It is still high season on Gili Island and with that comes a lot more tourists. Great news for the tourist operators but not so, for the hardworking horses that are used to cart people, luggage and other materials around the island. Ponies are also used to dispose of the rubbish on the island and at the moment they are carting up to 20 tons of rubbish every single day in hot humid conditions.
The work is relentless and very difficult on these animals.
We are supporting these animals by providing high protein feed and supplements to help them cope with their daily grind.
Animal Aid Abroad has also just bought 7 extra harness sets to replace the nail ridden ones they are currently using. This was made possible from our recent campaign to raise $10,000 to help 5,000 animals in 60 days. These harness sets will be taken to the island next month and fitted. A further 3 will be bought before the next clinic early in the new year.
[Harness set recently bought for a Gili Island horse]