Youths wait for customers to ride on their horses at Cox’s Bazar Beach, Bangladesh, on May 29, where at least 21 horses out of up to 90 used for tourists at the beach have died over the past month. Photo: AFP
Youths wait for customers to ride on their horses at Cox’s Bazar Beach, Bangladesh, on May 29, where at least 21 horses out of up to 90 used for tourists at the beach have died over the past month. Photo: AFP
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Deadly impact of Covid-19 on tourism as more than 20 horses die of starvation in one month at once popular tourist spot

  • Owners at Cox’s Bazar Beach in Bangladesh, where horses give tourists rides, say they are struggling to afford fodder for their animals
  • They have also been struggling to feed their own families, they say, with many taking out loans from microlenders just to make ends meet

Youths wait for customers to ride on their horses at Cox’s Bazar Beach, Bangladesh, on May 29, where at least 21 horses out of up to 90 used for tourists at the beach have died over the past month. Photo: AFP
Youths wait for customers to ride on their horses at Cox’s Bazar Beach, Bangladesh, on May 29, where at least 21 horses out of up to 90 used for tourists at the beach have died over the past month. Photo: AFP
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