- Posted January 5, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
SUBSIDIES TO THE ILLEGAL
Many horses are born in conditions of malnutrition and remain so throughout his life and often start to be used from before reaching the age of two. Moreover, during his life, the animal does not have any health care because the vast majority of veterinarians who are in town serving dogs and cats only. The task that these horses are subjected to long hours amount ranging from dawn to dusk.
Meanwhile the drivers of the carriages carry whips, constituting this object into a weapon of risk not only for the horse but for the rest of the people. Many times the driver is driving a smaller carriage in the middle of the main avenues. The carriages have no lights or identification or numbers. Many of these people drive while drunk or under the influence of drugs, so it is that often become aggressive with other animals and against persons. In lot of cases are also victims of abuse such as overloading, burns, lacerations, internal injuries, lashes with various elements strokes, infections and other diseases never treated, starvation, thirst, abandonment and abuse in all its forms.
So far the State has not taken action on the matter and we ask that in Argentina there are recycling policies so that no rubbish in the streets or horses that pull carriages. We believe that change is possible so we propose replacing the horse-drawn carriages by any other type vehicle mechanical and non-living, we know that is the only way to end cruelty to these horses are being subjected.
On September 15, 2011 the mayor signed an agreement with a recognized organization assuming protectionist commitment to end this situation.
But now, after both manage to remove the horse drawn carts, we have the sad news that there is a tentative agreement between the municipality of the city of Cordoba (where I live) and who drive these carts to give them a subsidy. So now every citizen will keep people exploiting horses to drop dead in the streets.
You can express your support for this cause by sending a letter directly responsible:
To: Mayor Javier Ramón Mestre
Address: Marcelo T. de Alvear 120 - Centro - CP X5000KGQ