Delhi Police with the help of, PETA India has conducted an enforcement drive throughout the city against the illegal use of spiked (or “thorn”) bits, which are used to control horses used for weddings and rides despite being prohibited under Rule 8 of The Prevention of Cruelty to Draught and Pack Animals Rules, 1965.
Delhi Police and PETA India intervened in the cases of more than 50 horses, replacing the spiked bits with plane ones. PETA India and the Delhi Police displayed the seized spiked bits at the Moti Nagar police station as part of an awareness drive to let the public know their use is illegal.
PETA India– is taking action to end the use of spiked bits. The group has sent a letter calling on the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change to enforce the law against the use of these torture devices and to amend Rule 8 of The Prevention of Cruelty to Draught and Pack Animals Rules, 1965, to include a ban on their manufacture, possession and sale as well. The group also wrote to Amazon.into ask that the vile devices be removed from its e-commerce site. And PETA India’s new video asks brides- and grooms-to-be to pledge to ride in an antique car, on a motorcycle, or in some other cruelty-free vehicle.
Wedding horses is an outdated practice that makes little sense. Pledge to use any other cruelty-free vehicle for the same.