Web Desk: After campaigners said the animals were being left with spinal injuries, Greece has banned fat tourists from riding on donkeys, reported Metro.
The lawmakers in Greece took this step to do more to help the animals after shocking images emerged of donkeys climbing the narrow steps of the island.
These state donkeys giving tourists rides in Santorini should not carry any loads heavier than 100kg.
It follows animal activists on the island claiming donkeys were being forced to carry ever-heavier loads while they work long hours, seven days a week without shelter, rest and water – leaving them with spinal injuries and open wounds from ill-fitting saddles. Santorini donkeys left crippled by holidaymakers.