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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    One of these days I will go on a rant against

    sea world but today is not that day.
    Plungeintoadream Plungeintoadream 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 16

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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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    I sometimes realise that humans were brought up to be selfish animals by this scary, corrupt, just plain un-natural system. Yes we are Perhaps inferior in ways, but animals would...
    GavinCee123 GavinCee123 18-21, M Apr 5

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    They get a lot of grief in this country (UK). Especially the sea gulls and the herring gulls. I find it disgraceful how humans blame them for ******** on their cars and spending...
    Princessgemmy Princessgemmy 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 20

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    I sometimes think animals are smarter than humans, they certainly seem more at peace with themselves, they know what they want and what to do. I love to watch wildlife...
    Caitlyn9247 Caitlyn9247 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I just moved house and got an apartment right on the seafront, and it has a basement room at the front with a yard!! Woo! I finally have some outside space of my own, where I can...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M Apr 14

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    Why would you abuse anyone or anything. That seems counterproductive if you built love and trust in an animal then, hurt them because of what ever reason. Why would anyone want to...
    FrankK70 FrankK70 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 10

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    I believe being cruel to animals delves into the person's mental state. How can you be a good person when you are abusing animals? After everything on Pit Bulls and Parolees...
    favestril favestril 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    My Ex came by the other day.... at first she seemed angry and stern. I gathered this by the tone in her voice and her telling me over and over again that she is here to talk this...
    VintageSparrow VintageSparrow 22-25, F Apr 7

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    Have this weird imagination lol What if when humans die our "souls" gets to live another life thats based on what wev done during that life time Like if wev been good then we...
    Chiscuit Chiscuit 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    My cats always rub themselves against me when they see me cry and they look up at me as if they're asking me what's wrong. I just love my cats.
    ShayleAlejandra ShayleAlejandra 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    people who abuse animals disgust me. those people deserve to be beat badly. they are sick individuals.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 7

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    Throughout all of history no society ever accepted marriage to be between two people of the same gender. There were plenty of societies that practiced polygamy and polyandry or a...
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 16-17, F 6 Responses Apr 10

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    I know and have known some people throughout my life who have done some amazingly cruel things to animals. I'm an outcast of the groups they hang out in as a result of my...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My story on aspiring to live in the wilderness. It's about 12 A.M and I would like to write a more proper, and in depth story -- but I just want to put this on paper for now. I...
    Imaginist Imaginist 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    To all the twisted f@cks who think rape is ok I am so angry right now here I am a 15 year old girl who studies psychology at school and there on the news 20 minutes ago there...
    rougewolf55555 rougewolf55555 18-21, F 17 Responses Apr 7

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    Don't get me wrong, I'm one of the most manly men ever, but when those animal abuse commercials come on I cry so hard. Animals deserve to be treated well too, I love animals. So...
    Daivancey Daivancey 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I loved all my animals I have had over the years but wont get anymore that are going to die or get sick etc I just cant handle it . I do love animals over some humans because they...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 4 Responses Apr 6

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    The indifference, callousness, and contempt that so many people exhibit toward animals is evil first because it results in great suffering towards animals, and second because it...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 13

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    I want to live in the wilderness and am looking for a person or possibly even a few people to partner with to do this. Is anyone interested? I am currently in the U.S right now. I...
    ashleybh1 ashleybh1 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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    I am in desperate need for change. I am planning on leaving this society to live in the wild. I'm looking for a girl who shares my dream of living a free life in the wild and...
    markkennedy117 markkennedy117 18-21, M Apr 21

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    Looking for a few others to join me on a trip to live in the wild/wilderness. I'm getting ready to start getting gear/supplies to head off and also learning how to make traps and...
    Valmek Valmek 18-21, M Apr 24

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    To my readers, thank you for reading and commenting on my stories. For easier reading and to keep up, I'v created this group and will post the stories here. I hope you enjoy...
    MistyMoon1 MistyMoon1 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    I agree. I love that or company doesn't test on animals or Evans in animal cruelty.
    youniqueviatia youniqueviatia 31-35, F Apr 5

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    I love helping animals get back to health again, so far i've helped 4 deer (bambi, kevin, lenny and fencer), a 6 toed cat (luna) and a squirrel (bruice), they all made really cool...
    RoxyFox310 RoxyFox310 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I was visiting my grandparents once and there were a lot of small houses across their place which had little farms. There used to be a white and brown colored baby goat from one of...
    RH17 RH17 18-21, F Apr 10

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    I love animals more than humans.
    hashbrown20 hashbrown20 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    I swam with whale sharks whilst on holiday recently and found it very exhilarating to be around huge animals in the open sea! :)
    EndlessRiver EndlessRiver 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 18

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    I really do love all animals but I'm not giving this coyote foot away. Sorry not sorry.
    CyanideY CyanideY 70+, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    I think breeding pets and selling them is wrong, since there are so many animals in need. If someone does that, then I can't respect them.
    Shirousa Shirousa 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 19

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    I love animals more than anything besides my husband. I would never give any of them up!
    babysoph babysoph 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I spend most of my day studying and conducting scientific research. I discuss esoteric topics with straight laced people. Sometimes I need to let loose and get wild so I don't lose...
    Shanasmiles Shanasmiles 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    UK - I have been thinking about living in the wild for a long time as to put plainly, society sucks. Money is a religion i don't want to be a part of, if anyone from the UK are...
    suddensouthmess suddensouthmess 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 12

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    So, a new study of a mostly uncontacted South American tribe has revealed that modern humans' gut bacteria is lacking severely. Eating wild foods, like naturally growing berries...
    Unbeholden Unbeholden 18-21, M Apr 21

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    Oh! roses and lilies are fair to see;But the wild bluebell is the flower for me.Louisa A. Meredith
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 2 Responses a week ago

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