I would appreciate it if a local or completely unbiased person could shed some light on the following with facts only!
I am reading conflicting things about whether or not the carriage mules are treated humanely. Some of the negative things I have read include:
The buggy drivers overload the carriages with people making the weight capacity almost unbearable for the mules to move.
The mules have limited access to drinking water throughout the day and that the water they do have to drink is unsanitary.
The buggy drivers will work the mules over the specified max time they are allowed to work for more profit.
I have also read the mules are kept in the heat all day but that is not nearly as concerning as unclean water, overworking and weight capacity breaching. Mules are hardy in the heat and can tolerate limited water consumption that I know.
As an animal lover I would not support anything that mistreats any creature so I want to know the facts. I looked at the Royal Carriage website and they have a lovely story about how they give the mules 3 month vacations and the care they receive throughout. I hope it to be correct because a carriage ride seems like a great way to experience the city.