It was absolutely, absolutely horrible to watch this, and a good example of how we collectively choose to empathize with humans only, while the true victim is right before our eyes. The fear and abuse this horse was and is subjected to should never be called a sport. Forcing another sentient being to do things they don't want to do is never a sport. It is abuse, plain abuse people enjoy watching on TV. Then just imagine how horrible things must be when the cruelty has to be hidden.
It's really interesting how when you criticize animal agriculture, people immediately jump to defending small farms. Like y'all. You don't honestly believe your chicken McNuggets came from farmer Steve living in a picturesque cottage on Mulberry Lane, right? They came from a shed crammed full of 40,000 chickens who have never seen the light of day.
The propaganda is really doing a number on you all.
if you're a person who cares about being ideologically consistent and also isn't a vegan you can tie yourself into knots struggling to reach the moral high ground, or you can just admit that you don't think animal suffering is that important.
and i don't! i don't think animal suffering can be directly compared to human suffering. i still think it matters, but it's low on my list of priorities, and while i would choose to be at least a vegetarian if i could force everyone else to be a vegetarian along with me (for climate reasons as much as anything else), i'm not overly troubled by my role in the current system.
To all my vegans and animal rights weirdos, some of y’all are cool but you’re both cults in my eyes, if you think you know more than native and indigenous peoples please choke. I guess there’s some weird insta page called sea conspiracy and they’re talking about seal hunting and how the Inuit are a problem or whatever....go choke. Some of y’all have the audacity to demand that they move and sign dangerous petitions when the Inuit are NOT the problem. Commercial hunting is the problem. I’ve seen tik tok after tik tok, video after video, of the Inuit explaining THAT THEY DO NOT DO COMMERCIAL HUNTING. Their ways of hunting are safe and resourceful. They use EVERY single part of the animal and yet you idiots have the audacity to continue to be uncultured and uneducated. This information is literally on the internet and yet you’d rather be racist. As I said before, and I mean this with all the disrespect in the world, go choke.
Edit: since y’all don’t have comprehension skills, this post is about white vegans and white vegans only.