Giddy up! Horses in art and history – and why racehorses are treated as disposable.
As the horses go round, and round, and round today, pause for a moment and think about the intimate relationship that’s existed between horse and humankind for thousands of years.
In an article I wrote for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald today, I take a wander through history and look at the objectification of the horse as represented in art, touching on recent gut-wrenching revelations about animal cruelty in the racing industry.
To quote myself, which I can do- “When animals are reduced to entertainment, a wounded racehorse is about as useful as a pair of stilettos with a broken heel.”
Anyway, if you want to have a read, you can get there via the link.
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