By BONNIE ERBE
Spare me the Barbaro encomia. It’s not that a horse with such heart doesn’t deserve high praise, in death and in life. It’s that most of the people praising him the loudest are hypocrites.
The only humans possessing adequate moral standing to praise Barbaro’s bravery are those who publicly oppose racetrack cruelty, or for that matter, all animal cruelty so omnipresent in American society today.