Saturday October 10, 2015
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The Yiddish cartdriver's last hurrah

Minister Yisrael Katz seeks legislation to ban horse-drawn vehicles on city streets • Cites animal cruelty and traffic jams as main reasons for new law • Will "alte zachen" peddlers, long part of the Israeli mosaic, soon become a thing of the past?

Shlomi Diaz and Israel Hayom Staff

According to an animal rights group, animals used to pull carts in Israel frequently do not receive proper medical care and often die an early death due to exhaustion. [Illustrative]
Photo credit: Moshe Shai
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