Animal rights advocacy groups such as the aforementioned one publicized the maltreatment of these Greek donkeys and garnered tremendous media attention, which in turn prompted the influx of complaints made to Greek government officials.
Besides several health and hygiene rules laid down for donkey owners, the government bulletin states: 'Working equines should not be loaded with excessive weight for their size, age or physical condition.
"The animals should be given appropriate and adequate food and fresh drinking water daily, into containers which can not be contaminated and are cleaned at least once a day".
"Despite the fact that it's only a 30 minute walk ... or two minutes by cable vehicle, these donkeys are used as cruel transportation for people who want the "real Greek" experience", the petitionsaid. No one could ever believe that new regulations would be set.
"Our goal is not to improve the lives of slaves, (it) is to free them entirely", said Maria Skourta, the leader of the Athens branch of Direct Action Everywhere.
"[While this means they will stop carrying obese tourists], the donkeys are still forced to carry cement, appliances, and all sorts of heavy weights".
The polio-like illness is not new but there has been an increase in cases this year with at least eight reported in Texas . AFM is rare - fewer than 1 in a million people are affected in the US each year - and it mostly occurs in children.
Town Manager David Lambert said he was prepared for Michael, but wasn't expecting much destruction. "It's hard to grasp", he said. Emergency personnel scoured through areas where entire blocks of homes and buildings were flattened, searching for survivors.
German automaker BMW has increased its investment in the Chinese joint venture BMW Brilliance , The Paper reported. BMW also announced it plans to invest €3 Billion in the project, further expanding its production plants in China.
It was the first such incident in Russia's post-Soviet history - an unprecedented setback for the country's space industry. Kenny Todd, a space station manager, said from Houston that the space station crew can stay on board until January.
The bride is also wearing the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, which was loaned to her by her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II . The dress itself is a gorgeous shade of ivory with extra long sleeves covering the princess nearly to her fingertips.
The share of gas-fired power in air pollution will need to be cut to eight percent and coal to less than two percent. The world may only have 12 years left to act on climate change before a global catastrophe breaks out.
Last night, gusts of wind were in excess of 110 km/h, with the western side of the country experiencing the strongest winds. Calmac cancelled many of its Western Isles ferries for the entire day and advised passengers to check before travelling.
"I think the guys enjoy the pressure of being the number one side and people wanting to beat us", said Buttler. Last time they were in Sri Lanka to play a one-day series things were far less rosy than they are now .
Actor Neha Pendse evicted from Bigg Boss 12?
While one set of contestants hurled accusations at others, the second set of contestants were to defend against the accusations. Dipika and Nehha tell KV that they should now start playing the game like how others are playing with them.
10 things to know about Aussies and mental health
According to experts, compared with adults, young people have less favourable attitudes towards people with mental illness. Schools will also be given help to measure their students' health, including their mental wellbeing, under the plans.
Pope Francis: Abortion Is 'Like Hiring a Hitman'
Pope Francis asks an attentive crowd. "Violence and the rejection of life are born from fear", the Pope added. Peter's Square, where he asked those gathered if it's ever OK to "take out a human life", Reuters reported .
Hawking's final work on 'black hole entropy' published
The eminent physicist Stephen Hawking , who past away previous year , was one of the world's foremost authorities on black holes . Now, the modern genius' final scientific paper has been completed and posted online by his colleagues for the world to revel in.
In A First, Healthy Mice Born From Same-sex Parents
This created embryos containing only genomic DNA from the two males, and these embryos were then transferred to surrogate mothers. They produced 29 live mice from 210 embryos, with the animals living to adulthood and having offspring of their own.
Six Palestinians killed in clashes on Israel border
A group of Palestinian terrorists set off a bomb on the Israel-Gaza Strip border on Friday and attacked a nearby IDF position. They also seek the right to return to lands that Palestinians fled or were driven from upon Israel's founding in 1948.
Federer, Djokovic advance to Shanghai semis
The 31-year-old Serb saved a set point against Anderson in an intense opener, before taking control in the tiebreak. Yet he made an aggressive start against Nishikori to take a 4-1 lead in the opening set.