Palma petition against horse carriages goes to town hall

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ALMOST 100,000 signatures have been presented at Palma’s Town Hall to request a ban on carriages pulled by horses in the city.
Representatives of the Balearic Platform for Animal Defence (Baldea) and Animal Rights Association of the Balearic Islands (Assaib), accompanied Luis Moreira, the creator of the petition on platform change.org, to the town hall registry.
The group delivered a DVD in which 98,595 people ask the mayor to replace these carriages with an alternative means of transport.
As reported by Euro Weekly News, Mr Moreira registered his petition at the beginning of April, after several incidents involving carriages took place in the Balearic capital.
“For the past few years, numerous incidents have occurred involving these carriages, for instance, drivers hitting the horses due to impatience, the death of animals after suffering heat strokes or excessively long working hours,” reads the petition. “Horses are forced to carry out heavy physical efforts during the whole day, 356 days per year.”
The petition has suggested the replacement of this controversial transport with vintage or classic cars, driven by the owners of the carriages, to preserve their jobs.


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