The Greek island of Santorini is known internationally for it’s beauty, so it gets tons of tourists every year. Now, officials on the island have officially banned “obese” tourists weighing over 220 pounds from riding local donkeys after public outcry from animal rights activists.
It all started back in July, when animal rights group Help the Santorini Donkey started a petition calling for this ban after it was revealed that an increasing number of obese tourists have been demanding donkey rides up the steep hill of Santorini, rather than just walk up. Santorini is a popular cruise ship destination, and these ships dock at the very bottom of the hill.
The overweight tourists have left the donkeys with severe spinal injuries, with some of them even becoming crippled.