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Kindness to Animals

Or, The Sin of Cruelty Exposed and Rebuked

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Published: 1845
Language: English
Wordcount: 18,921 / 56 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.5
LoC Category: SF
Downloads: 490
Added to site: 2006.03.11
mnybks.net#: 13119
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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e streams, and crossing deep torrents by the unsteady bridges made of trunks of trees, and he said he never saw an animal so full of spirit and good-temper as my mare. I never touched her with the whip, but spoke gently to her; and I can truly say, that for the year and a half of my riding her every day, she never brought me into danger, nor ever disobeyed me. You may say, "But this was a particular sort of horse, not like others." I have only to answer you, that the bad, vicious horse I spoke of before, was bred in the same place, lived in the same stable, and the only difference between them was the different usage that they had received.

The horse is one of the most sensible and most affectionate of creatures. You see, every day, how they will obey the man who drives them, going on, stopping, moving to the right or left, and turning any corner, all without the driver going near them. They have learned the meaning of his words, or they could not do this; and is it not dreadful that a creature able to

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