Make Horse Manure Catchers compulsory in the Maltese Islands

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Karozzini (Maltese traditional horse drawn carriages) are lovely to look at but the horse droppings that litter our roads, streets and public squares/piazzas render our potentially glorious Island - conversely - smelly, dirty and hideous. Horse droppings are also a serious health hazard and can cause accidents to old people, distracted ones or people who do not have adequately good eyesight. Kindly issue a Legal Notice to the effect that all horse owners must ensure that their horse(s)'s droppings must not be allowed to fall to the ground in the first place.

 

In theory,horse owners in the Maltese Islands are already obliged to pick their horses' poo off the ground by legislation such as this: http://justiceservices.gov.mt/DownloadDocument.aspx?app=lom&itemid=12438&l=1 but they rarely do and I have yet to see a karozzin equipped with a "catching net or an apron or any other device approved by the Authority to catch the animal’s excrement" as the same piece of legislation made mandatory. That is why I am petitioning for a legal notice that clearly makes bun catching devices mandatory AND with heavy fines imposed for transgressors - because the mere few sentences regarding catching devices seemingly "lost" in the several pages of the legislation that I am quoting are clearly not at all effective. Moreover, even the Malta police seem to be at a loss about how to fine horse owners who are seen blatantly leading/driving their horses in public streets, roads and squares/piazzas without any catching device whatsoever.

 Bdejt petition biex il-Prim Ministru jghaddi legal notice li horse poo catchers (Ready made jew home made – basta bis-sens u effettivi) isiru compulsory fil-Gzejjer Maltin.
Min jaf kemm-il darba ahna lkoll batejna – b’xi mod jew iehor - mill-egoizmu tas-sidien tal-povri zwiemel (spiss huma stess sfruttati u manipulati). Bandisti spiss jispiccaw ikollhom jghaddu minn xi triq mimlija pasti taz-zwiemel u b’xi mod ikollhom joqghodu attenti biex ma jirfsu xejn minnhom filwaqt li jibqghu idoqqu. Problemi simili – u bla bzonn – jghaddu minnhom ukoll il-pulizija waqt kontrol tat-traffiku/jghinu tfal jaqsmu toroq etc., dawk kollha li jiehdu sehem f’xi purcissjoni jew parata. Ir-roti tal-vetturi wkoll jispiccaw jghaddu minn fuq tali hmieg u jgorruh ma kullimkien kif ukoll eventwalment idahhlu tracci tieghu fil-garages..... U dawn il-problemi kif ukoll ir-rieha pessma huma inkonvenjenti pjuttost zghar komparati mar-riskju ta’ kumplikazzjonijiet serji jekk xi tfal, nisa tqal, persuna li ga jbghatu minn certi kundizzjonijiet medici jew anzjani ga b’xi ferita jizolqu fuq il-hmieg taz-zwiemel.



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