Embattled mayor, Gustavo Petro, signed a decree that officially begins the process of making Bogota’s busy streets horse and donkey free. Money has already been allocated to assist the current owners of horse and donkey carts, most of whom transport waste for recycling, and is ready to be dispersed to help them in their transition away from their traditional forms of transportation.
The decree allocated funds for said recyclers so that they could trade in their horses for motor vehicles or they can elect to spend the money on housing, disability coverage, or towards another business endeavor. The money is reportedly equivalent to 36 months of the legal minimum wage.
Should the worker have more than one cart and horse, they have the opportunity to receive additional wages.