A horse pulling a tourist carriage died of exhaustion, what a shame!

The cliché of the animal on the ground scandalizes the whole world on social networks.

About ten years old, an Italian horse whose fate on earth was to walk tourists died of exhaustion around 1 pm Wednesday August 12 when the temperature exceeded 36 ° C in the shade. The poor animal was pulling a carriage that could carry five people, as well as the driver.

"One of the horses in the carriage service, managed under concession by the TNT company, died (Wednesday, August 12 in the morning). The competent bodies are currently carrying out all the necessary checks », Declared the management of the Royal Palace of Caserta, a residence of the royal family of the Bourbons of Naples.

Numerous images of the animal lying on the ground have flooded social networks. After the emotion, the controversy rose.

"The National Animal Protection Authority, which has always been committed to countering this insane trade perpetrated against enslaved horses, will do whatever is necessary through its law firm to ensure that the perpetrators of this massacre pay. for their actions The organization’s national vice-president Massimo Pigoni told La Repubblica newspaper.

"We will sue the owner of the car. It’s something shameful ", announced Francesco Borrelli, elected environmentalist, who spoke on behalf of the environmental party Europa Verde.

For Michela Vittoria Brambilla, president of the Italian League for the Defense of Animals and the Environment, the news is a "national disgrace".

An investigation was opened to determine the exact causes of the horse's death, and to verify the conditions under which it was being treated.

Already in 2015, a horse which also had to tow a carriage for tourists died of exhaustion, in the heart of Barcelona, ​​information reported at the time by The Independent.

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