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Horse-drawn carts in Colombia will be banned from 2013

Colombian authorities are set to ban animal-drawn vehicles in the streets from February 2013.

While some "zorreros" - as the drivers of horse-drawn carts are known - are reluctant to see their way of life disappear, animal rights groups and drivers are pressing authorities to enforce the legislation.

BBC Mundo's Arturo Wallace reports.

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