Victory: Court Orders Phase-Out of Mumbai’s Horse-Drawn Carriages

Posted by 1 year ago | Permalink | Comments (23)

It will soon be the end of the road for Mumbai’s cruel horse-drawn carriage industry. Following several exposés by PETA India, the Bombay High Court directed that horse-drawn carriages be phased out in Mumbai within a year.

Rescued Horse Akshaya at Animal Rahat

PETA India has been campaigning against horse-drawn carriages, known as Victorias, in Mumbai for years and has documented how exhausted horses collapse and become victims of traffic accidents. When horses aren’t being forced to work, these often injured, sick or severely malnourished animals are sometimes forced to stand amid their own waste in filthy and decrepit stables. PETA India’s reports to the court also revealed that horses are frequently denied adequate rest, water and veterinary care.

News of the ban will be celebrated by compassionate people around the world, including the thousands of people who took part in PETA India’s online campaign as well as celebrity supporters such as Mahesh Bhatt, John Abraham, Sunny Leone and many others who added their voices in campaigning for the ban.

PETA India Horse

The cruel Victorias industry will soon be a thing of the past in Mumbai, but elsewhere in the world, horses are still abused in industries fuelled by tourism. If you visit a city with horse-drawn carriages, please don’t support them.

Tags:

Comments

  • Bunny Platt commented on June 10, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Good to know this disturbing and pathetic practice will soon be a thing of the past.

  • Daren antell commented on June 10, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    This should stop now animals shouldnt suffer ever

  • KRYSTYNA STARK commented on June 10, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    WHY ARE THESE PEOPLE SO CRUEL ALSO AFRICANS WE DON WANT THEM HERE SEND THEM ALL BACK

  • Sarah jackson commented on June 10, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Stop the cruelty .look after them ,there is no need for this especially in this day and age

  • nantida homnan commented on June 10, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    I love animal

  • maria cristina commented on June 10, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    set long un an ils on encore de quoi souffrir avant que sa ne soit la fin de leurs calvaires

  • Fairy commented on June 10, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    this is so unacceptable.

  • Helen lawlor commented on June 10, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Delighted with this news, the world we live in are so cruel to animal, be kind to animals with love and care and you will get their love back two fold.

  • fanny morton commented on June 10, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    ANIMAL SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIVE FREE JUST LIKE US!!

  • nicola thomson commented on June 10, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    disgusted to b part of the “human” race!!!!!!!!

  • janet Langford commented on June 11, 2015 at 1:47 am

    Carriages in Mumbai??? THERES NO ROOM FOR A HORSE AND CARRIAGE!
    Get bikes u lazy sods!

  • Panetier commented on June 11, 2015 at 2:09 am

    Aidons tous les animaux

    • Panetier commented on June 11, 2015 at 2:10 am

      Aidons tous les animaux

  • Susan Keller commented on June 11, 2015 at 2:40 am

    I pray to GOD every day that these inhumane actions will come to a stop in our life time. Since God made these precious babys of all kinds were it be pigs, cows, dogs, cats, horses, elephants ext. He gave us full rein over all animals. And look what we’ve done!!! SHAME ON US.Just because you dont harm one doesnt mean a thing. You didnt stop it ither did you? So dont piss&moan about how horrorable it all is. If you dont FIGHT THE FIGHT YOU DONT HAVE THE RIGHT TO COMPLAIN. Get off your but be a good&decent person
    Show others what it is to care&stop cruel behavior. Show God that you love his gift and intend on stop abuse of theses innocent ones. Its a crime. In the land where you live, and to God where you should hope to live with him and all of the beautyful Animals.

  • Dina Bern commented on June 11, 2015 at 6:17 am

    Thank you for your work on behalf of animals!

  • Soma Roy Mukherjee commented on June 11, 2015 at 6:55 am

    Zero tolerance for cruelty towards animals.

  • Wendy Gilbert commented on June 11, 2015 at 10:56 am

    STOP THIS ABUSE….PLEASE

    • kunal chaphekar commented on June 16, 2015 at 1:13 pm

      YES ANIMAL CRUELTY SHOULD BE STOP IMMEDIATELY, AS IN NEPAL 2,50,000 COWS WHERE BRUETLY CUTTED IN THREE DAYS. SO ANIMAL CRUELTY SHOULD BE STOPPED IN WHOLE WORLD,, HEY YOUND GENERATION PLZ COME AND RAISE HANDS….

  • jinahpark commented on June 11, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    stop it

  • sue mortimore commented on June 11, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Why can’t PEOPLE stop hurting animals of all kinds

  • mika katayama commented on June 12, 2015 at 12:01 am

    Help

    • mika katayama commented on June 12, 2015 at 12:04 am

      I want to help

  • Debjani commented on June 12, 2015 at 8:29 am

    This is great news and I’m brings much relief to everyone who is concerned about the poor animals. However, such horse drawn carriages are commonplace in Kolkata and other cities/towns in India, and further action to stop those will be highly appreciated.

    Wishing PETA all the the best!
    Debjani

Post a Comment

 

By submitting this form, you will be indicating your consent to receiving e-mail marketing messages from us unless you have indicated an objection to receiving such messages by unticking the box above. You're also acknowledging that you've read and you agree to our privacy policy.