Two donkeys painted to look like zebras for a safari-themed wedding ceremony reception at a Spanish seaside city has triggered outrage on-line.
The animals have been filmed outdoors a bar in El Palmar, a city in Cadiz by an area, who later reported the incident to the animal rights campaigners. Taking to Facebook, Angel Tomás Herrera Peláez shared photos and a video of the 2 donkeys calling the occasion “repulsive” and “shameful”.
In his post, Peláez mentioned that the animals have been getting used for “tourist exploitation”. “As you can see, put two poor donkeys on the riverbanks, who have been painted as if they were zebras. Something that is a humiliating animal treatment, as well as repulsive and shameful, a mockery more… And all to give an ‘exotic or African touch’,” he wrote.
His post triggered an outrage on social media with many slamming the organisers of the occasion for mistreatment of the animals. Following the incident, the Agricultural and Commercial Office (OCA) of Cadiz has launched an investigation, the information web site said.