Man v Horse
Something popped up in my Twitter timeline this morning that made me feel sad and angry.
There is an annual sporting event in Wales called Man V Horse. This mini marathon is staged through the Welsh countryside and features people attempting to complete the course before riders on horseback.
As I watched the video showcasing the event (see below), of course I was instantly horrified by the use of animals in a sporting event. I am opposed to animals being used for any form of entertainment, especially a cross country race that they most definitely would not enter and run without a human on their back.
The real disappointment came when it dawned on me that the event was sponsored by one of my favourite food companies, Whole Earth Foods.
I have been devouring Whole Earth products for years. Their sodas, peanut butter and cornflakes always make regular appearances in my shopping basket.
Because I am such a fan of their products and I have invested so much money as a consumer, I want to tell them that I am beyond disappointed that they have become involved in a race using animals.
How do you feel about the situation? Please leave respectful comments on this topic below.
If anyone from Whole Earth reads this, please note my passionate objection to this event and take time to read the comments of readers below. We buy your products and we are against animal exploitation.