Morocco’s horses bear the brunt of Covid-19 pandemic

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Mohammed El Garbouh, a horse carriage owner, waits for customers in the landmark Jemma el-Fnaa in Marrakech, Morocco, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Morocco's restrictions to counter the coronavirus pandemic have taken a toll on the carriage horses in the tourist mecca of Marrakech. Some owners struggle to feed them, and an animal protection group says hundreds of Morocco's horses and donkeys face starvation amid the collapsing tourism industry. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

Mohammed El Garbouh, a horse carriage owner, waits for customers in the landmark Jemma el-Fnaa in Marrakech, Morocco, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Morocco's restrictions to counter the coronavirus pandemic have taken a toll on the carriage horses in the tourist mecca of Marrakech. Some owners struggle to feed them, and an animal protection group says hundreds of Morocco's horses and donkeys face starvation amid the collapsing tourism industry. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

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A merchant stops his donkey cart at a water fountain on a hot summer day in Marrakech, Morocco, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

A merchant stops his donkey cart at a water fountain on a hot summer day in Marrakech, Morocco, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

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A horse owner has his temperature taken at the headquarters of SPANA shelter for animals, in Marrakech, Morocco, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

A horse owner has his temperature taken at the headquarters of SPANA shelter for animals, in Marrakech, Morocco, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

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Abdeljalil Belghouate, a horse carriage owner, waits for customers in the landmark Jemma el-Fnaa in Marrakech, Morocco, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

Abdeljalil Belghouate, a horse carriage owner, waits for customers in the landmark Jemma el-Fnaa in Marrakech, Morocco, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

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A motorcyclist rides his bike in the usually bustling but currently empty Marrakech landmark of Jemma el-Fnaa, Morocco, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

A motorcyclist rides his bike in the usually bustling but currently empty Marrakech landmark of Jemma el-Fnaa, Morocco, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

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A man pets his horse while it feeds near a fountain in Marrakech, Morocco. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

A man pets his horse while it feeds near a fountain in Marrakech, Morocco. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

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A mule is treated at the SPANA shelter in Marrakech, Morocco. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

A mule is treated at the SPANA shelter in Marrakech, Morocco. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

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Horses in their stables at the SPANA shelter in Marrakech, Morocco. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

Horses in their stables at the SPANA shelter in Marrakech, Morocco. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

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A doctor inspects a sick horse at the SPANA shelter in Marrakech, Morocco. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

A doctor inspects a sick horse at the SPANA shelter in Marrakech, Morocco. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

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A man holds his sick horse at the SPANA animal shelter in Marrakech, Morocco. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

A man holds his sick horse at the SPANA animal shelter in Marrakech, Morocco. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

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Birds fly as horses that are used to drive tourists around rest in a stables in Marrakech, Morocco. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

Birds fly as horses that are used to drive tourists around rest in a stables in Marrakech, Morocco. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

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Empty horse-drawn carriages are covered in a stable in Marrakech, Morocco. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

Empty horse-drawn carriages are covered in a stable in Marrakech, Morocco. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

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Mohammed El Garbouh, a horse carriage owner, waits for customers in the landmark Jemma el-Fnaa in Marrakech, Morocco. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

Mohammed El Garbouh, a horse carriage owner, waits for customers in the landmark Jemma el-Fnaa in Marrakech, Morocco. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

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Animal owners gather outside the SPANA shelter to have them inspected, in Marrakech, Morocco. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

Animal owners gather outside the SPANA shelter to have them inspected, in Marrakech, Morocco. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

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Horses that are used to drive tourists around in carriages rest in a stables in Marrakech, Morocco. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

Horses that are used to drive tourists around in carriages rest in a stables in Marrakech, Morocco. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

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