Horses are very intelligent and have a complex language. They use their ears, eyes and subtle body movements to communicate.

They are also very social. Being alone can cause mental or behavioral problems. They grieve when they lose someone close to them.

Free horses can live up to 25 years. They really like to run and can travel several kilometres a day.

However, horses are used in various ways. They are exploited for transportation, for circuses, for races and for other shows.

Many times they are forced to live alone or with few members of their species.

The training methods they go through are often extremely cruel.

In races, they suffer such serious injuries that many of them die early. When they retire, most end up in the slaughterhouse.

In captivity, all of their social, spatial, and emotional needs are violated.

We have the power to end the use of animals for entertainment by stopping going to zoos, aquariums and any show with captive animals.

Matilde Nuñez del Prado Alanes is from La Paz, Bolivia. She made her thesis in Sociology on cockfighting, as a result of an undercover investigation in the field for 4 years, and she is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Critical Theory. Her topics of interest are the relationships between humans and other sentient animals from the perspective of Critical Animal Studies, the socio-ecological issues, and the intersectionality between different forms of oppression, domination and exploitation.