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?