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How our unacknowledged value systems muddle the debate

"Sustainability" is something of a buzz word in the horse industries. But it means different things to different people, as does the word "welfare". And until we each investigate and lay open our values regarding horses, we cannot have a meaningful debate about right and wrong, says University of Sydney's Dr. Iris Bergman, whose research is mapping out exactly what divides horse welfare advocates and industry stake holders in the animal rights and welfare debate.

All race day scene images by Dr. Iris Bergmann.

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