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Activists launch campaign against obese tourists on the back of donkeys in Greece
abroad “Place yourself in their hooves”. With this slogan want animal rights activists on the Greek island of Santorini, tourists advise to be on the back of donkeys to crawl for a trip through the picturesque hills. The campaign is particularly aimed at tourists with overweight. Many animals camps by the daily last with serious back problems.

The Greek island of Santorini, with its cozy maze of steep streets and steps, it attracts a lot of tourists. Per day arrive about 17.000 holiday makers. Several tourists like to have on the slopes, transported on the backs of beasts of burden. Therefore suffer the donkeys to serious back problems, such as a sagging or broken spine. Also zitwonden often come for the animals.

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After last summer photos of tourists on the backs of the beasts of burden the world rondgingen and attracted activists of a petition against the “mindless and unnecessary torture of the animals” on Santorini. The petition was signed by more than 108.000 people. Consequently, the Greek ministry of rural development, new rules for the well-being of the donkeys to ensure. So can donkeys in Greece bear any load of more than 100 kilograms, or one-fifth of their own body weight. Sick and pregnant animals should not be used.

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