Animal Rahat recently posted a heartwarming video of their rescued animals enjoying themselves to the fullest. It’s so warm and inspiring that you will want to do everything you can to see as many happy animals as you can!
Animal Rahat is an organization in India that advocates for replacing working animals with industrialized machines. They rescue and take in orphaned, abused, and injured animals. Their primary mission was to help working animals in India, but they come to the rescue of any animal in need. Their website explains that at the sanctuary, “the team cares for rescued, retired, and orphaned animals, including bullocks, horses, buffaloes, camels, dogs, and cows. In the field, the group rescues and treats cats, wolves, birds, snakes, jackals, porcupines, turtles, crocodiles, donkeys, goats, camels, and even an elephant or two!”
The video above shows horses, camels, and water buffaloes rolling around in dirt, running, and just spending time together. The description of the video on YouTube says that many of the animals in the video came from the sugar industry or cruel circuses.
Although it’s not often discussed, the sugarcane industry in India relies quite heavily on animals and there are cruel, abusive methods in place. Bullocks are forced to pull extremely heavy loads of sugar and they are put in a contraption where they walk in circles while being pulled by a rope to crush sugar.
Another animal seen in the video that is often exploited for labor is the camel. In the tourism industry, camels are often forced to carry extremely heavy loads, pull wagons, and carry people. They do this in the blistering heat, with little to no access to water, and they suffer extreme abuse. Just recently, an investigation done by PETA into the tourism industry surrounding the pyramids of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the world, showed just how much suffering the working camels and horses endure. You can help put an end to the suffering by signing this petition!
Another way you can help these animals is by never participating in any activities or excursions that use animals when you travel. If you don’t visit these facilities, you aren’t contributing to such abuse. Profit is what keeps these places going. Even travel agencies like TripAdvisor and Booking.com are changing their policies by cutting ties with attractions where animal cruelty takes place. You can encourage other travel companies like Expedia to follow suit and share this information with everyone you know to spread awareness and inspire others to do the same.
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