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I Am Against Keeping Wild Animals In Captivity

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 167 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I just had some messages from somebody who was fascinated with torturing animals and sabotaging electronics. She appeared normal at first, but then gradually she unfolded her...
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F 11 hrs ago

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    When I was a little kid I was fascinated by animals. I still am but back then I wasn't too smart about it. I forgot my salamanders in a metal Folgers can when it was summertime...
    Morrgin Morrgin 31-35, F 1 Response May 10

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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...
    Caitlyn4725 Caitlyn4725 22-25, F 2 Responses May 12

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    I want to encourage everyone who loves animals to become a Defender of Wildlife. Oceana also does a lot of good work for my fellow Sea lovers. A lot of the time they only need...
    lonewolf41 lonewolf41 41-45, F 1 Response May 5

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    Call of the Wild, part IV Whitey unties the rope binding her stepsisters wrists... Misty rubs the red welts with her slender hands..soothing the pain.. '... well...sounds like...
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 41-45, F 3 Responses May 4

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    yeah, when I say I love the outdoors, the wild life and nature, I just mean new zealand's outdoors- as in the habitat of the country I live in. I know it's a bit rougher and denser...
    THISarcane THISarcane 18-21, F May 9

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    It takes time for me to let out all the animals inside, but once their out there's no turning back everything turns black and there's only a white road leading forward. But to let...
    vincent100 vincent100 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Here is one beloved event that happened when my dog Zeus was alive. Zeus was a bull mastiff with the same colors of a pug. He had a gentle spirit, he was soft-spoken at times and...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F May 14

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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 Apr 29

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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 Apr 30

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    Anyone who abuses animals is low and ignorant!!!!! No exceptions.
    Weareallmadhere22 Weareallmadhere22 13-15 4 Responses May 12

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    I don't know how people can hurt animals and if you do you are disgusting!!
    BigAss101 BigAss101 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I love animals very much. Where I live pets are not allowed. I have seven betta fish which are allowed. I love them, and attached to them. I look forward to feeding them, making...
    Missgirlie Missgirlie 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    Yes.. sometimes, I do think birds and animals are far better than humans in many aspects . They don't judge you or criticise you or betray you. I just want to share an amazing...
    PrincessOdette PrincessOdette 22-25, F May 11

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    Thousands of animals are dying daily for pointless reasons. Animals are going extinct. There are 7 billion humans on this planet who provide nothing worthy to the universe...
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 6 Responses May 12

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    Animals know! they can feel your energy just like your dog knows when you are angry and they walk all sad and go to the corner or to their cage, they know when you're upset or hurt...
    m3ll3900 m3ll3900 18-21, F 1 Response May 14

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    In china they skin animals alive... If you ever had a pet for a long time you"ll understand that their smart too and have feelings. If your one of those ************* who tortured...
    FreeSPM FreeSPM 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    I love any kind of animal. You could have asked me 10 years ago and I would have told you differently. But then my mom got me a dog for my birthday and now I love animals for some...
    lindseygreypat3 lindseygreypat3 26-30, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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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...
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 41-45, F Apr 28

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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 Apr 25

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    A stray cat family visited the balcony of my room in Yokohama. (see above pic.) There were kittens. I gave them some food at night (see below pic) but apparently only the adult cat...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M 4 Responses May 9

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    I believe the testing of products animals. It's cruel.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 10

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    I think animals are very pure and we can learn a lot from them scientifically and spiritually.
    Adventurelegs Adventurelegs 13-15, F May 12

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    I'm hoping to become a veterinary one day, I love all animals and being outdoors. I love my pets and can't help to feel sad when I see a hurt animal on the street.
    fabivalo fabivalo 22-25, F 1 Response May 13

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    I really love animals and since I was very young, I always said to my mom that I wanted a monkey, I was obsessed with monkeys, gorillas, and everything about Jane Goodall, i really...
    mrsOrochester mrsOrochester 31-35, F 4 Responses May 14

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    I liked the vegetarian because I love a healthy lifestyle. does not mean that love animals. because like vegetarian equal to the liking yourself ! (inspired by a drama)
    6moemoe9 6moemoe9 18-21, M 1 Response May 14

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    I'm sorry I have to post this here, I love all animals but in not vegetarian, neither is a lion or Tigger and their a part of nature, as are we, their might be heartless people out...
    Lahaynes14 Lahaynes14 22-25, M May 15

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    Am a keen follower of parapsychology and the disputed or unexplained. Humans largely have lost touch with auras in this scientific and technological world today - but other animals...
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I really do love animals. They make me happy for the most part, I enjoy being around them more than people. Cannot wait till I graduate college and get my career started so I can...
    SuperSchuler SuperSchuler 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Coming home after a long day of working and studying to play with my cat, feed my turtle and fish is always so soothing and comforting. They are more than just pets and animals to...
    IneffableSolitude IneffableSolitude 18-21, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    I completely disagree that diamonds are a girl's best friend! BTW, I'm going to just type this out without proper grammar, paragraphs, blah, blah, blah. LOL! Our dog was a 15 year...
    SarcasmQueen SarcasmQueen 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    I love animals because they are what we aren't. They live simple lives without even trying. I love that. Just the overwhelming urge to live simply. If you knew me you would know...
    DreamCloud17 DreamCloud17 18-21, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    So I saw a video of the top 10 animals we extinct off the earth, Number one which of the wed Pam pigeon and its population was 3 billion and we killed them all, that made me feel...
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 3 Responses 17 hrs ago