Our Work in India

August 3, 2023

Horse Impaled on Fence

PETA India filed a complaint with the Kolkata police after a 2-year-old horse became impaled on a fence at the Maidan, reportedly as he was trying to access food, sustaining a large wound to his stomach, through which his intestines spilled out.

In the complaint, PETA India details that after learning of the injury, Radhika Bose, head of the CAPE Foundation, contacted the West Bengal Animal Resources Development Department (ARDD) and the police seeking their urgent assistance. Officers directed that the horse be taken to Belgachia Veterinary Hospital, as no ARDD veterinarian came forward to treat the horse on site. Accordingly, the horse was loaded onto a truck and transported to the hospital (which is about 10 kilometers away from the site of the incident) without being given any sedatives, worsening his condition and causing him extreme suffering.

July 11, 2023

The Great Big Move of 2023 for Animal Rahat

Global Compassion Fund–supported Animal Rahat needs all the help it can get to relocate some 200 animals in India after the country’s Supreme Court ruled that the land its sister sanctuary is located on must become part of a protected elephant corridor. The group has just a few weeks to relocate the animals safely and arrange for their care at new locations—all in the middle of monsoon season!

All Animals Seized From the Karur Latha Circus

Following a complaint from PETA India, authorities seized a camel, a pony, three dogs, a baby bonnet macaque, and a goat who were suffering from neglected wounds. Global Compassion Fund donors helped PETA India arrange for them to go to permanent sanctuary homes that are equipped to help them recover from the trauma of their horrid life in the circus.

February 27, 2023

Kerala Temple Celebrated ‘Nadayiruthal’ of Lifelike Mechanical Elephant gifted by PETA India

Following Irinjadappilly Sree Krishna Temple’s compassionate pledge to never keep or hire live elephants or any other animals for rituals, festivities, or any other purpose, PETA India gifted an astonishing lifelike mechanical or “robotic” elephant, lovingly named Irinjadappilly Raman, who will now help conduct ceremonies at the temple in a safe and cruelty-free manner.

Animals Seized From Ajanta Circus After PETA India Complaint

Ranchi police raided the circus, seized several animals, and registered a first information report against its proprietor. The animals seized in the raid – three adult spitz dogs, three puppies, and a brown stallion – are being examined for health issues and will be rehabilitated by PETA India.


July 28, 2022

PETA India Brings New Victorian-Style E-Carriage to Kolkata to Replace Horses Used to Haul Tourists

PETA India and partners the CAPE Foundation displayed a new Victorian-style e-carriage that could replace Kolkata’s horse-drawn vehicles as Mumbai has already done.


August 3, 2021

Animal Rahat’s Vital Work for Victims of Unprecedented Flooding

Recent historic flooding across the state of Maharashtra has put many animals in peril. Hundreds have been unable to reach food, and there’s been no one to feed them, but right now, Animal Rahat—a PETA-supported organization—is on the scene, providing them with food and veterinary care.

Animal Rahat feeds starving dogs in the Raigad district after flooding cut off their food supply.
An Animal Rahat rescue worker carrying a dog to be sterilized.

August 1, 2021

PETA India Uncovers Cruel Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides in Kolkata

Horses in Kolkata forced to haul carriages for tourists’ joy rides were discovered by PETA India to be severely malnourished and in need of urgent veterinary care. The report has been submitted to the West Bengal government for immediate intervention.

Horses in Kolkata forced to haul carriages for tourists’ joy rides
Horses in Kolkata forced to haul carriages for tourists’ joy rides.
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