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I Am Against Keeping Wild Animals In Captivity

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    RaverFan RaverFan 41-45 Jul 6

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    AlbuquerqueJay AlbuquerqueJay 31-35, M Jul 1

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    ThisIsANewMe ThisIsANewMe 18-21, M Jul 15

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    DarkestTrance DarkestTrance 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    DarkestTrance DarkestTrance 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    I love my animals I really do I have one dog a cat and a kitten they are so wild! My cats name is penny and she is adventurous and she'll go outside anytime of day and just play...
    Rachelelizabeth417 Rachelelizabeth417 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    charliebarton14 charliebarton14 13-15, F Jul 12

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    It is cruel and sad.I cannot understand how any person can be so careless and not conscious on how painful this is for animals.So unfair...we all deserve a happy life,including...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 9

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    faithandfree faithandfree 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 14

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    I love animals far more than I love people. Animals to me are innocent beings. They don't deserve what humans do to them. I love all animals, even animals who are naturally mean...
    akrysrose akrysrose 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    There isnt a single time in my life i remember in which there isnt a pet or animal present. Ive always had a fascination with animals for as long as i could remember. I currently...
    Reef182 Reef182 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    I hate to see a helpless little animal in pain. :( Thankfully, I have helped to save many - mainly my own pets, as I am always near to hand if they are injured or ill. Sadly,saving...
    randomlygenerated randomlygenerated 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    save your wildlife. we do not own them. we do not own their skin. we do not own anything here on this Earth. protect your planet.
    camryntressa camryntressa 18-21, F Jul 12

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    In this case it was a bird. I bought it food, bathed it... everything, but it died before we got to take it to the vet. After that, people I have never spoken to would walk up to...
    ThisIsANewMe ThisIsANewMe 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    Abortion is birth control. When a woman had an abortion, she is keeping a birth from happening. When a woman has an abortion, she is terminating a pregnancy. So for someone to say...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Although i am against the thought of extinguishing an innocent life, it is that persons choice whether or not to go through with it. I mean, they may have thought about this deeply...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    As I watched the movie "Earthlings" (narrated by Joaquin Phoenix), I couldn't stop myself from crying. I actually bawled my eyes out. The things people do to animals worldwide is...
    TrailrunnerMN TrailrunnerMN 31-35, M Jul 2

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    I CAN NOT BELIEVE! me and my dad we were walking as we always do on Sundays, always happy and well. Here are a few bins, that when people lay there trash that has a certain...
    ferrer95 ferrer95 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Humans are a virus...I can only barely tolerate them..and myself. But animals on the other hand...I love them. I can tolerate animals, calm or ferocious. If I get in the path of a...
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F Jul 12

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    I love animals I basically want to have a farm I want to be a all type vet And rescue lots of endangered animals I 💗 them
    flowerpie flowerpie 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    so im having a conversation with someone, and it made me remember a time not too long ago... it was night and i was in the pocono mountain range. Was an october night, beautifully...
    StarFallen StarFallen 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    Humans are probably the most judgemental people on the planet earth. Animals on the other hand are the complete opposite. They don't care if you have money in your pocket, or nice...
    xsarah23x xsarah23x 16-17, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    dropping ores WildStar Gold rather than banking or Cheap WildStar Gold Buy selling them. This saves travelling time, making levelling faster, but no monetary profit is gained...
    apple4s apple4s 22-25, F Jul 8

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    So you think you own me? You don't. You think you are better than me? You aren't. I am a wild one, you can never break me. Do not mistake the soul of a wild thing for the fury of a...
    AlonaTherian AlonaTherian 13-15, F Jul 10

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    i was gonna type in something else but this title popped up and idk wildgirl101 could be really rad, you go wildgirl
    lxathing lxathing 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    Why do people abuse animals? They didn't do anything to you! Imagine you being that animal who got abused! I bet you wouldn't like it! So why do you do it!
    GoodGirl205 GoodGirl205 13-15, F Jul 1

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    One day I was driving down the street and there was like 8 dead squirrels in the street that had gotten ran over. I was a massacre :( Everyday I see tons of dead animals, it's...
    formermartin81 formermartin81 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I think animals are amazing creatures. beautiful and fascinating.
    RavenRena17 RavenRena17 16-17, F Jul 3

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    Recently I discovered my first spirit animal, a cougar with bright green eyes that I ended up naming Karma. He appears to me sometimes when I need help making important decisions...
    Silverwings125 Silverwings125 13-15, F Jul 4

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    I love animals more than most people
    KrissyBearRawr KrissyBearRawr 18-21, F Jul 6

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    I love animals and they all love me it's like a gift and I'm a total tree higher I love the outdoors though I don't go outside much I would do anything for both of them my dreams...
    MatildaBlack MatildaBlack 13-15, F Jul 7

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    Horses dogs cats, all of them. It's awful. I sneeze 100 times a minute and get all itchy and my eyes water. That's why I dislike animals.
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F Jul 11

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    UnMuro UnMuro 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    Please be kind to the creatures that we share this earth with.. We are full of so much sin and they are so pure compared to us, and so helpless. Sure we are technically smarter...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 12

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    I love all animals except bugs
    Unsettledteen Unsettledteen 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I'm a zoophile... I love animals :-(
    wildmare wildmare 66-70, F 6 Responses Jul 15