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Puerto Rico mayor bans horse-drawn carriages in San Juan

Mayor of Puerto Rico's capital bans use of horse-drawn carriages

Puerto Rico mayor bans horse-drawn carriages in San Juan

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The mayor of Puerto Rico's capital is banning horse-drawn carriages in San Juan following allegations of animal abuse.

Carmen Yulin says tourists and locals have complained about the horses' condition and treatment.

The executive order signed Sunday comes a few days after people posted pictures on social media of a horse that had collapsed in Old San Juan.

The carriages have been popular with tourists, especially cruise ship passengers who disembark in the historic old city.


Updated : 2021-09-23 21:02 GMT+08:00