5 Reasons why you should support the carriage industry

If you live in a city like New York, Montreal, or Charleston, you’ve probably passed the carriages at some point and wondered whether it’s an animal rights issue. If you’re on the fence, here are some points to consider. 1. It keeps horses in good health. Carriage companies are regulated by their jurisdictions to ensure…

On veganism

Veganism became a mainstream dietary choice, and for many, a lifestyle philosophy, in the last decade. Let me say this now: there’s nothing wrong with being vegan. But… Veganism has good intentions. It advocates for animal rights, condemns animal exploitation, and opposes large-scale animal farming that has a negative impact on the environment. I fully…

A word on animal rights

I’ve thrown around the terms “animal rights” and “animal rights activists” a lot in my former posts, and I think the terms need some discussion. This blog intends to inform those who haven’t had much animal exposure (particularly with farming animals) about animal husbandry and the role of working animals in modern society. I believe…

5 Carriage industry myths

Animal rights arguments against the carriage industry¬†show¬†their lacking knowledge of animal husbandry and equine care. Debunking the myths they perpetuate with common horse knowledge show that these activists are against the principle of working animals on a surface level without adequately researching the facts. Here are 5 carriage industry myths explained. 1. Walking on pavement…

To be wild and free

“Free the horses!” This is one of many taglines I’ve heard directed at carriage drivers on the job. If the conjecture wasn’t so fleeting, I would ask them: What does it mean to be freed? What would that mean for their well-being and quality of life as domesticated animals? Our ideas of what horses lives…

Our duty to domesticated animals: an introduction to The Husbandrialist

Causes today are like tattoos. Almost everybody has one. They’re not always apparent just by looking at someone but are often revealed after surface conversation. They make us feel good about ourselves. Most importantly, we don’t always do our research before fully committing to one. We latch onto a cause because it seems right by…