Animal Liberation Malta activists blocked the Mdina Bridge in a protest aimed at raising awareness at the need to ban karozzini.
During the protest activists chanted “Din Mohqrija – Mhux tradizzjoni” and “It’s not entertainment – it’s slavery” just meters away from the Karozzini venda.
They said that Karozzini today only serve as a tourist attraction. Animal Liberation Malta stated that from a tourism standpoint there is a global move against horse drawn carriages with more and more cities around the world taking the step to banning this cruel practice. The list includes Montreal (Canada), Barcelona, Prague, Melbourne, Chicago, Salt Lake City and Palma de Mallorca.
Animal Liberation Malta has been advocating to the transition to electric would be an ideal solution for Malta. An activist from Animal Liberation Malta said during the event that “we are proposing solutions that are sustainable and at the same time animal friendly.
We recommend that Transport Malta should issue a special grant for cabby drivers for them to go electric. Apart from the transition to electrification, we also propose that no new licences for cabby drivers should be issued. Furthermore, a grandfather clause should be triggered whereby existing horses will be allowed to continue working, yet upon retiring the cabby owner cannot replace the horse with a new horse but rather go to an electric option.”