Animal Liberation Malta took to social media to condemn the controversial but locally traditional karrozzini as a ‘heartbreaking image of slavery’.
‘Tied up all day, going crazy from stress and foaming at the mouth due to a potentially sharp curb and bit in his mouth which makes it impossible for him to swallow. Face completely covered up, ready to serve his “owner” and people who want to be entertained for a nice ride in Valletta.’
‘When the person who filmed this distressing sight asked the karrozzini driver for clarification, this is the attitude she was met with; a rude and savage individual, who upon realising wouldn’t make any money out of her, didn’t think twice about throwing insults, telling her to f**k her family and to go back to her own country.’
The activists asked whether it is ‘high time we put an end to this cruel, outdated and useless “tradition” and end this form of animal exploitation once and for all?’
The video follows a news report by Lovin Malta which saw a karrozzin cart flipping over in Mdina, with tourists left traumatised by the incident.