Black Beauty

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I found Black Beauty on Amazon and it was free with the Kindle app, so I decided to download the book and read it again.

I read the book when I was much younger and was struck by the story of triumph.  The horse always does his best and manages to come out a winner in the end.

This time I was struck by the amount of animal cruelty in the story.  Unfortunately, it does mirror the reality of that time.

Today we have improved, but there is still a shocking amount of animal cruelty in this world and even in our own country.  How can we call ourselves an evolved race or a moral people if we continue to harm those that are unable to defend themselves from our attacks?  How can a human being look into the eyes of another living thing and harm or kill that animal without feeling remorse?