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This Giving Tuesday, the Cart Horse Association is raising R100,000 to go towards caring for the remaining cart horses of the Cape Flats for 2023.

 

Cape Town, South Africa (03 November 2022) – The Cart Horse Association has joined the growing ‘Giving Tuesday’ movement. Each year, more and more people opt out of the overly commercialised “Black Friday” and instead, use Giving Tuesday as a way to make the world a better place.

This year, Giving Tuesday falls on the 29th of November 2022. The Cart Horse Association is hoping to raise R100,000 to cover the costs of caring for the cart horses living in the Cape Flats.

Cart horses are still used as working animals in the Cape Flats of the Western Cape. They play a vital role in the community but their care is sometimes not up to standard. The Cart Horse Protection Association helps keep the horses and donkeys fed and supported medically.

As part of the fundraiser, the association will be live-streaming a “day in the life” of a Cartie and his horses. This is being done to help the public better understand why cart horses are still used today.

“Please join the fundraisers from Cart Horse Protection Association on 29 November as we are going on an epic adventure! Cartie Theo is taking us out on his cart to find out firsthand what it is like to “skarrel” on the roads of Cape Town. Along the way we will be sharing with you all the services we offer to improve the lives of the working horses. We aim to raise over R100 000 this Giving Tuesday to ensure the health of the working horses on the Cape Flats.

Please join us on the day as we will be livestreaming our adventure (On Facebook, Youtube and Twitch) and you could even meet us along the road somewhere to meet us.

You can also help the working horses. By making a donation, you can ensure that they continue to be healthy and happy in their work.”

The association was founded in 1995 to ensure the welfare of the horse population. Back in 1995, life for the horses was much harder but today, after 27 years of unrelenting effort, they are fatter and filter!

“You may wonder why, in this day and age, we still see horses working on the roads. You may wonder if the horses are being looked after properly or if anyone ever checks on them. The Cart Horse Protection Association was founded in 1995 specifically to look after the welfare of the working horses. Over the past 27 years, we have worked really hard to change the thin, overworked horses to fatter, fitter animals, with owners who have the knowledge to take care of their horses.

Every day horses come into the clinic at Epping and wehave the opportunity to meet their owners or drivers. Our field staffI visit the horses and owners where they live. Sometimes our hearts break at the sights we see. Sometimes we are simply amazed by the kindness and compassion shown in these very same areas where gangsterism, crime and death are everyday occurrences.

We invite you to join us on our epic adventure and donate so that we can continue to offer services and care to the working horses of Cape Town.”

The association asks that any cart horse-related emergency, overloading or abuse should be reported to them by calling 082 6599 599.

If you would like to support the association, you can find out more via their website or Facebook. They also have their 2023 calendar out now which would make a great gift for someone you love.


Sources: Cart Horse Association – Supplied
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