Rio de Janeiro Prohibits Horses on Ilha de Paquetá

By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last Wednesday (18th), the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro made the decision to remove the 31 horses that were used to transport tourists around Ilha de Paquetá (Paqueta Island). Beginning Sunday 22nd, small electric cars, capable of transporting five people at a time will replace the traditional horse wagons for which the island was renowned.

The picturesque Ilha de Paquetá, a small island of 2.3 km situated in Guanabara . . .

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