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I Am Against Keeping Wild Animals In Captivity

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 168 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Sad

    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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    A little while back I was house minding and parrot sitting for some friends on the northern outskirts of Sydney. The house is on the edge of a national park and overlooks a valley...
    EmperorJulian EmperorJulian 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 8

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    I adore animals and over the years I grew up with various cats, dogs, parrots and rats. There is nothing more beautiful than the unconditional love of an animal and I really miss...
    EmperorJulian EmperorJulian 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 3

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    A policemen recently beated me in the head, and only because I am against Einstein and against a TV **** in an certain country. I also am a woman. Far more beautiful, far more...
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I am against cat declawing to the maximum. I think one of my main reasons is because I view it as the cat's self defense when it is outdoors. It has dogs to contend with and other...
    ultraterrestrial ultraterrestrial 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    nobody has any rights against you
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 1 hr ago

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    I absolutely do not tolerate this at all... A few years back I had a friend that I didn't know at the times was very abusive to her puppies one night stayed over and I guess she...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 27

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    "Into the Wild" is a movie based on a book by the same name.The spirit of adventure.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7vSBlgf0eQA real story. A 24 year old man drops everything...
    miazeus miazeus 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    It is disgusting how anyone would use animals to gain profit and not have any consideration of the welfare of the animals involved. I recently went to my first Oscar's Law Rally...
    Mafrici Mafrici 22-25, F Oct 30

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    so i started a fundraiser to help organizations help abuse animals please chek my site out and leave a little help for animals thank u click this link https://fundly.com/users...
    mrjohn40 mrjohn40 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    XD abscond my friend what the title says is a lie , i don't like animals 💀 I love meat ! My favorite animal has to be a pig cause I'm a huge fan of pork 😍 just tbh even...
    turntechbiology turntechbiology 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 24

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    I love helping creatures! the moment when I see an animal or bug need help, I'm always free to help! any kind of animal! even if they're dangerous! dangerous animals? you say. well...
    shadowhunter221 shadowhunter221 13-15, M Oct 31

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    Animals love me. I believe that animals can sense if you're good with other animals. Animals can also sense sadness. My cats realize when I'm upset faster then anyone else in my...
    vrl1022 vrl1022 13-15, F Nov 14

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    Heak I would keep my cats a dogs in side my house and me out side just to make sure they are warm and happy, I would do any thing for them, and some people not all but some abuse...
    pinkkitten100 pinkkitten100 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Heak I would keep my cats a dogs in side my house and me out side just to make sure they are warm and happy, I would do any thing for them, and some people not all but some abuse...
    pinkkitten100 pinkkitten100 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Animal abusers should get the same kind of treatment they dish out but 100x worse! You people make me SICK and is the reason I love animals more than I do humans! ROT IN HELL YOU...
    texan75 texan75 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 28

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    This is against nature,I agree with locking this people.Unacceptable.
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    "The least we can do is speak for those who cannot speak for themselves." I honestly cannot stand those who abuse animals. If I were to ever witness it, oh my goshhh...I'd probably...
    Itsnickijae Itsnickijae 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 3

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    ISRAELI MASK SAVES HURT RHINO'S VISION November 4, 2014 RAMAT GAN. Israel (AP) -- Israeli specialists are easing the suffering of a two-ton rhinoceros with a chronic eye...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 4

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    Tarzan Wild Life Inc has been providing excellent wildlife control services in Toronto and surroundings for the past 10 years and has made its own position in the wildlife control...
    WildlifeControlToronto WildlifeControlToronto 31-35, F Nov 5

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    I'm NOT for child abuse or animal abuse or starvation or cutting or spousal abuse or experiments on animals or dumping toxins in the bays....(they stopped doing it in San Fran, and...
    cozyuptothefire cozyuptothefire 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    Last night, I was doing paperwork in the living room. I could hear off in the distance this noise it sounded like trash cans banging in the wind. Yet it's not windy?, so I'm busy...
    CrystalRainsPearls CrystalRainsPearls 41-45, F 9 Responses Nov 13

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    I have decided to volunteer at my local SPCA (society for the prevention of cruelty to animals). I am so excited!! :D
    sansabri sansabri 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hey guys, I'm 21 years old male and I live in California USA. I always wanted to live in the wilderness. I love God and I want to live around God's creations. I feel that's where...
    kyle1008 kyle1008 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 23

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    Animal abuse is just awful. People who abuse animals usually do it just because they can. They kill and torture animals (and sometimes other people!) just because they feel that...
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 4

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    Animals are cool and all, and I don't like them being abused. But I care way more about other humans than animals. All this rallying and support could be put towards helping people...
    pinkypie5 pinkypie5 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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    I love animals, and nature shows. If I could I would live in the woods, in a cabin with animals of all kinds living there. Plus a woman I am in love with, and her me.
    notjustme notjustme 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 9

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    people look me weirdly when i say that i like animals more than people , but i DO !!!! i love animals , for several reasons i am not gonna say :Pi lovvvvve cats , puppies , pandas...
    TitiChocolate TitiChocolate 18-21, F 10 Responses 4 days ago

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    I do not like people who hurt animals and children. People who do that deserve life incarceration and rot in hell. Animals and children are Gods Creations and they do t deserve to...
    debbieeee2014 debbieeee2014 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    If you are interested in living off of the land in the true wilderness, I have an offer for you. I'm looking for individuals in the United States who yern for a chance to settle in...
    Reidw13 Reidw13 18-21, M Nov 3

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    Are you eager to explore some adventure in your summer vacation? Planning to spend a great time with your kids? Yeah, then venture into Kanyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary with your...
    Gopinivas01 Gopinivas01 22-25, M Nov 11

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    A bit wild might be an understatement.... I like to express myself, and I don't readily accept a forced propriety. Being wild isn't meant to be offensive at all!
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I am the Beast Master. So, it seems. All throughout my life up to date. Animals have been attracted to me. At this point in my life. I live in a wooden cabin house along with my...
    muddygoat muddygoat 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 25

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    I'm 28 and still collect and sleep with stuffed animals; I love them.
    drunkiebird drunkiebird 26-30, F Oct 26

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    I love making squeaky baby voices for animals as if they were speaking. The squeakier the better. They love it!
    clamthatjams clamthatjams 22-25, F Oct 28

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    I love stuffed animals. I have like more than twenty of them. I still got my very first, and I'm in high school. I name them and give them birthdays. I know they're every name.
    Ranran123 Ranran123 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    The sounds and their beauty that Animals & Nature portrays is like therapy for me. Just laying down with my eyes closed listening to the sounds of Gods creation, is like music to...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Oct 31

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    There is no reason that you should feel that your so high up above animals and that they are so below you that you can beat them. They can't always defend themselves and even if...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    Animals can't tell their opinion and they don't intentionally harm you. The only way you can see their fear is when you take a look in their eyes when you're harming them. People...
    LindavdB LindavdB 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 3

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