Ban The Use of Live Ponies for Carousel Rides

  • by: Abigail Geer
  • target: The Spanish Government and The Major of Mijas Ángel Nozal Lajo

Help us to put an end to live ponies being used in Spanish fairgrounds for children's carousel rides.

Here are just some of the reasons the use of real ponies for carousel rides is cruel and inhumane:

  • Ponies have barely any room to move
  • Ponies are denied basic rights to eat, drink, urinate and defecate freely
  • Ponies are subjected to continuous loud music causing profound deafness
  • Ponies undergo physical and mental exhaustion from endless circling

No animal deserves to be used for our entertainment! Join us in our fight by signing the petition to ban these cruel rides. 

For the attention of Sr. Angel Nozal Lajo,


Alcalde de Mijas, Malaga, España.


July 2014.


Dear Alcalde,


In the past, the Town Hall of Mijas has given permission for Pony Carousels and Circuses to perform in Mijas Pueblo, La Cala de Mijas and Las Lagunas. Despite years of complaints from both the Spanish and the International Community permission is still being granted.


As a responsible and modern thinking Mayor, I trust when you have seen the attached petition, signed by well over 65,500 caring people, you will hopefully follow many Countries and Spanish municipalities and ban once and for all the use of live animals for entertainment in the Municipality of Mijas. You are obviously aware that a ban has recently been introduced by your neighbours in Marbella.


Please do the right thing and respect international opinion and introduce this ban as soon as possible.


Thanking you in anticipation,


Signed by 65,500 for a complete ban on Pony Carousels as per the attached petition.

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