The animal is dead because of fatigue and the heat, reports The Paris post information of La Repubblica. In Italy, the fate of this horse, which was pulling a horse-drawn carriage carrying tourists in the middle of a heat wave, has caused indignation of a part of the political class.
The scene took place Wednesday in the south of the peninsula, the royal palace of Caserta. On photos circulated in particular the networks, we can see the animal lying on the ground, in front of a horse-drawn carriage, after being collapsed. It was 36 degrees in this town located near Naples and nicknamed the " Versailles of Italy ", for the beauty of its castle. The tour of the monument, in a carriage, which can accommodate up to 5 people including the driver, is very popular among the tourists.
"A national shame"
according To the Italian media, the horse was not fit to work for the company transport horses with the concession in the park. An investigation was finally opened by the public prosecutor of Santa Maria Capua Vetere. It will need to determine the exact circumstances of the death and treatment of the animal, in order to identify potential liabilities. Le Parisien said that in anticipation of the checks, the royal palace of Caserta has suspended tours by horse and carriage, so popular among tourists.
It must be said that the case has taken a political dimension. Formerly minister of Silvio Berlusconi and now a member of parliament, Michela Vittoria Brambilla, has denounced " a national disgrace ", according to La Repubblica. The elected ecologist Francesco Borrelli has announced that its training, Europa Verde, had to sue the owner of the horse-drawn carriage. Other environmentalists have called for an end to the use of animals for the transport of persons, particularly in times of extreme heat.