When the overweight tourists set themselves up on the back of a donkey to be transported through the holiday island of Santorini hilly terrain, exhausts it, the hard-working donkeys so much so that they get damage on the spine and the large open sar.
Now local authorities will appeal to tourists that they keep themselves from setting themselves up on the æslernes back, if the tourists weighs too much.
It writes The Guardian.
Bad custom saddles, no water, no shade and lots of overweight tourists is the reality for the hard-working donkeys. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
concretely, the launching authorities a campaign to get tourists to think about an extra time, so instead of putting himself up on a donkey, take the tour on their own or with one of the island's, funicular.
According to The Guardian will Santorini engage with krydstogtrederierne, if the guests are happy æselturene, to raise awareness of the implications of the trips get for the asses.
Representatives from the cruise organization was here in my office this week, where they promised to create awareness about the problem, and from our side we will provide information leaflets, tells Nikos Zorzos, mayor of Santorini.
On the idyllic resort island will be tourists often transported around in the traditional way on a donkey, and on a daily basis asses clear four-five trips up and down the 520 steps of the town of Fira, and it is particularly here that the asses can't keep to bear on for heavy tourists.
the Asses are increasingly suffering from back problems, sore from the saddle and exhaustion, because they have to lug around heavy tourists. According to local dyrerettigheds activists is a growing fedmekurve among the tourists fault of their own, to asses, to a lesser extent can hold to act as feet for the tourists.
For a half a year ago the authorities introduced rules on the island, which makes that the tourists, who weighs over 100 kg, must not be borne by asses, just asses the maximum size of allowed carry one-fifth of their own weight.
Holiday - 12. oct. 2018 - at. 12:38 New law: Thick tourists do not ride on the donkeys, on the popular resort island
Our mules and donkeys is a part of our tradition. In particular, young owners have understood that you have to take care of the animals, the sounds from the mayor.
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It is forbidden to ride on The donkeys, if you weigh more than 100 kilos. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
At CLIA, which stands for Cruise Lines International Association, which is the world's largest organisation in the field of cruise, one has also understood the seriousness.
- To ask our guests to put themselves 'in their hooves' is an important part of our intermodal transport systems for the island, tells Maria Deligianni, which is CLIAs representative of the union for the Mediterranean, with reference to the campaign's name 'In Their Hooves'.
- Santorini's donkeys is one of the most iconic features on the island, and we go along with the Donkey Sanctuary in order to encourage guests to use the ability responsibly, she says.
today, there must not be more than 8,000 tourists to Santorini pr. day.
the President of the Danish Parliament, Pia Kjærsgaard, is very into animal welfare and have even experienced that the tourists choose to put themselves up on the backs of donkeys on the Greek volcanic island.
Pia Kjærsgaard owns a house in Santorini, which she had in over ten years.
- Man, unfortunately, has a somewhat different relationship to animal welfare in the southern countries and including Greece. There are now many things, which one particular do not like.
- It is well aware that it takes place in mountain areas (on Santorini, red). It is preposterous. I also do not think that the donkeys have the best fits to wear thick tourists, tell the president to Ekstra Bladet.
She also states that she could not do it.
- I have never even tried it. It is grotesque to look at. However, I am satisfied with, if the authorities now say that it is enough.
- It is too bad that it has evolved into a cut-throat business, says Pia Kjærsgaard.