the animal party PACMA has denounced the situation of “chronic abuse” that they experience in their opinion Donkey taxi in Mijasused to walk tourists, and claims that “nobody has done anything to put an end to this exploitation.”
PACMA insists that animals work “from dawn to dusk and carrying passengers from morning to night” and spend “their few hours of rest in tiny stables and with visible health problems”, and recalls the death of one of these donkeys in November 2018 “without any type of veterinary assistance”.
The political formation has compiled new documentation based on photos and videos taken in April 2022 where it is observed, according to them, that the situation of these animals has not changed and continues to be a “chronic abuse with the approval of the Administration”.
The vice president of PACMA, Cristina García, an expert lawyer in animal rights, maintains that there are “multiple alternatives” to visit the city without the need to use animals, and that “the least that is expected from a City Council is that it addresses the problems that take place in its municipality”.
“The situation of the so-called burro-taxis must be treated with extreme urgency because these animals are suffering the consequences of permanent mistreatment”, he insisted.
In 2015, PACMA presented a report prepared by veterinarian Agustín González on the health of these animals by physical deterioration in which they are found, and which manifests itself explicitly externally at certain points of their anatomy.
“suffer numerous ulcers and crusty erosions on the skin, some of which are infected due to the saddle”, says González, who adds that “they can be seen permanent injuries and deformities in the snouts, caused by prolonged contact with the metal of the halters used”.
Gonzalez insists that “stand up all day both during the working day and during the period of rest, without the possibility of lying down or adopting any other position of rest or movement”, a “deterioration that ends up giving rise” to the occurrence of disabling injuries and illnesses.