Blog Entries Tagged as Animal Rahat

  • Feb
  • 21

Meet Two of Animal Rahat’s Rescued Donkeys

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Animal Rahat  is a PETA-supported charity that helps donkeys, bullocks, ponies, or other “working animals” in India. I’d like you to meet just two of the donkeys who were rescued by Animal Rahat staffers and now spend their days lounging around at the Animal Rahat retirement center.

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Devi was discovered by the Animal Rahat team on the side …

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  • Dec
  • 27

Easy, Useful, and Doable: My New Year’s Resolution

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Ordinarily, resolutions are far too ambitious. I mean, isn’t it pretty unreasonable to give up chocolate, especially the kind with hazelnuts in it? And if you buy an exercise bike, chances are, before long, it’s going to end up as a place to hang your laundry when the dryer is broken, or it’ll be posted on Craigslist.

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  • Dec
  • 17

Be a Secret Santa for Animals!

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Will you make room on your Christmas list—and in your heart—for an animal in need? PETA is looking for a few Secret Santas for a cold dog, an unsterilized cat, or an exhausted Indian bullock.

Your friends and relatives probably already have enough knickknacks and new gadgets to stretch from here to the top of Mount Crumpit and back 12 times, …

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  • Jan
  • 11

Elephant Freed From Indian Temple

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After nine grueling years, an elephant named Mariappan is finally free of the chains that bound him by all four legs so tightly that he could not take a single step in any direction. Mariappan was chained inside a filthy, dark shed at the Arulmigu Mariamman Temple in Samayapuram, India, until a local activist, with the help of …

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  • Apr
  • 9

Move Over, Black Beauty: Animal Rahat Saves Cutest Donkey Ever (and Lots More)!

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Did you read Anna Sewell’s wonderful book Black Beauty? My cousins had horses who were loved as much as my family’s dogs, and I’ve always been fascinated by these huge companion animals. I cried during the early parts of the book, but I love that Black Beauty eventually had a happy retirement.

In India, working bullocks, horses, and …

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  • Mar
  • 14

My Recent Trip to India

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I was in India not long ago, visiting PETA’s Indian affiliate, a trek that filled me with emotions ranging from desperation to hope. There is abuse everywhere you look, if you aren’t on one of those tours for highly sheltered, rich tourists.

One moment we were screeching to a halt to stop boys from tormenting a lizard (during …

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  • Jan
  • 13

Retirement, Indian Style

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Life is hard for animals working in India. In Maharashtra (a state in western India, Asia’s largest producer of sugar), bullocks—and sometimes ponies—are forced to carry extremely heavy loads of cane from the fields to the mills, trudging up to 20 miles a day in the extreme heat, along rutted dirt roads, and often with the whole family …

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