According to W Radio, Petro said that by implementing the elimination of animal-pulled vehicles 1,700 horses will benefit. However, it will also affect nearly 11,000 families who rely on these animals as a means of survival.
Petro also noted that over one million dollars would be allocated to replacing animals with special public service vehicles for the city.
Allegedly the transition from animals to completely mechincal transportation will be completed in three to four months.
During the event Petro recieved the “white bull” award for his work in favor of animal rights which also included banning bull fights in the Santamaria Plaza. The mayor was quoted saying, “The elite have to understand, and people in general, that we must not have fun when it comes to death.”