Then there’s the weight the dogs have to pull behind them. Pulling one person would be hard enough, but recent images show dogs having to pull a driver and two or three passengers, as well as the rickshaw itself.
“It’s a tremendous amount of strain for one dog,” Brown said. “The dogs would be malnourished, they wouldn’t have had health checks and they’ve probably never been [de]wormed — so they’re going to break down really quickly from exhaustion.”
When the dogs do eventually collapse, they’re probably slaughtered for their meat, Brown said.