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Our Work

Our goal is to ensure the well-being of over 200 working equines in Chandigarh, Mohali, and Panchkula. We are committed
to protecting them from cruelty, diseases, pain, and suffering, and to help them live their lives in peace and dignity.
Rather than opposing horse cart owners, we aim to collaborate with them to ensure the safety, health, and freedom from
cruelty of their horses. Our objective is to relieve all working equines of cruelty and provide retirement if required,
ensuring they can enjoy a life free from harm.

Equine Cruelty Prevention Manager: 

We have a dedicated, full-time Equine Cruelty Prevention Manager responsible for preventing cruelty to all working
horses by enforcing existing laws and advocating for their protection by developing a deep understanding of the existing
laws and ensuring compliance among horse-cart owners.

Her job is to stand up for the horses and be their voice. She works with relevant authorities, such as the police and
field inspectors of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), to ensure that appropriate legal action
is taken against offenders, including the issuance of Challans and attending court proceedings to testify against them
when necessary.

Her job also includes responding to reports of injured horses and ensuring they get the medical care they need.
Report cruelty to Nimi: 77195 03259

Thanks to the work done by our equine cruelty prevention managers, we have achieved the following:


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Free Vaccines for Working Horses:

In a dedicated effort to safeguard the well-being of the working horses of Chandigarh, Peedus People, in collaboration
with The Stables, Chandigarh, recently administered the tetanus vaccine free of cost to all horses at their rehra
stands. Tetanus poses a significant threat to these hard-working equines, Recognizing this vulnerability, we stepped
forward to offer a lifeline with our equine project. This crucial initiative was made possible with the support of the
generous students from Carmel Convent School, who organised a fundraiser to sponsor the event. Their collective effort
underscores the importance of the community coming together to protect and care for these working horses, ensuring they
lead healthier lives and continue to serve the city.

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First Aid Kits

In Chandigarh, more than 200 working horses endure harsh conditions without adequate care or access to essential medical
assistance. Unfortunately, many of these equines suffer from preventable ailments due to limited resources and financial

As part of our initiative, we provided free first aid kits to all rehra stands, equipping owners with essential
medications crucial for immediate relief in case of injuries or ailments. These kits contain lifesaving medication to
alleviate pain, prevent severe colic, and supplies for wound care to mitigate the risk of infection. Furthermore, we
established a dedicated helpline number to offer assistance and guidance in emergencies, our commitment to supporting
the welfare of working equines in the region.

Spiked Bits

Chandigarh Police, PETA India in collaboration with Peedu’s people displayed 200 seized spiked (or “thorn”)
bits and replaced them with regular, cylindrical bits. Police had confiscated the torture devices, which are designed to
incise animals’ mouths and control them through pain, from horse owners, as the use of these contraptions violates Rule
8 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Draught and Pack Animals Rules, 1965.

We collaborate with SPCA Chandigarh to create awareness about the use of spiked bits. This will be followed by challans
for the offenders.

We worked with Chandigarh Administration to enforce a ban on the sale and purchase of Spiked bits (along with
the nationwide ban on usage). A similar circular was issued in Mohali and Panchkula.



We worked with Chandigarh and Mohali Administration to put up signboards about Equine related laws at Rehra stands
to create awareness among horse-cart owners as well as the iron merchants.

Educating Volunteers

At Peedus People, we believe in the power of education to create meaningful change. That’s why we prioritise regular
stakeouts with our dedicated volunteers, providing hands-on training in stopping horse carts and assisting horses in
distress. Through these sessions, volunteers gain valuable experience and confidence in responding to equine emergencies
effectively. We also emphasize the importance of proper grooming practices for equine well-being and educate volunteers
about common diseases and basic first aid techniques.

By equipping our volunteers with knowledge and skills, we aim to raise awareness and make a positive impact on the
welfare of working equines in our community.