When we use the term ‘working animal’ we mainly imply animals mostly used by poor communities to transport goods/passengers in a city/town/village.  There could be areas where SAMABHAVA could consider providing assistance to the caretakers of animals who are made to work for reasons altogether different from that of transport. For example, a horse used in marriages and other celebrations can also be termed as a working animal. SAMABHAVA’s involvement in such cases would depend on numerous factors, viz:


      1. The condition of the animal

      2. The economical status of the animal owner

      3. The practices followed by the animal owner

      4. The level of commitment from the animal owner



Undoubtedly, SAMABHVA would weigh the pros and cons before deciding in its engagement level with the owners of such types of working animal.


SAMABHAVA will, under no circumstance, provide help to animals that are used in the below domains, and which might be construed as ‘working’ for the sake of an argument.

  1. Animals, especially cows, used for milking
  2. Animals used in entertainment (some of them are illegal, while others require prior approval from AWBI)
  3. Animals used in sport.


Add to this, the below two areas, partly covered in the above section, will not be the subject of SAMABHAVA’s Working animal welfare wing:

  1. Animals used by people, and which can be termed as working (apart from what SAMABHAVA already considers as ‘working’), in certain practices that are either against the law or are governed by stringent animal welfare guidelines. 
  2. Animals used by people for reasons that are different from that of earning for a living.

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