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Man riding from Spain to China faces animal abuse
Published on: 2022-09-23
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A 32-year-old Chinese man who shot to fame after starting a journey from western Europe to China on horseback may have to cut his trip short after allegations of animal abuse.
 

Xu Zhixian, from Heze in Shandong province, eastern China, was detained by police in the Netherlands recently after they received complaints alleging Xu was abusing his horse.
 

On February 20, Xu started a planned journey riding his eight-year-old purebred Arabian white male horse, Huihui, from Spain to central China. Moving about 30 kilometres a day, he has so far travelled through Spain, France and Belgium.
 

Late last month, the pair reached the Netherlands after covering more than 2,500 kilometres.
 

In a video Xu posted online earlier this week he said local police in the Netherlands had detained him and taken his horse into custody, but said he was released two days later after they failed to prove the abuse allegations.
 

Xu then resumed his journey, however, two days later the police questioned him again, this time with a vet accompanying them.
 

The vet gave the horse a full health check and then, according to Xu, told him that the horse had received an injury before he purchased it.
 

“I am informed that the horse doesn’t feel up to a long journey based on the policy of animal protection groups,” Xu said.
 

Xu said he is now resigned to the reality of the situation and told the police that they would end their intercontinental journey if required.
 

山东小伙从欧洲骑马回国被举报虐待动物可能结束旅程

9月20日,荷兰,一名32岁中国男子骑马从西班牙回国的视频引发网友围观。但在荷兰马斯特里赫特,他被多人举报虐待动物,当地警方已进行调查。
 

小伙子名叫徐智显,山东菏泽市鄄城县人,2009年赴意大利求学,后在挪威读研究生。2022年2月,徐智显从西班牙出发,准备骑马回国,当时引发了一波关注。此次行程受阻,更是备受关注。
 

据了解,荷兰警方让徐智显和小白马在当地再停留3个星期,兽医验伤后没什么问题才有可能放行。因被频繁举报,警方有可能没收徐智显的马。

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