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Improve Living and Working Conditions for the Viennese Fiacre Horses ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, suffering )

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Urge the competent authorities of the city of Vienna to induce a change in the legal regulations for Viennese fiacre horses to achieve sustainable improvements in working and living conditions for the horses.

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Cher C (1429)
Monday April 28, 2014, 5:59 pm

Thnx Danuta!!!!


Animae C (515)
Monday April 28, 2014, 6:10 pm

Animae C (515)
Monday April 28, 2014, 6:11 pm

Cher C (1429)
Monday April 28, 2014, 6:29 pm


Request FOUR PAWS improving living and working conditions for the Viennese fiacre horses
1 working hours limitation to 10 hours
According Viennese horse-drawn carriage and horses Car Act § 3, paragraph 4, the horses may be required to work 14 hours in a row:

" The operation of cab companies and operated with horses rental car companies - including the activities of harnessing , Directions to stand, cruises , departure it must be understood from the stand and unharness - is only allowed in from 9:00 clock bis 23.00 clock . Excluded are ordered rides that take place due to comments received on the business premises or residence of the cab operator ordering. The ride is ordered indicate the Authority at least 24 hours before departure . The hitting stands is permitted only in the hours of 10:00 clock bis 22.00 clock . (...) "

Four Paws calls for a reduction of working time for the horses to ten hours and thus a restriction on the operation von 9.00 bis 19.00 clock . The up time would be reduced accordingly to the period 10:00 to 18:00 . The weekly working time must therefore not exceed 40 or 50 hours.

2 access to water and food
In order for the operating cab and horse rental car company is in § 7 paragraph 1 specifies that the pitches must be equipped with a water connection and hoses.

In addition to the possibility of saturation of the horse is also a possibility for the storage of roughage (hay) should be required .

It must be ensured at the same time that the horses at all times have access to drinking water and roughage .

The livestock regulation of the Austrian animal protection law ( MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION OF HORSES AND HORSE -LIKE ( EQUIDAE ) ) writes in Section 2.6. before :

"(...) The animals is the power of the corresponding force feed and at least three times to provide daily roughage available , provided no way to free admission there . (...) "

3 adequate exercise areas
According Viennese horse-drawn carriage and horses Car Act § 5 paragraph 1 shall include the disposal of stables that can ensure proper care , can be detected .

It should be next to their stables also evidence of the available options on the needs of horses adequate exercise areas are required.

Animal husbandry Regulation ( MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION OF HORSES AND HORSE -LIKE ( EQUIDAE ) ) writes in point 2.7. before :

"(...) Are horses used regularly for more than six hours per day for passenger transport in a team , to be granted to them within a week at least two non-consecutive days rest days with free outlet . (...) "

The outlet area should be at least 150m ² as a minimum for two horses , and 40m ² for each additional pet . An adjacent directly to the box Paddock is not a substitute for the movement freewheel . The free outlet has to be made with other dogs in a herd.

4 Sufficient protection from sunlight
In § 7 of the rules of procedure for horse-drawn carriage and horses rental car companies , which prescribes the rules for state courts, also a point a protection should be added , is therefore mandatory to ensure direct sunlight.

Buildings such as St. Stephen's Cathedral are not suitable because the shadow moves and so no all-day sun protection is ensured .

5 Heat Available from 30 degrees
In the summer months, repeatedly collapsing horses due to the extreme heat. At these temperatures, it is unreasonable for the animals to complete trips.

In the Viennese horse-drawn carriage and horses Car Act, a point must be cited accordingly on days where temperatures reach 30 degrees or more horse-drawn carriage rides will be banned.

6 trips exclusively in green spaces
Road traffic and the crowds in the center of Vienna mean tremendous stress for the sensitive animals. Horse-drawn carriage rides should be a matter only allowed in parks such as the Schönbrunn Palace Gardens .

Together with FOUR PAWS I urge the competent authorities of the City of Vienna on to cause a change in the legal regulations for Viennese fiacre horses to achieve sustainable improvements in working and living conditions for the horses.


Past Member (0)
Monday April 28, 2014, 6:29 pm

Autumn S (151)
Monday April 28, 2014, 7:59 pm
signed and noted

Christeen A (369)
Monday April 28, 2014, 8:56 pm

Ondine J (134)
Monday April 28, 2014, 9:03 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Cher

Laurel B (30)
Monday April 28, 2014, 10:37 pm
signed and noted

Ljiljana Milic (115)
Monday April 28, 2014, 10:57 pm
Signed > Vielen Dank für Ihre Unterstützung!
& Thank you Cher

Inge B (202)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 12:08 am


Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 12:28 am
Noted and signed, thanks Cher.

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 1:39 am
Signed. Thanks.

Alexandra Ekdahl (52)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 1:53 am

SylvieBusy A (193)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 3:13 am

Caroline S (78)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 3:53 am

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 3:56 am

11147 signatures

Rhonda B (106)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 4:08 am
Thank you.

Joe R (190)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 4:29 am
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.

Bartlomiej T (296)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 5:24 am
Signed and noted. Thank you, Cher.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 5:28 am
Nobody should be exploited like this

Ismail A (171)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 5:34 am
Noted and Signed thank you my friend Cher

Glen Venezio (217)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 5:42 am

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 6:20 am

Heidi Walderra (162)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 6:56 am

Tanya W (65)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 7:06 am
Noted and signed.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 7:24 am
Done-thx Cher

Karen Gee (97)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 7:43 am
Signed & Noted

Darran La'Brooy (16)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 9:24 am
N+S. Thanks Cher!

Sara P (55)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 10:27 am
Signed, thanks Cher.

Yvonne F (181)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 10:47 am
So very signed!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Cher

June Bostock (50)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 11:18 am

Terrie Williams (798)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 11:20 am
#11,172 S/N

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 12:15 pm
Signed 11,174

Elizabeth M (65)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 3:05 pm
Noted and Signed for the horses. Thank You Cher. I love horses - all breeds!!

Maggy G (44)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 3:23 pm

Christine Stewart (134)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 4:00 pm

. (0)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 4:53 pm

S J (130)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 5:47 pm
done, dank

Hahn H (167)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 9:32 pm
Signed and noted

Ted W (127)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 10:08 pm
Noted!\ signed\! Thanks Cher!! :)

Jan Garen (86)
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 10:35 am
Signed and noted.

SylvieBusy A (193)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 4:17 am
Signée, merci.

Ruth L (242)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 4:28 am
Signed/noted. Thank you Cher for posting and the translation and thanks Danuta

Wendy F (62)
Monday May 12, 2014, 10:03 am
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