Free Press Journal

Victorias Banned in Colaba


The Mumbai traffic police have passed strict time limitations for Victoria rides and banned them altogether in Colaba and some other parts of the city, but horses there still need your help.The progress comes after years of appeals to authorities by PETA India, People for Animals and the Animals and Birds Charitable Trust.

Mumbai’s horses have been forced to haul passengers in blistering heat and pouring rain and are denied adequate shelter, 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 during their entire lives. Horses have collapsed in the middle of traffic. Accidents involving horse-drawn carriages have caused numerous injuries, some of which have been fatal, including the death of a 3-year-old child who was thrown from a carriage in 2010 after a passing car startled a horse


courtesy PETA