Urge BGC to Put a Stop to Horse-Drawn Carriages!
Bonifacio Global City (BGC), located in Metro Manila, recently offered kalesa rides,
otherwise known as horse-drawn carriage rides as a holiday “attraction”.
Despite hearing from PETA and hundreds of concerned people about
the cruelty involved in forcing horses to cart people around, BGC refused to
address the issue in any meaningful way and continued with their barbaric
business. We need your help to ensure BGC does not host this “attraction”
Forcing horses to pull oversize loads isn't romantic—it's cruel.
Horses are forced to toil in the searing heat, dodge traffic, and pound the
pavement all day long. Metro Manila is one of the most densely populated areas
on the planet, with horrendous traffic problems. Yet amid the plethora of
vehicles, horses are forced to pull heavy carriages merely to fulfill tourists'
fantasies of a historic cultural experience. These gentle animals suffer from
respiratory ailments because they breathe in exhaust fumes, and they develop
debilitating leg problems from walking on hard surfaces. Some horses have even
dropped dead from heatstroke.
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You can help!
Please use the
form below to contact BGC officials and urge them to show their commitment to
animal welfare by banning all horse-drawn carriages. Boycott all of BGC's
establishments until they confirm they will never host kalesa rides