Femke Den Haas, founder of the Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN) received a very distressing video of an old carriage horse being beaten and whipped several times after the exhausted horse collapsed on the ground and wasn’t able to get up. Although some people helped the horse back on his feet, his owner just kept on going with the abusive behavior and continued to force him to work.
Den Haas found out the horse’s name was Chester and she knew she had to help him. “Chester is not the first horse I have seen in this state — collapsing on the street and being hit. I have seen three other cases, including a fatal one,” she shared. As soon as she could, she went to visit Chester and his owner. The poor horse arrived in terrible shape, looking incredibly tired and just very unhappy overall. Thankfully, the laws support Chester, as beating animals is illegal in Indonesia and Den Haas was able to convince the owner to give him up, which he eventually did.
JAAN didn’t have a suitable place for Chester to live in but Den Haas was one step ahead, making arrangements for Chester to be located in the Arthayasa Stables. Once the very sad horse saw all the grass he would finally be able to roll in freely, with no more abuse and sadness ahead of him, he showed all his happiness and of course, threw himself in it to enjoy it as soon as he could! We’re happy to say Chester now has the life he deserves.
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Last Thursday was a BIG day for the horse from Depok who we have named Chester! No more hard work, no more abuse! Last Thursday, Chester was picked up & his life has changed drastically.
A very big THANK YOU to @arthayasastables for taking in Chester. We are very greatful for your help & we know that Chester is going to be well taken care of! Your warm welcome on Thursday has been very much appreciated 🙏🏼 Thank you also to Mba Albetherthiene Endah for your support, care and always being so awesome ❤️
Updates on Chester will follow next week. Stay tuned!
Hari kamis kemarin adalah hari BESAR bagi kuda yg terjatuh dan diepcuti di Depok yang kami beri nama Chester! Tidak akan ada lagi kerja paksa, tidak ada lagi penyiksaan! Kamis itu saat kami menjemput Chester, hidupnya akan berubah secara drastis.
TERIMAKASIH BANYAK kepada @arthayasaatables telah menerima Chester. Kami amat bersyukur atas bantuannya & kami yakin Chester akan dirawat dengan baik di sana! 🙏🏼
Sambutan anda pada kami pada hari itu sangat kami apresiasi! Terimakasih juga Mba Alberthiene Endah untuk dukungan, dan kepedulian yang selalu luar biasa ❤️
Update berita tentang Chester akan kami post minggu depan. Terus ikuti kisah Chester ya!
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Posted by Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN) on Sunday, September 10, 2017