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I Am Against Keeping Wild Animals In Captivity

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My mom was doing yard work this morning. She is trying to clear out the back portion of our back yard for a small garden. When she clipped a snarled tree branch, a little birds...
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    Well...this might sounds funny and sarcastic but it's not.. really? I saved an ant once.. from drowning.. I was washing my head, and I noticed the poor ant tries to avoid the water...
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    I've been chained to a wall and flogged, that is the lifestyle I love and some would say it's wild I say its normal.
    Bellamy73 Bellamy73 41-45, F 5 hrs ago

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    Black Fish A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales. Full movie: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v...
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    Black Fish A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales. Full movie: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v...
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    Black Fish A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales. Full movie: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v...
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    Black Fish A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales. Full movie: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v...
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    Black Fish A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales. Full movie: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v...
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    Black Fish A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales. Full movie: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v...
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    We have 2 cats, 3 dogs, 3 horses, and several wild birds and beasts. Sometimes we see elk out here, once I saw a coyote. Lotsa birds, my favorite being the wild turkeys. The...
    SnowCrow SnowCrow 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    GREAT NEWS: Soon, elephants will no longer be forced to perform degrading 'tricks' and be subjected to brutal training techniques at the hands of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum...
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    Vacationing with Jake. My son made a friend in Victoria, Alfred. Alfred fell in love with Jake. What's not to LOVE? I was always a 'Big Dog' person.. until... A few years back my...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    She was among dozens of hens trapped in the bowels of a mega factory farm — 'approved' by the Australian Egg Corporation. She was forgotten by an industry that relies on...
    tr606 tr606 36-40 3 Responses Mar 19

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    Black Fish A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales. Full movie: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v...
    tr606 tr606 36-40 Mar 5

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    Black Fish A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales. Full movie: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v...
    tr606 tr606 36-40 1 Response Mar 6

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    We have a sickening problem as a society. We eat meat. We drive through the country side and pass by the concentration camps that we call farms and look at the pretty animals. We...
    Mercy4allAnimals Mercy4allAnimals 22-25, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    GREAT NEWS: Soon, elephants will no longer be forced to perform degrading 'tricks' and be subjected to brutal training techniques at the hands of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum...
    tr606 tr606 36-40 3 Responses Mar 5

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    “I’ve decided that I’m going to live this life for some time to come. The freedom and simple beauty of it is just too good to pass up.” “I’d like to repeat the advice...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    You must share in the joy of seeing the variety of Creation. You must thank God every day to be able to share life with all the other creatures here on Earth. The way you treat...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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    I remember being 7 years old and going to a specific rodeo that made a traumatic change in my childhood.I always did love animals as a kid.I never harmed animals or pulled the dogs...
    asdfgitskaren asdfgitskaren 13-15, F Mar 9

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    I remember when I had my dog, every time I would have my depressive episodes she would come to me, even if she was all the way in the other room or downstairs. She would crawl into...
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F Mar 14

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    They're so tasty!!! Ok that's bad. I do like animals, they're interesting. See the animal documentary called "Animals are beautiful people " narrated by Jamie Uys Too funny...
    OzarksTrucker OzarksTrucker 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    I think animals are so cool. I like the funny, cute, excitable, and playful type of animals. :-)
    XxLittleBrotherxX XxLittleBrotherxX 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 6

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    So first of all. imagine if animals like you know in kids movies where they can think yet still live stupid instinctual lifestyles. what would they be thinking about Our instincts...
    Pride49 Pride49 22-25, M Mar 13

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    I just got a book called "Touching Spirit Bear" and I opened it to litterally the first physical page and "How would you feel of a bear made its den beside this stream?" Cole...
    thtshygirl thtshygirl 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I have been doing wildlife photography for just under a year and a half now and I have to say, it is the most relaxing thing to do. I love to just go out and get lost in the wind...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F Mar 14

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    I love all kinds of animals, when I was a child, I used to have all different kinds of pets, like fish, birds, reptiles, dogs, cats I had atleast two of each, it was basically a...
    Apollymi357 Apollymi357 18-21, F Mar 1

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    I love animals I have 4 guinea pigs, 2 golden retrievers, 2 catfish, 12 goldfish, 2 algae eaters, 1 turtle and 3 pacus. I want to be a vet tech after I graduate high school...
    bdeavera bdeavera 13-15, F 9 Responses Mar 1

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    Shame on Madonna: Her former pet Chihuahuas end up in a CA rescue Burbank - Madonna was known in the 90's for toting around her three Chihuahuas: Evita, Rosita, and Chiquita...
    tr606 tr606 36-40 1 Response Mar 2

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    I agree especially domesticated animals I think we underestimate
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    lol so adorable :p animals are beautiful!!
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F Mar 18

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    http://www.animalsaustralia.org/appeal/investigations/
    tr606 tr606 36-40 Mar 19

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    I connect with animals more than I ever have with humans
    thtshygirl thtshygirl 16-17, F Mar 19

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