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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I live in a country setting. Surrounded by fields, trees and ponds. So we have a lot of wild life to experience right in our own backyard! I love it! The deer frolic in the yard...
    bethrichards bethrichards 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I am 10000% against animal cruelty. Animals are one of the greatest gifts ever! I know for a fact that I'd be lost without mine! I wouldn't even want to picture a life without them...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    how amazing animals can be and I believe every kind of animals has their own uniqueness and personality including the wild once but personally I love dogs the most and yes pet dogs...
    nataliechu nataliechu 13-15, F 17 hrs ago

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    Hey I am jadelyn thompson and I love all kinds of animals
    JadelynThompson2121 JadelynThompson2121 13-15, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I am here to tell you about me, my vision and my reality. I'm looking for three women and two men to join me in leaving society. Leaving it all behind and building a community of...
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    I often struggle between wanting to abandon everything and pretty much every one to live in the wild... Or become a big CEO in LA or New York...
    Girlinthefloweredskirt Girlinthefloweredskirt 16-17, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I grew up feeling almost as free as this wild bear. I had woods, rivers, creeks, lakes and plenty of time to be wild. Tom Sawyer was often reenacted as we cut logs and lashed them...
    Batboy69 Batboy69 56-60, M 3 Responses Apr 4

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    I am against all forms of abuse of people and animals. We live in 2014 and still so much child, adult, elder, and animal abuse reported on a daily basis to the legal and medical...
    femalelovesanimals femalelovesanimals 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I love being outside. I greatly enjoy the way plants look and smell, and sometimes I get this urge to just run. I don't want to run down a road or in order to get exercise. I...
    couldbeheaven couldbeheaven 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Cruel Mean Heartless People I was so angry today I thought I would explode. Let me start at the beginning. I have several acres on my mountain. It is connected to over 1000...
    wvtxpen wvtxpen 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    Being gay is a deviation from nature. If we take a look at animals in nature we can see that none of them are gay. A few are heterosexual or androgynous but they are actually...
    darkanddesolate darkanddesolate 16-17, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    i love animals a lot especially lion he is the king of the jungle and nobody can take his place in the jungle and apart from him i love tiger,deer,elephant and so many other...
    Roadguy Roadguy 26-30, M Mar 24

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    I love all kinds of animals. I go to the zoo often with my three boys. They love to see the zoo animals. What such a fun day of exploring animals.
    femalelovesanimals femalelovesanimals 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I love animals I stay in the country so we have a lot of land and a lot of animals. We have 5 dogs, 4 horses, 4 cats, 2 hamsters, a rabbit, and a snake. Animals can be a lot of...
    TeenMomHannah TeenMomHannah 16-17, F 9 Responses Apr 11

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    I had such a beautiful vision the other night, almost as though I went straight into R.E.M sleep. I lay down, closed my eyes, and as I lay there, a beautifully colored butterfly...
    Lunarflowerrr Lunarflowerrr 22-25, F Mar 23

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    Animals have families and feelings too :) they deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. ❤️
    MINIONPOP MINIONPOP 16-17 1 Response Mar 28

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    I love animals. I have a beagle. His name is Boss . He is a funny guy. He sticks his tongue out when he is relaxing or sleeping . If you tell him no he will stop but he forgets...
    CatieB CatieB 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 20

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    I love animals Do you know why because although they do not speak, they have feelings the only thing you can not do is lie, why? because they are faithful ones who love them...
    ferrer95 ferrer95 18-21, F Apr 6

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    I love stuffed animals! I don't have a lot, though, because my mom keeps throwing mine away. She's says I'm too 'old' for stuffed animals. I like the softness of them. They're...
    UndeadMassacre UndeadMassacre 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    I adore all animals but i love more cute small animals like cats and squirrel today my favorite cat only came to see me, Where are the others cats? Very good sunny weather happy...
    blackweirdcat blackweirdcat 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Life consists with wildness. The most alive is the wildest. Not yet subdued to man, its presence refreshes me. One who is pressed forward incessantly and never rested from his...
    one1w1nature one1w1nature 22-25, M Apr 2

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    Hey everyone, Anyone else sick of living in this system created to control us like sheep. Following the "latest" trend to give us something to blind us from the way we live your...
    parris23 parris23 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    I seriously want to live in the wilderness somewhere in Australia preferably in Queensland. I am hoping some one may want to join me otherwise am also prepared to go solo. I'm...
    sandeez sandeez 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I really hate people who abuse animals what do they do how could you hurt them there so helpless I would never abuse an animal I couldn't it would hurt me to much
    ILoveBaxter ILoveBaxter 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I really do but see when a human does I don't care even if there in my family all animals I cry if there hurt ;( I don't have a cold heart it's just I don't know ;(
    daggerthewolf daggerthewolf 13-15, M Mar 22

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    Before I had children I had planned to go work down in Costa Rica at the sloth rehab in the rain forest. I love everything about nature and animals.
    Hugsandkisses2621 Hugsandkisses2621 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    Since I've figured out animals are the only thing that makes me undeniably happy, I'm switching majors to become a vet.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    I'm here trying to make my cat angry, when I play with Maryjane after a little bit her eyes become gray and she starts to freakout. Apart this, it is incredible how different...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 29

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    I hate that ppl anise animals how would they feel it that happend to them
    Helper233 Helper233 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I hate when people abuse house pets such as cats and dogs. These animals are the true definition of unconditional love, and people really take the time to abuse them? Shame on them...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M Apr 1

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    Animals will always be better than people. I love my dog <3
    shannon1620 shannon1620 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I love animals and I hate ppl who hurt them they need to die and suffer like the poor animal did. It's so sad it makes me cry when I hear about it. There not needed on earth and if...
    chelsea10163 chelsea10163 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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    i love animals especially dogs:):) I also LOVE nature. i love being outside, camping, hiking, and swimming in the river:):)
    sweetsummertime156 sweetsummertime156 13-15, F Apr 8

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    I want to hear stories and see pictures of people having sex with animals!
    Cameltoelove Cameltoelove 22-25, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    ever since i was very young i always found animals extremily interesting. i love to watch nature shows. i even watch shows about bugs lol
    Returnoflordtyrant Returnoflordtyrant 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Yes, I still have my stuffed animals :)
    Computerwizz14 Computerwizz14 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I want to do something to help shelter animals. Does anyone know anything about what a shelter animal needs most and how much it might cost to care for one? I might try to do that...
    Christian02 Christian02 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    i love animals. i got to swim with a baby tiger once :)
    nicolepie nicolepie 22-25, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm Amie. I'm 12 and almost 13. i live a normal life i have good grades and people say i'm really smart. But theres always a guy who make you laugh unconsiderably. I have a crush...
    band1285058 band1285058 13-15, F Mar 26

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    I am good at keeping secrets.Thanks for sharing ;)
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I get these wild urges to do stuff an nobody can stop me. They tell me i cant but i cant stop it i find a way out to hookup or to just go do something adventerous an dangerous. I...
    AquilaAqua AquilaAqua 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    I love the Kentucky Wildcats! We are on our way to thr final four! Hell yeah!
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    I often take my camera on my nature walks and try to capture the beauty of one of life's precious encounters. There are so many wild flowers and beatiful plants and organisms if...
    Batboy69 Batboy69 56-60, M Apr 1

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