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Animal Abuse: Brutal Horse-Drawn Cabs In Colombia

Animal Abuse: Brutal Horse-Drawn Cabs In Colombia

Colombia's Caribbean coast used to be filled with slaves, but today in Cartagena de Indias, it's a plethora of tourists who come to visit this World Heritage Site in horse-drawn cabs.

It's all so pretty β€” except for the part where the horses are overworked, expand=1] and sometimes worked to death. Apparently it's not uncommon for passers-by to witness them collapsing from exhaustion or dehydration, as happened recently in near Bocagrande beach. Minutes after collapsing, the horse died, reported El Espectador.

The daily observed that activists have repeatedly denounced horses' working conditions in Cartagena, and complained that those taken out of circulation for exhaustion were sent back to work too soon before fully recovering.

Cabbies have reportedly rejected proposals to place microchips or sensors on their horses to monitor their physical state.

Photo: via caracol.com.co

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FOCUS: Russia-Ukraine War

Piercing The "Surovikin Line" β€” Inside The Biggest Win Of Ukraine's Counteroffensive

The area around Robotyne, in southeastern Ukraine, has been the centre of a fierce two-month battle. Ukrainian publication Livy Bereg breaks down how Ukrainian forces were able to exploit gaps in Russian defenses and push the counteroffensive forward.

photo of two soldiers advancing at daybreak

A new dawn across the front line?

Kyrylo Danylchenko

ROBOTYNE β€” Since the fall of 2022, Russian forces have been building a series of formidable defensive lines in Ukrainian territory, from Vasylivka in the Zaporizhzhia region to the front in Vremivka in the Donetsk region.

These defenses combined high-density minefields, redoubts (fortified structures like wooden bunkers, concrete fortifications and buried granite blocks), as well as anti-tank ditches and pillboxes. Such an extensive and intricate defensive network had not been seen in Europe since World War II.

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