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Help Mumbai Ban Cruel Horse-Drawn Carriages

The Mumbai traffic police have passed strict scheduling limitations for Victoria rides and banned them altogether in Colaba and some other parts of the city, but the horses still need your help. 

Mumbai's horses are forced to haul passengers in blistering heat and pouring rain and are frequently denied adequate rest, food and water. They are typically housed in filthy, unlicensed and decrepit stables – when they are provided with any shelter at all. Even if they are injured or ill, they are still forced to work. Most never see a veterinarian their entire lives. Many horses have collapsed in the middle of traffic. 


Accidents involving horse-drawn carriages have caused numerous injuries—some fatal, including the death of a 3-year-old child who was thrown from a carriage in 2010 after a passing car startled the horse

You Can Help Stop This
In spite of the new traffic police ban and timing restrictions, horses are being made to ply in banned locations and during banned hours illegally. If you spot horses being made to haul carriages in violation of this Mumbai police directive, file an FIR with the police and share a copy with PETA. Police are required to take your complaint.

Please also urge authorities to enforce the existing timing restrictions and bans, to shut down the unlicensed stables and to stop issuing licenses to drivers. Express your support for a complete ban on horse-drawn carriages in the city.

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Mr. Vivek Phansalkar
Sitaram Kunte
Dr. H.D. Gaikwad

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