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Mumbai Bans Horse-Drawn Carriages


June 15, 2015

Mumbai's famous horse-drawn carriages, popularly known as 'Victorias', must go off the city streets in a year following an Indian court ruling. The Bombay high court agreed with animal rights groups that using horse-driven carriages solely for human pleasure was cruel, and has directed local authorities to come up with a scheme to rehabilitate the reported 700 families who depend on Victoria carriages for their livelihood. The court has also ordered that all horses should be rehabilitated at a care centre.

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