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I Am Against Keeping Wild Animals In Captivity

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    Unless, of course, there is a good reason,

    like saving an endangered species.
    ThatOneGirlWithTheBlueEyes ThatOneGirlWithTheBlueEyes 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    Mixed Feelings About Zoos, Some Questions, Some Answers.

    Having lost my long post through an unfortunate push of a button, I'm going to be more concise the second time. - Zoos have always struggled financially which makes it impossible to provide the best living conditions to its animals - Zoos have outlived their use as means of...
    KnottyG KnottyG 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 21, 2010

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    Dear People Who Keep Wild Animals, I know many of you love those animals but they aren't happy in captivity. We humans wouldn't be happy living in a small room for the rest of our lives no matter how much our captors cooed over us or how much of our favorite food they...
    Tamytha Tamytha 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 26, 2012

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    The Cove

    Just watched an unbelievable documentary called "The Cove", about the Japanese dolphin trade, in which dolphins are taken into captivity (several hundred at a time) and sold to aquariums where they are mistreated and become severely depressed. The ones that aren't chosen for...
    maryb84 maryb84 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2010

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    Wild Animals Should Be Here They Belong

    all wild animals should be in a envioment they belong and where they were born , they shouldn't be confined to a little enclosure . the animal im total agenisnt being in captivity is the polar bear and punguins the need to be on real ice not artifical ice !!! its not right !!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 16, 2011

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    No,wild Animals Don`t Love Their New "home"

     animals that roamed hundreds of miles don`t like being couped up in tiny "habbitats".and no,we are not learning about how they act in the wild.ever see lion and tigers pacing in these enclousers?it is like mental illness in humans.and we caused it.you want to help animals...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Feb 26, 2010

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    Sometimes

    Sometimes it is necessary to keep them safe.  But most of the time that isn't the case.  They are in unnatural habitats and that causes them to act out.   Wild animals should be that - wild.  We as a species need to LEAVE THEM ALONE to stand or fail on...
    Parthenopeaigle Parthenopeaigle 36-40, F Aug 30, 2010

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    Hello, Wild Animals Do Not Love You...Wild Animals Kill You...Hello? Is Anyone Listening?

    On February 20, 1991, a group of 3 Killer Whales (Haida, Nootka, and Tilikum) killed a trainer named Keltie Byrne at Sealand in Victoria, British Columbia. After this, Tilikum was relocated to SeaWorld of Orlando, Florida, where he remains. He is currently the largest Killer...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 26, 2010

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    wild animals should be left alone in the wild and not interfered with or hunted. They have as much right to live as we do
    sarahunknown sarahunknown 22-25, F a week ago

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    Wild animals have as much right to live as we do and should be left alone and not hunted
    sarahunknown sarahunknown 22-25, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I don't get it, dogs aren't better hunters or more skilled than cats, cats have a more complex brain which means more intelligence, they are skilled hunters, and great fighters...
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    Bottom line humans suck, animals are far more intelligent and honest with their own species. Humans are cruel, power hungry, and bloodthirsty. Animals only fight for survival...
    AllThePrettyHorses AllThePrettyHorses 41-45, F Oct 14

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    Stuffed animals are quite adorable and popular among children, at the same time, the hygiene is a problem that we cannot ignore. However, the biggest change is how to clean them...
    stuffedanimals0902 stuffedanimals0902 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    I love animals so much! I have a cat right now and she is amazing. I found her in the streets. She was next to her siblings that were already dead. At that moment I knew that to do...
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    Makes me so angry when defenceless animals are subject to bad treatment - for no reason!! I hope they rot in hell for harming Gods creations.
    Delta14 Delta14 26-30, F 5 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    What is "Keeping EP Safe" and why should I join? Keeping EP Safe is a group thats goal is to decrease and eventually stop inappropriate material income on Experience Project. We...
    KeepingEPSafe KeepingEPSafe 22-25, F Sep 30

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    A member’s duty! Thank you for becoming a official member of “I Am A Member Of Keeping EP Safe”. How can you do your part in making Experience Project a safer site...
    KeepingEPSafe KeepingEPSafe 22-25, F Oct 1

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    Ever since I was a little kid I have adored animals. My mother helped it blossom into a real passion. I am 13 and me and my family are registered breeders of Guinea Pigs, we...
    GuInEapiggies167 GuInEapiggies167 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    I have completed school and the examinations required to be a certified veterinary technician (CVT). I worked at many animal shelters in Texas while I was in school and there are...
    maybeIshouldnt maybeIshouldnt 22-25, F Sep 23

