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Florida nightclub loses license after horse brought onto dance floor

13 March 2018

The video shows the white horse standing inside Mokai nightclub, in Miami, US, with hundreds of revellers watching on.

The Mokai Lounge is under investigation for possible animal cruelty and public safety issues after video from the apparent stunt earlier this week surfaced on social media.

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A bikini-clad dancer was caught on camera being bucked off a white horse in the middle of a raucous Miami nightclub. Soon after people in the crowded nightclub "are heard gasping and then cheering" as the horse attempts to flee the scene. Morales revoked the club's license.

Police are now investigating the incident. "We're looking at it from a city perspective in terms of licensing, and we're looking at it from a police perspective in terms of the potential for cruelty charges", said Ofc. And, to state the obvious, the Mokai Lounge "has engaged in activity that is outside the limitations of their business" license. "They're lucky nobody including the horse was seriously injured or killed", a Facebook comment reads. It's animal cruelty! I couldn't believe what happened there! But Melissa Berthier, a spokeswoman for the city, said in an email Saturday that the police had located the horse and had determined it to be "healthy and safe". "I hate it so much. how could anyone do that???" This is inhumane and deserves serious attention ASAP'.

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It's not clear whether having a live horse in a nightclub would violate Miami Beach code, but it's common sense that horses are easily spooked by loud noises and unfamiliar settings.

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Florida nightclub loses license after horse brought onto dance floor