Join Jacqueline in Speaking Up for Horses
Bollywood's "Dhanno" does not want to see horses suffering in Mumbai every day. On behalf of her friends at PETA, Jacqueline Fernandez has sent a letter to Sitaram Kunte, the Municipal Commissioner of Mumbai, urging him to ban cruel horse-drawn carriages in the city.In the letter, the former Miss Sri Lanka also discusses a PETA investigation which found that horses used for carriage rides were kept in filthy, damp stables and left to stand amidst their own faeces and urine. "Horses simply don't belong on the streets, and they certainly don't deserve to be forced to pull carriages beyond the point of exhaustion", she writes. "I urge you to please take immediate action to stop this cruel form of entertainment."PETA investigators also discovered that horses in Mumbai are fed unwholesome food and dirty drinking water – if they receive any nourishment at all. Stables are often infested with flies and other biting insects attracted by the animals' waste. Many horses are forced to work and stand for hours in the blazing sun without any shade. The horses can often be found with injuries and untreated, festering wounds.Recently, a horse collapsed after being forced to pull a heavy carriage near Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus – an all-too-common occurrence among horses who are used for "joy rides" in the city.Give Jacqueline a hand and help put an end to the suffering of horses in Mumbai by demanding that horse-drawn carriages be banned immediately.
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