“You should think about it, really for reasons of animal welfare, whether you should expose a horse to this stress,” said the minister. He would welcome a debate on whether Vienna Fiaker could do without altogether.
Rauch pleaded for this discussion to be independent of the question of when the horses should be released from the heat. In Vienna applies to Fiaker a heat driving ban from 35 degrees Celsius. The city is aiming for the teams to be allowed to take a break from 30 degrees. However, there are disagreements between the federal government and Vienna as to who could legally implement this.