“If a rabbit defined intelligence the way man does, then the most intelligent animal would be a rabbit, followed by the animal most willing to obey the commands of a rabbit.” —Robert Brault, writer (b. 1938)
“The human spirit is not dead. It lives on in secret…. It has come to believe that compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind.” —~Albert Schweitzer, Novel Peace Prize address, “The Problem of Peace in the World Today” (via officialteamgreen)
No, horseback riding isn't vegan.
Taking care of horses is great. Forcing them to carry your lazy ass is parasitic.
You have no idea whether or not it makes them happy. You can’t assume it does.
You ain’t no horse whistler. You ain’t no vegan.