horses In China

Children usually love the chance to ride on a traditional carousel ride but one carousel in China has angered some animal lovers this week.

The carousel in China that was filmed using real horses has sparked large amounts of controversy. It has fueled raging criticism from animal rights campaigners and critics.

The carousel is located at the Shunagliu Wanda Plaza shopping centre in the city of Chengdu, where it was captured on camera and shared with the world.

The ride has four horses harnessed to metal frames who are then made to walk in circles on a motor-driven floor.

The ride has been labelled as ‘cruel’ and ‘bizarre’ by angry Brits.

A sign was displayed by the ride to encourage people to have a go on the merry-go-round, it read "Different from traditional wooden horses, you can really experience the fun on horseback and let your child indulge. Let you and your child be brave."

The cost of the ride was £5.60 a go and the manager of the carousel defended his business against people criticising and said that the ride wasn't cruel to animals.

He said: "If we don't tie up the horses, how do we control it and ensure people's safety?

"This location is not a pasture, we can't let the horses run wild."

Despite his comments, the locals are not supporting the decision to use real animals as a ride.

"I thought it was an ordinary carousel. Look carefully, it is a real horse. If you want to ride a horse, you can go to a professional riding stable. It is too much to tie the horse here. The horse has a life and it is not a toy. This is too inhuman."