Written by PETA
I thought living downwind of the reeking refineries in east
Houston reflected badly on the oil industry, but that's just a mere annoyance
compared to the
suffering of bulls at the hands of oil companies in India.
That's why one of our friends from PETA India took over the stage at the Oil and Gas Review
Summit and International Exhibition in Mumbai to urge India's wealthy oil biz
leaders to replace carts
drawn by bulls with modern, non-animal forms of transport. The PETA India staffer was dragged out of the conference—chanting "Shame!"
Let's hope that she opened some eyes
(and hearts). Most of the bulls used to transport fuel from oil ports to
rationing stations in Mumbai are underfed and malnourished and kept in filthy
conditions, and many suffer from chronic inflammation, maggot-infested wounds, infections, or intestinal
problems. They are forced to work until they are exhausted, pulling
heavy loads through all weather extremes.
To learn how you can help end these bullocks' suffering, see
PETA India's action
alert and please make a donation to Animal Rahat, which was created to make a difference in the lives of working bullocks, donkeys, ponies and horses.
Written by Jeff Mackey
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