The horse is a magnificent and wild creature, yet serves mankind so well and so remarkably willingly. This is even more surprising when you think how many work with ill-fitting saddles, ill-fitted shoes, unsuitable diets and egotistical riders.
Thank heaven there are some humans who do their horses well.
Because of the amazing anomaly presented by the horse’s power and strength, bent to our will despite our treatment (some of it from ignorance, some from intent), a poem occurred to me . . .
Here is PETA’s campaign to raise awareness of the misery suffered by Orcas at SeaWorld.
This business only survives because of its huge profits made purely from animal exploitation.
It would NOT be profitable if no one were to buy tickets! Simple.
The orca is a sentient and intelligent creature that should be in the wild, not performing tricks for man’s pleasure. If this goes on, we can honestly say that we as a human race have not moved much further forward than we were in Roman times, with the spectacles held at the Colosseum for our amusement.