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I Am Against Keeping Wild Animals In Captivity

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 174 People

    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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    One of these days I will go on a rant against

    sea world but today is not that day.
    Plungeintoadream Plungeintoadream 18-21, F Apr 16

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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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    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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    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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    Unless, of course, there is a good reason,

    like saving an endangered species.
    ThatOneGirlWithTheBlueEyes ThatOneGirlWithTheBlueEyes 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 30, 2014

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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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    animals are the only beings that are pure of heart... humans are so curupt. I don't trust them all they do is use and hurt people and it sickens me. I will stick to nature and...
    fairymeg fairymeg 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    always have and always will. I have a soft spot for not only injured, but vulnerable animals too, and can't help but try to help them. I've taken in several caterpillars that would...
    nicolieflowergirlie nicolieflowergirlie 18-21, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I was planning to come o-n here yesterday and give my usual amount to you about how exactly the wise people were begging the public as they knew the money would-be around the...
    angoracheck53 angoracheck53 41-45, F 16 hrs ago

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    Wolves are beautiful, wonderful animals. They really pose no threat to us. We are far more of a threat to them. If you see a wolf, don't kill it. It won't do anything. I mean, is...
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999 16-17, M 17 hrs ago

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    If I see a turtle crossing the street, I help it out. Sure, I may be blocking traffic, but I really don't care. I know how some people are. They love running over animals, and I...
    TheQuirkyQuasar TheQuirkyQuasar 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've been sick a bit the last few weeks and one of my cats, Frank Sinatra, has been watching over me. Today I began feeling pretty crummy again and he got in bed with me and just...
    Susrh Susrh 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Dr. Donald Sonn says by vigilantly studying the trends of growth and evolution in medicine and business we can anticipate change and compensate for these said changes. He says that...
    williams298 williams298 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    I love stuffed animals I collect them . Over the years I've collected about a dozen bears, several dogs, a moose a few monkeys and several bean babies in various sizes .
    crazyram45 crazyram45 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I wish i could have a cottage by a lake and no one else would be there and i could go there when ever i wanted to not to mention about all the animals that would live their and...
    AnythingButLucky AnythingButLucky 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I feel like i understand animals and they seem to know how i feel too!!!!!!
    AnythingButLucky AnythingButLucky 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Once years ago when I was in my late teens I was working on our ranch a long way from people and camping out. One evening I was sitting on a log beside my fire feeling pretty low...
    grandpaj grandpaj 61-65, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I care about all animals even with bugs, arachnids, and insects, with few exceptions, I carefully remove them from the area. To all I wish them safe travels to the afterlife. When...
    Spidey0 Spidey0 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I think rodeos are just cruel. I think it's one of the most obvious examples of using (and abusing) animals purely for human entertainment and I don't agree with that at all.
    SavannahAnsley SavannahAnsley 41-45, F 10 Responses 5 days ago

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    There's an owl that my son and I have been watching for a few weeks. There is a small shopping center across the street from my house. Every night after closing, the owl makes its...
    TheQuirkyQuasar TheQuirkyQuasar 26-30, M 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    My cat Agnes has been more close to me recently since I feel kinda betrayed by my mom. I'll just be sitting on my bed for hours and Agnes will come up and just lay next to me or on...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Animals are spiritual messengers! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hsl_5NVp-gk&feature=youtube_gdata_player
    Jhayne8 Jhayne8 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    Animals also born to live like us please let them live , they are not hurting us then why someone hurting them ...... i hate people who cause cruelty to animals .
    GOKULAKRISHNANJ GOKULAKRISHNANJ 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    My Boyfriend told me we had enough pets. Then I brought home feral kitten that was "too wild" to be adopted. He's a house cat now. He told me, "Seriously, no more animals." I...
    DrLizzyFreud DrLizzyFreud 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    So, soon I will be leaving for a month into the wilderness. With just a weeks worth of food, a tent & tarp and the usual camping supplies. Hoping this journey will give me the...
    suddensouthmess suddensouthmess 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Yes indeed, I believe that animals are great! Especially wolves and other canines, hence the name Wolflover. If you aren't fond of animals, but want to change that, message me for...
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999 16-17, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am a wild woman who can tame myself :) sounds cool right
    halohai halohai 18-21, F a week ago

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    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/western-wildfires/forest-service-identifies-three-firefighters-killed-washington-blaze-n413436 Thought and prayers to the family's of the...
    Bruggee Bruggee 36-40, M Aug 20

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    I am an American born wife and mom and I am totally against all forms of Sharia Law in our 50 state courts and in our school districts. These people have no rights being in our...
    redheadedfemale redheadedfemale 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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    As well as violence against males. Doesn't matter what sex
    goodman72 goodman72 41-45, M Aug 19

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    For anyone who doesn't know what this is its swimming in lakes, tarns, rivers and the sea. However the true joys if wild swimming is skinny dipping.
    AvinaRain AvinaRain 13-15, F Aug 18

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    I spent the better part of a year helping to restore wilderness areas. I enjoyed it thoroughly. :)
    wuiop2 wuiop2 31-35, M Aug 18

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    Every day, every minute, every second. There's an animal who's calling for help. More than 1.13 million animals are being killed each year of abuse, starving, etc... Many people...
    Jgummy123 Jgummy123 13-15, F Aug 18

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    I used to care for injured wildlife in my home. Mostly birds, but I once had a pair of gophers that were caught in a trap at the park. They had injuries from the trap. Very...
    mysecretidentity123 mysecretidentity123 36-40, M Aug 17

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    As the undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s horrific sale of unborn babies continue to be released, so-called mainstream news outlets have all but buried the story...
    jopava jopava 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    Humans are animals and humans have feelings.
    Savannahmayk Savannahmayk 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    I found this group by accident. I don't really get why anyone would be against birth control. Humans are sexual creatures. Not everyone wants children or are ready for children...
    coolestdweebyahknow coolestdweebyahknow 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I like animals, especially pork or beef
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 14

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