Every year, animal welfare societies of the city receive a lot of complaints about horses which remain for many hours under the hot sun while every year unpleasant situation happen, such as fainting etc.
Recently, a protest resolution by foreign citizens has been posted concerning the horses’ exposure to the hot sun.
It is often mentioned the fact that the owners of the horses stay in the shade while they keep them under the hot sun.
All these years the animal welfare society of the city and especially the organization “Animal Protection” has pressed the authorities for solutions but unfortunately nothing has changed.
There was no result even though a lot of meetings have been occurred.
On Friday the 22nd of June, the undersigned went to the Central Port Authority of Chania in order to be received measures for the direct relief for these animals that stay under the hot sun for hours and more hours than the agreed schedule (10:00 a.m.-20:30 p.m.)
Otherwise, they explained that there will be activist actions on animal protection.
Leaving the Port Authority, she saw an incident which does not honor the horse owners who claim that they love quite a lot these animals.
At the waiting hall of Katechaki square, whose coachmen were in tress shade under the umbrella of carriages but horses were under the hot sun.
When the woman asked them why the horses are not protected by the hot sun one of the drivers used obscene words and he hit her. He could badly hit her if the other coachman was not there to hold him back.
He went away before men of the Port Authority arrived.
We should remind you that living conditions of these adorable creatures are appalling even though during the winter.
At the statutory resolution of the Port Fund of Chania for licenses of the year 2018 and those of previous years we should mention the fact that there is no mention on these animals’ welfare conditions while they do labor work, so they could not be protected and our city is defamed because of tourists’ defaming comments.
We are optimist that this time the Authorities in charge and the Police Directorate of Chania will take measures against any violations that they are made outside the port. As for the coachmen who are likeable, we hope that they will condemn their colleague for his violent behavior against the member of our Federation.