Horseback Riding and Animal Rights: Can They Ever Be in Harmony?


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Horseback Riding and Animal Rights:
Can They Ever Be in Harmony?
Comments by: Kimm MacDonald - 20 Jan 2006

I would say the actual riding of the horse is the least cruel. minus the whipping or spurring, and possibly being "kept" rather than in the wild, I think horses like to be ridden. (and if they have never been "free" perhaps they would not know the difference??) I don't think it is generally cumbersome, and they like to run. i think they have a sense or need to serve. I wonder if God has not instilled in them that need and desire to serve man and win favor. the same with other "pets," they develop a bond with us and show unconditional love and service. I think all relationships made by God are intended to teach us about God, about how He sees us, how He loves us, and to help us love better and grow.

So I guess if animals teach us how to love God, we shouldn't eat them. just a thought. as for the rest of your query, that will require more thought.


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