This is not a call for any donations, but if you could repost the articles would be helpful in eventually gaining some press about the situation here. "Kalesa" horses are carriage horses used in the city and "cocheros" are their drivers... and to give you an idea these horses are going through everything portrayed in the movie "Black Beauty" and more... however it's a tricky situation given the poverty level here, and as I wrote we can only do so much in educating the local population.
Horse fighting is another evil we're against - but along with the aims of someday diminishing cruelty to animals - we hope to educate those willing to listen.
Here's my blog entry about it and a link to the article a local paper wrote about it is at the bottom:
Hope you'll have a read!
Paws.org.ph is the official PAWS website.