SAMABHAVA is a Bangalore based animal welfare organisation whose mission is to help the working animals of the city. Since its inception in 2010, we have covered the working equines of the city, and when funds and manpower permits, we shall initiate a specific goal oriented initiative for the working bullocks of the city.
The organisation’s main area of work at present revolves around the welfare of the working equines in the city of Bangalore, and other towns close by.
Under our ‘Working animal welfare’ wing, we influence the lives of working equines in two ways.
First: As part of our mobile veterinary care, we reach out to the working equines of Bangalore (and also in places like Ramanagara and Channapatana, Off Mysore road) on Sundays (average field visit per month at preset in 2.5); we also cater to emergency calls irrespective of the time. Details of our field visits and emergency cases are furnished in our main Samabhava Facebook page on a regular basis.
Second: ‘Project Atonement’: Apart from mobile veterinary care, which is the mainstay of our organisation, we also run a Rescue and Adoption programme for abandoned and/or permanently injured equines. In rare circumstances, we also consider purchasing an equine (as we think that he/she is not fit to work anymore, and must hence retire) at a nominal sum. At, we have rescued and adopted about 7 equines (1 horse and 6 ponies) who will be under our care till they breathe their last breadth.
Each of our rescued and adopted ponies have their own story behind our initiative to adopt them for life. In the next month or so, we will increase the number of adoptions.
Having been witness to how happy and content all our adopted animals are, we plan to increase our adoption programmes in the long run.
Given the current circumstances, and after having understood the journeys of some of these working animals over the years, we are against a ban of these working animals in the city of Bangalore. We believe that a ban should encompass appropriate rehabilitation of all the animals that will be subject to a ban. Yes, ideally, no animal should be pulling a cart, neither in a metropolis like Bangalore, nor in a tier III city.
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