Animal rights groups call to ban horses during Basel Fasnacht
Animal rights groups are renewing their calls to ban the use of horses at the Basel Fasnacht after one slipped and fell on the road while pulling a carriage.
Onlookers were shocked as it took more than 15 minutes to get the stricken animal up on its feet again with the help of onlookers and firefighters.
There was a petition last year demanding the end of animal use at the annual festival.
Many Fasnacht organizers feel the banning of animals is an attack on the traditions.