You are here

Mumbai's horse-drawn carriages reaching the end of the road

The Bombay High Court agrees with animal welfare groups - which had petitioned for a ban, citing poor treatment of the horses - that the practice was cruel. "We hold that the use of horse-driven carriages . . . for joy rides is completely illegal."


MUMBAI'S ornate horse-drawn carriages are nearing the end of the road after a court in the Indian city ruled them illegal, saying owners must wind up operations within a year. The silver-coloured Victorias - styled on open carriages used during Queen Victoria's reign - have been