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    Who's sick of people treating animals inhumanely? Want to show these jerks just how "funny" it is to get beat up? I'm casting a new show for SPIKE TV where people who have a...
    CastNow CastNow 31-35, F Sep 23

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    I absolutely love animals. They make me so happy and idk what I'd do without them! I have 3 kitties that I adore. All 3 are rescued Anyone else love animals?
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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    In June I finish my classes and can finally start my career. I went to the pound the other day with my friend Jessica. It bothered me how many innocent animals were there caged in...
    rjschuler rjschuler 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 8

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    I love stray dogs and animals Some of you may not have stray dogs in your countries. When I travel, I take some extra food with me for stray dogs (and other animals). Family dogs...
    NatureTraveller NatureTraveller 41-45, M Oct 11

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    Animals seem to know better than us how to live a happy life. They live in the moment. Not worrying or stressing about life, how the bills will get paid, whether they're good...
    jaimstar jaimstar 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I adore animals. They make for the best companions. Always there, always loving. Ah... Especially dogs. But I love most baby animals too. Furry is my go to. I decided that I was...
    Qwert143 Qwert143 22-25 1 day ago

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    I am a true friend to all animals. I grew up in the hill country of southern Texas and because of this, developed a unique connection with all things nature. I see God in all...
    QuickandtheDead QuickandtheDead 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 24

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    I love stuffed animals they're so cute and cuddlie.
    dancerwithheart dancerwithheart 13-15, F Sep 29

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    I've been thinking a lot and I really want to open up my own pet rescue so many animals that need to be saved I recently lost my baby and I think this is the push I needed in the...
    muffinpowers muffinpowers 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 3

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    Sooo cute!! I love animals!
    KazeDream KazeDream 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 5

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    Not so sure about pets unless they have been rescued though. Arrr I would love to rescue some animals and give them a loving home
    LifeOfARoseCat LifeOfARoseCat 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    I'm actually laughing at the dog people who think cats are stupid/dumb/egoistic/narcisstic. -- I have a cat myself and i think it's safe to say that they may be even MORE...
    MilotheCat MilotheCat 13-15, M 3 Responses Oct 9

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    a lot of them are just really sweet animals and a lot of them'.a loving home to call their own Plus i think they need a second chance at a good life
    1carolyn1 1carolyn1 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I love my cats! Okay! I go outside whenever I can and I hang out with all the cute kitties! I just always had a fondness to cats even though I like animals in general, cats were...
    4NeonFun 4NeonFun 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I love animals but my favourite is dogs. I love how loyal and understanding they are. I don't know what I would do on a world without dogs. They are so cute!!!!!
    AngelPets101 AngelPets101 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    But I hate pets, I feel the whole idea of it is unnatural. I'm fascinated by animals and have a lot of respect for them, however I've never felt the urge to 'own' one. Why keep...
    Jwillis2181 Jwillis2181 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I think love someone doesn't always mean keeping them; sometimes it also means you have to let them go. Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak; sometimes it means that you are...
    Lily710 Lily710 31-35, F Oct 8

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    I'm a wild boy, anyone else?
    bggreen0515 bggreen0515 18-21, M Sep 27

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    Yep that's me all right. I'm wild animal and I love it.
    kaycandy kaycandy 18-21, F Oct 3

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    Live in Scotland but want to go live in the wild! Scotland's good for this this but just to small really. Have been thinking about America but not sure what to do really. Any one...
    hammy1990 hammy1990 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    I am a big campaigner and protester against every form of child abuse! I recently organized a protest outside Manchester Family Courts to argue against corruption in our so-called...
    ramonagreen ramonagreen 31-35 Oct 2

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    I work in a hospital as a nurse technician and I am 100% against infant circumcision. Technically I'm against all circumcision but at least adults have the choice. Being born...
    joshuaw94 joshuaw94 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 4

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    I'm against abortion, because I know of a woman who had an abortion in her youth, and she was coerced by her boyfriend and she did it for him, and she had regret it, and then they...
    Luckycharm2014 Luckycharm2014 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    I told myself I would never do illegal drugs, smoke, and I would wait to drink until I'm of legal age. I have expectations for my future significant other that their views on drugs...
    anitamigna anitamigna 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 23

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    It annoys me so much when people see age gaps as such an issue like I will be with who ever I want regardless of our difference in age and I also think that interfering parents who...
    DemiendoImaginations DemiendoImaginations 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 23