The animalists reproach the mayor of Palma that leaves horse-drawn carriages without shade in August and a spokeswoman for an animal organization, specifically SOS Volunteers of Son Reus, He has blamed the first socialist mayor, José Hila, for his demagoguery.
The entity’s spokeswoman recalled that being in the opposition, specifically on July 18, 2012, andhe mayor today criticized the last PP government, for not installing canopies to shade the horse carriages at the Customs building in the Sea Park.
Now, and specifically in the plenary session held today by the Palma City Council, Hila has withdrawn the budget item for this purpose of 140,000 euros to allocate it to other needs.
In addition, the spokeswoman regretted that the last legislature, when the current socialist mayor was already governing, said that they were not going to give more licenses, which has not been true, andand criticized his lack of empathy and commitment in defense of animal welfare.
In relation to this issue, the number one of the municipal group of Citizens (Cs) in the Palma City Council, Eva Orchard, celebrated the agreement reached with the government team of socialists, independentists of Més and Podemos, to progress progressively in the installation of electric buggies ahead of the next legislature.
“For the first time, a political party is bringing a proposal to the Palma City Council so that in the very near future there will be electric carriages and the horses will no longer have to pull the carriages in inclement weather,” said Pomar.
Pomar regretted that PP and Vox did not support the initiative. Since this last formation, its leader in the Consistory, Fulgencio Coll, explained that “the vote has been against because the union has not been spoken to. It is very clear that drivers take good care of animalsin addition to the tradition that horse-drawn carriages represent for the city, but it is unacceptable that drivers have not been taken into account ».
Along the same lines, Coll assured that “If they see fit for these electric vehicles to be implemented, an agreement can be reached, since, from the traffic point of view, it will mean the same. But, it is unacceptable that a measure is implemented without having spoken with the drivers of the rickshaws.