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I Am Against Keeping Wild Animals In Captivity

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 171 People

    Unless, of course, there is a good reason,

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I want to be like Casey Anderson or Kevin Richardson or Steve Irwin when I'm older. I want to be able to help animals unwanted, endangered, any animals that need me. I'll do...
    Sk13k Sk13k 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    Visit us www.feedhomelesscow.org Our Missions Sincere Goal and Statement is We are a International Group of Trust Volunteers. To Feed and take Care of the Local Animal Population...
    sainikbagh sainikbagh 36-40, M Nov 30

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    I am against cat declawing to the maximum. I think one of my main reasons is because I view it as the cat's self defense when it is outdoors. It has dogs to contend with and other...
    ultraterrestrial ultraterrestrial 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    There is no need to explain how our body is created to be carnivores to defend poor arguments to justify animal slaughter such as trying to prevent overpopulation of animals on...
    harmony226 harmony226 26-30, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    so i started a fundraiser to help organizations help abuse animals please chek my site out and leave a little help for animals thank u click this link https://fundly.com/users...
    mrjohn40 mrjohn40 41-45, M Nov 19

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    There would not be a group like "I am sick of people saying abortion is murder" or similar ones if there were no problem around abortion. If a woman has peace about her decision...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M 4 Responses Nov 25

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    I don't read gossip magazines. If I read any magazines it's always about science. Though science has a big variation of subjects, I like science about nature and animals. Because I...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 26-30, F Nov 26

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    I love this show. I haven't missed an episode yet. I love learning about the cool creature powers that these animals have. :) Allie likes to watch this show with me too!
    ThereIsNoName ThereIsNoName 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    if you think animals are some how lesser beings. or inferior or you hate them for no real reason this applies to all species really. then you and I will never get along. all...
    Chinsei Chinsei 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 24

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    Heak I would keep my cats a dogs in side my house and me out side just to make sure they are warm and happy, I would do any thing for them, and some people not all but some abuse...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 21

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    Heak I would keep my cats a dogs in side my house and me out side just to make sure they are warm and happy, I would do any thing for them, and some people not all but some abuse...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 21

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    I want to volunteer at a shelter next year. However seeing animals so lonely and sad completely breaks my heart. I have such a soft spot for animals and often cry when I think...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    Nothing saddens me more than seeing animals being mistreated. Whether it's performance animals being beaten, or animals in meat farms being placed for long stressful hours in...
    sleeperstream sleeperstream 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 5

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    I can't stand seeing a SINGLE scratch on a cat or a dog or a any being stepped on. Any type of cruelty is disgusting, but people can fight back much easily. No, let's make this...
    RelaxItsJustANightmare RelaxItsJustANightmare 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 25

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    I don't hurt animals' feelings by accident I don't accidentally make them not want to talk to me Animals are really, the only ones that won't ever find me annoying or hate me for...
    naco26withcheese naco26withcheese 13-15, M Nov 29

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    I started appreciating animals far more after telepathic abilities increased and I could start talking to them. It doesn't matter if they are tiny insects or spiders, or geese that...
    AKLady14 AKLady14 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I wonder how easily we are loosing our humanity in the name of religion, ethnicity, political affiliation etc. Watching the killing of over 130 innocent school children in Pakistan...
    thevic thevic 31-35, M 19 hrs ago

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    I was very much my friends where... the only one to stand vs it was teacher but the kids never cared one day I found my friend on his locker and his bully right there... I think...
    dailyguyboyjr dailyguyboyjr 22-25, M Dec 8

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    I do not like people who hurt animals and children. People who do that deserve life incarceration and rot in hell. Animals and children are Gods Creations and they do t deserve to...
    debbieeee2014 debbieeee2014 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    Animals care for you they will love unconditionally. Something most humans never do. If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the...
    Sk13k Sk13k 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    we as human beings have the onnerous duty to treat animals with respect and dignity..if god gave us better brains he didnt do so to destroy but to create and live in harmony.. i...
    romell romell 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 10

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    Buying presses? think of the strays and unwanted animals in shelters and donate . Animals charity's need donations be generous give to animal charity's. Pennies count. Merry...
    littlecarmel littlecarmel 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I think my main totem animal is the dolphin. I'm not sure though. I spoke briefly to a lady who wrote an article about totem animals and she said dolphin was my power animal...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    Even though I am not that of an ASPCA member (let alone an ASPCA zealot which are two completely different groups), I do hate that there are many animals that do not get...
    city87 city87 26-30, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    A bit wild might be an understatement.... I like to express myself, and I don't readily accept a forced propriety. Being wild isn't meant to be offensive at all!
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F Nov 20

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    we are designed to be wild , thats why nomatter how civilised we become ,we are always attracted to wild things
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Nov 23

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    I'm a 22 year old who has always thrived for just a little bit more isolation, freedom, and to be In touch with nature. I've grown up in Newastle, Australia and I want to move...
    oONuNnYOo oONuNnYOo 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    all my friends call me a wild cat because they feel that i'll hit them on each activity they do. but i'll not because i am wild but not cruel i am a little different from other...
    Ahaanaa Ahaanaa 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    I absolutely love animals. that being said, I'm hoping soon I will have the money to start vet tech school (:
    Kileighco Kileighco 18-21 Nov 19

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    Well, animals. Children is fine XD
    GarrettYdoom GarrettYdoom 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 19

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    There’s no real point to this story. I just thought it was kind of amusing. It had a pretty cool ending too :)UW SURGEON PERFORMS HIS FIRST GORILLA SURGERYBy JEANNIE YANDEL...
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 19

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    I recently overheard a conversation where a man was upset that his dog had passed away. The person he was telling about his beloved pet said "I don't know why you are so upset? It...
    little3M little3M 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 22

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    I love animals. I have a fluffy little White Pomeranian named snowball
    BlueGrande BlueGrande 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    I love animals, they truly are your friend in need
    yeahis18 yeahis18 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    From now on i'm going to try not to use 'animals' to describe other species. because its always used an has a subtle underlying meaning of 'inferior' . and the other species on...
    Chinsei Chinsei 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    There are a few stuffed animals that I hold more dear to myself than others. When my husband is not home and I need to sleep, I usually cuddle up with the two and I can sleep with...
    MrsGrisham MrsGrisham 26-30, F Nov 28

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    I cannot take cute pictures with animals, or in general. but I love Smokey the Cat. (picture included)
    kenzi18 kenzi18 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 30

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    But people smell better than animals, bruno, don't you think I'm right. But people will hurt you and cheat you and mock you....
    ofmiceandme ofmiceandme 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 30

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