A lot of moroccans are very dependent on their working and pack animals, like donkeys, horses or mules. most people don't own a vehicle or live in areas which you cannot reach with an "ordinary" vehicle. in some parts of morocco you could swear to be in another century, because there's no evidence of today's technologys (accept for some tvs and smartphones). so pack animals play a big role in the daily moroccan life and they are treated in different ways as we would treat them in europe. for example they get loaded more than they can bear, because that's the only way these people can transport stuff. or their legs get tied up so that they cannot run away, because these people don't own meadows or stables for their animals - it's not common in morocco and i think way too expensive.
these animals have to carry a lot of stuff. they have to walk long distances - through the normal traffic, crowds and small alleys. they have to stay still for a long time. they are totally dependent of their owners. they suffer.
i was shocked over and over again, and i still am, how a lot of these animals are treated.
i just want to raise awareness, but there are also ways for us to help. and i think there is help needed.
because these animals get sick, get involved in accidents and mostly the owners simply don't know how to treat them right. and they still have to do their work. most times the owners don't have enough money to go to a vet or to go without these animals for a longer time.
so for example there's an american non-profit organization that's trying to help these animals. it's dedicated to providing people-to-people aid through offering free veterinary care for these hard working donkeys, mules, and horses of morocco. it also trys to educate people how to treat these animals and care for them right. ⬇️read more in the comments⬇️