It’s Not Horseback Riding – It’s Exploitation!

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Royal LippizanersWritten by:  Heather Clemenceau

Last night I read the “Death to Carnism” blog on Tumblr – “Horseback Riding: Is it Vegan?” The main premise of the blog is that horses are cruelly treated and oppressed by riding. The author is also adamant that animals should not be possessed by anyone who benefits from such ownership in ANY way, or if their presence in our lives gives us any sort of personal pleasure or happiness.   So obviously, I think the themes presented in the blog are spurious, because, even though I don’t eat meat, I can hardly equate riding horses with eating a factory-farmed animal. Nor do I believe that pet ownership implies that we are guilty of imprisonment, commodification, oppression, or cruelty to animals. For someone so intensely passionate about treating animals well, the author of the blog seems to have no issue treating human beings like crap. I…

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Environmentalist, Animal Lover, Birder,Equastrian
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2 Responses to It’s Not Horseback Riding – It’s Exploitation!

  1. Why do they call it horseback riding? What other part of a horse could you ride? Shouldn’t it be just horse riding?

  2. narhvalur says:

    An Anglosaxon phrase! We in Sweden call it just horse riding!

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