World-famous DJ David Guetta has pledged not to use horses in his upcoming gigs.
The news follows the backlash he received after bringing a horse into an Ibiza club.
A video, allegedly of part of his F*** Me I’m Famous tour, showed a clip of the horse in a nightclub.
The clip featured an entertainer in native American-style headdresses sat on the horse in a nightclub, while dancers performed around it.
A petition was started on the Care2Petitions website calling for Guetta not to rent horses for his future shows.
The petition received more than 10,600 signatures. It claimed that the horse entered the Pacha hall at around 4am and that it also suffered injuries to its back and legs.
“The noise and smell is unbearable for most people, but the more for an animal,” it stated.
Fellow DJ Deadmau5, whose hits include Ghosts & Stuff and I Remember, also criticised the decision.
He tweeted that “horses belong on a farm” and not in a nightclub.
Pacha has released a statement apologising for the horse stunt.
The statement said: “Regarding animal safety concerns, the horse stunt was a fully trained performing artist owned by a vet.
“It had ear protection plus experts on-site to handle.
“The time inside the entrance of the club lasted less than five minutes, during which it had a dozen security.
“The appearance happened weeks ago and as it was a special thing for the residency opening, is no longer part of the show —not in connection to any protest or online petition.”
Following the announcement that the Lovers On The Sun hit-maker would not be using a horse in his shows, an update welcoming the news was posted.
It said: “SUCCESS! A representative for David Guetta has said he will no longer bring horses to his shows. Thanks to all who signed!”
A number of news sites, including The Mirror and The Independent, have reported that a representative for Guetta has confirmed it will not happen again.
H&H has contacted a representative for Guetta for confirmation, but is yet to receive a response.