Taal Volcano is known as a tourist spot before the eruption happened.
If you by any chance had been in the Taal Volcano tourist spot, most likely you already meet the unsung four hoofed heroes of the volcanic island.
Both local and international tourists may avail of the services of these hardworking animals. They carry paying passengers and climb their way to the peak of the famous tourist destination.
These horses usually come with a guide to command and guide them in trekking the high plains of Taal Volcano.
But the fun moments with the horses may now only live as memories. The recent eruption and activity of the Taal Volcano made the situation very difficult to manage.
On Monday, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia announced that its rescue team is at Taal Volcano evacuation centers to provide basic food and veterinary care.
On Facebook, PETA Asia asked for support in its relief operations – from information about animals in need of help to monetary donations, food, face masks, leashes, and collars.
Animals inhale more particles at a time compared to humans, making them more susceptible to the health effects of ashfall such as respiratory, eye, and skin problems.
Residents there had gone back to the volcano island on Tuesday to rescue whatever animal, like horses, cows, and pigs, that may have survived the thick ashfall that has now enveloped the entire island.
Aside from fishing, residents on the volcano island made a living from raising livestock and offering horse rides to tourists ascending the Taal Volcano’s crater.
As a result, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia group announced that they are ready to help the poor animals left on the island.
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