Sunday, January 11, 2009

Cart horses' plight draws 350

Hundreds in Israel heed call, turn out to help horses
As we saw in so many cities around the world last month on the international day of action against horse-drawn carriages, activists were out in full force. In Tel Aviv, approximately 350 people crowded into a popular venue on December 7 to show support for Hakol CHAI's (Concern for Helping Animals in Israel) campaign to ban the practice of pulling heavy loads through busy city traffic. These horses endure daily horrors, as documented in photos that show the skeletal animals literally being worked to death. Educational outreach at this event was a big success, with people wanting to learn what they can do to help put an end to this misery. Israeli singers Asaf Amdurski, Ram Orion, and Billy Levi performed at the event, which was part of the global coalition Horses Without Carriages International. Read more on the CHAI website.
About Horses Without Carriages International

1 comment:

Alice Ruth said...

This post makes no mention of NYC horses and certainly no comparison, directly or indirectly, between NYC horses and the cart horses in Israel. RD, calm down. Your nerves are getting the better of you. Might as well get used to it though, because the work of the global initiative is gaining momentum.