Michelle Cehn via Crowdrise
April 13, 2012
BENEFITING: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
Animal Rahat (“rahat” means “relief”) is a nonprofit organization that is making a difference in the lives of thousands of working animals and their owners in often drought-stricken regions of India. PETA is supporting this group and helping to expand its services.
The Animal Rahat ambulances not only serve a vital emergency treatment role but also educate the public about the needs of animals and the proper treatment of working animals. Animal Rahat has placed educational diagrams on all the ambulances. This is another way to convey—even to the illiterate—basic welfare lessons such as ensuring that both bullocks on a team are the same size so as to even the load on the animals’ shoulders and necks, avoiding the pairing of horses and bullocks for the same reason, avoiding whips, and replacing cruel nose ropes with morkees (humane face harnesses).
A total of $11,000 would put a fully equipped Animal Rahat ambulance on the road to provide emergency treatment for and help change attitudes toward India’s many working animals. Would you please help?