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 — 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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"She Asked For It" — Rape Culture In Spotlight At Miss Senegal Beauty Contest

A top executive of the Miss Senegal beauty pageant dismissed accusations made by last year's winner that she'd been raped, igniting furious debate across the West African nation about the treatment of women and the retrograde attitudes across society.

Miss Senegal 2020 , Ndèye Fatima Dion

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DAKAR — As a defense mechanism, Amina Badiane could have not done worse. It was last Thursday, Nov. 18, when the chairwoman of the Miss Senegal organizing committee spoke with Dakarbuzz, a website based in the capital.

The interview was an opportunity to respond to the revelations of Ndèye Fatima Dione, Miss Senegal 2020, who had revealed publicly the violence she'd suffered during her time as the nation's No. 1 beauty queen. Her mother had also revealed that Dione's pregnancy was the consequence of rape, committed during a trip organized by the committee.

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