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I Am Against Keeping Wild Animals In Captivity

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 16-17, 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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    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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    Mixed feelings on this. I mean, zoos are prisons, and animals should not be exploited for human pleasure. I think any sane person can agree on that. However, in some cases zoos...
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    makes our chirpy morningPocky :Dbaby owl bubu :DI? No. We love animals. My whole family love animals. There's still a cockatoo, one rabbit died, my rabbit and cat were lost because...
    HikoukiGumo HikoukiGumo 18-21, F Aug 8

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    Some day I'll own my own shelter, for ALL animals. Bears and everything. It'll be a HUGE facility and I will treat the animals right.
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    Strange143 Strange143 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    shantel685 shantel685 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Because I am 'The Wild'. It's only natural I protect and resonate of all things wild.
    RainbowLoveFire RainbowLoveFire 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    Let's get Wild like wild life
    laxprincess laxprincess 13-15, F Aug 20

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    If I had to end my life to end all cruelty to all animals I would.
    menna6 menna6 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I Loooooooooovvvveee dogs. I love all animals pretty much!😊 except snakes...😣
    RiverRachel RiverRachel 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    I love animals way more than humans because I know they won't cancel plans, will be there when you need someone :) love my puppies
    LindsayCarrette LindsayCarrette 16-17, F Jul 31

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    Growing up an only child my pets were my best friends as no one wanted to be my friend. Ive never been let down by animals. People always let me down. I always get used by people...
    thebestjess thebestjess 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    EyeOfLight EyeOfLight 18-21, F Aug 4

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    I love animals!!! ❤️❤️❤️ they understand me and at least they obey by nature. They don't kill everyone unlike humans. If you know what I mean.
    Diamond1029 Diamond1029 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    100% sure I love animals more than humans.
    ChloeMaay ChloeMaay 18-21, F 9 Responses Aug 7

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    When I watch those commercials about animals getting abused and every time I cry because I imagine how I would feel if I was that animal. Is it wrong to cry
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    MistressKimber MistressKimber 51-55, F Aug 15

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    I love animals and hate animal abusers.
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