HE MAY BE
BY HARVEY RILEY,
SUPERINTENDENT OF THE
GOVERNMENT CORRAL, WASHINGTON D.C.
no more useful or willing animal than the Mule. And
perhaps there is no other animal so much abused, or so
little cared for. Popular opinion of his nature has not
been favorable; and he has had to plod and work through
life against the prejudices of the ignorant. Still, he
has been the great friend of man, in war and in peace
serving him well and faithfully. If he could tell man
what he most needed it would be kind treatment. We all
know how much can be done to improve the condition and
advance the comfort of this animal; and he is a true
friend of humanity who does what he can for his benefit.
My object in writing this book was to do what I could
toward working out a much needed reform in the breeding,
care, and treatment of these animals. Let me ask that
what I have said in regard to the value of kind
treatment be carefully................