Part of a series on the subtleties of animal abuse in and amongst the animal entertainment industry. What we might deem as talent—or a strong inclination to obedience—often comes at the price of physical violence.
For most young males, Pride and the Ego is a constant battle between the self and the image of oneself. Like anything, it needs balance. Too little pride, and there’s little self-confidence; too much, and it becomes something overwhelming and intoxicating.