Scandal, mystery lingers over Istanbul’s missing horses

Via Daily Saba | 12 May 2021 |Istanbul, Turkey Horses saved from pulling carriages on Istanbul’s Princes’ Islands have triggered a new scandal years later. Investigations have revealed that the animals, sent all across Turkey by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB), disappeared. IBB and the municipalities they delivered the animals to have come under fire, while… Continue reading Scandal, mystery lingers over Istanbul’s missing horses

Electric vehicles replace horse drawn carriages in Istanbul

Horses pull a carriage of tourists in Instanbul. Hurriyet Daily News photo.

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has bought electric vehicles to be used on the Princes’ Islands (Adalar), off Istanbul’s coast, after a ban on horse-drawn carriages as a result of the killing of dozens of horses due to an outbreak of glanders and years-long animal rights activism against what advocates called the ill-treatment of horses. Two… Continue reading Electric vehicles replace horse drawn carriages in Istanbul