february 5th 2013
The Chinchali Fair, an annual festival in India, brings great hardship to thousands of bullocks, ponies and horses who are forced to haul carts jam-packed with large families on journeys of up to 150 miles. The trip can take as many as two days of straight travelling to complete. Along the route, the animals often collapse from exhaustion, injuries, dehydration and despair.
Your generous gift today will support Animal Rahat's efforts to prevent an enormous amount of suffering and change the lives of many animals put at risk during this annual fair.
in just a few short weeks, thousands of bullocks, ponies and horses in India will be forced to walk and run as far as 150 miles, hauling carts full of families and goods to the Chinchali Fair, an annual goddess festival. Along the way, some of them will collapse from exhaustion, injuries, dehydration and despair. Others will try to soldier on, enduring injuries from the heavy yoke, worsening lameness and the sting of a whip.
Animal Rahat, an organisation of veterinarians and relief workers funded by PETA, plans to set up stations along the route to and from the four-day fair to bring some relief to animals in distress – and the staff needs your help.
The attention that each animal will receive from Animal Rahat may prove crucial. The veterinarians will bandage wounds, provide water and food, adjust or replace harnesses and straps that are causing pain, demand rest for those who are faltering and give medical treatment to animals who would otherwise lack the most basic care. Can you imagine what an enormous difference these efforts will make?
With the fair only weeks away, it's a crucial time for us to secure the resources necessary for Animal Rahat to come to aid of animals facing this gruelling journey.
Have you ever had someone offer help at a moment when you needed it most? Making a gift to Animal Rahat today is the perfect way to pay it forward.
Ingrid E Newkirk
PS With the Chinchali Fair only weeks away, it's a crucial time for us to secure the resources necessary for Animal Rahat to come to aid of animals facing this gruelling journey. Please make a gift to Animal Rahat today before the fair puts more animals at risk.