Horse’s act of defiance carries message for all of us

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Perfectly healthy, prize-winning horse Chautauqua is refusing to race and pundits are perplexed. “A dapple grey horse”, the proverb goes, “will sooner die than retire”. Not so this eight-year-old gelding.

  • Andy Marks
  • Brisbane Times

Sometimes a simple act of defiance brings home the absurdity of relatively unquestioned conventions, like — for instance — forcing animals to perform for sport.

Apar 2bAt best, Chautauqua, clearly one of the world’s most ideologically astute and politically active horses, will be put to pasture. At best. And he is described as “troublesome”?

On a range of issues, recent acts of…

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