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the Indian festival of Diwali, people traditionally share
sweets and snacks with family members and friends, so it only makes sense that staffers
with Animal Rahat, a working-animal relief program
in India supported by PETA, would mark the festival of lights by paying a visit
to Animal Rahat's sanctuary for retired bullocks in Sangli to share some treats
with their friends there.
staffers also cleaned and groomed the animals and gave them much-appreciated
massages, as well as performing the traditional Hindu rituals associated with
the holiday. In the photos below, you can see some of the animals in their
holiday finery, enjoying their "prasad" (offerings to the goddess
Lakshmi—in this case, a tasty banana).
bullocks also enjoyed a special meal of green grass and molasses (an extra special treat), and the resident dogs dined on a holiday feast of rice and
out more about Animal Rahat's vital work to provide veterinary care, rest,
nutrition, shelter, aid, and retirement to working animals in India at AnimalRahat.com. Please also consider making a donation today to become a supporter of the Animal Rahat program.
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