King Arthur
Animal Stories from All-Creatures.org

FROM Rooster Sanctuary at Danzig's Roost
October 2019

What people seem to ask most when learning that we have a horse residing here is if he’s ride-able. We strictly are against any form of animal use, and riding a horse is just that, using another for a recreational, unnecessary activity.

Horse King Arthur

King Arthur came to us from a woman who purchases horses from kill auctions. King Arthur was only five years old at this auction. The woman was unable to train King Arthur because he seemed unwilling for any human contact, and she noticed there may be an issue with a hind leg. After we brought him here, the vet gave him a clean bill of health.

At first King Arthur was very jumpy and wouldn’t welcome attention. Now he demands attention in his friendships with humans.

What people seem to ask most when learning that we have a horse residing here is if he’s ride-able. We strictly are against any form of animal use, and riding a horse is just that, using another for a recreational, unnecessary activity. When we make it clear that we do not ride him even though he is “ride-able,” the next question is, “well, then why do you have him if you’re not going to ride him?”

As though his only purpose in this world exists to serve as a recreational unit made for human pleasure. We have a different idea here, and that is that each individual is born for his or her own purpose, and we’re here to protect and advocate for their right to their own interests and to let them live peacefully as they desire.


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