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I Know Animals Have Feelings Too

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    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    all my animals are my children,

    .. and I have a lot of them..... alot
    BootyHadMeLikeDamn BootyHadMeLikeDamn 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2014

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    My two cents on animals through an essay I wrote

    for class: Title: The Duty of Life It is generally accepted that killing another human being is worse than killing a dog. One thinks about the consequences of killing a fly or an ant far less. However, each animal still has a life to live, and the right to deny any...
    BSAeagle60 BSAeagle60 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    Human Arrogance

    It is extremely arrogant to believe that just because animals can't talk with us that their experience of life is less than ours. Animals have fears, so treating them poorly is wrong. Saint Francis in his legend communicated with animals, so if you believe this there is a...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2013

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    spiders are not my friends.

    .. anything with 8 legs is banned from my house. they walk like they have a secret and that creeps me out!
    minnieblack93 minnieblack93 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    How Can Anyone Think They Don't?

    Animals have all the same emotions we do: love, pain, happiness, sadness, depression, loss, the whole gamut. Those that live close to humans feel empathy for our emotions. A quick story. When I was looking after my late mother, one day it got too much and I burst into tears...
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 3, 2010

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    They Have Emotions And Thoughts, Just Like Us

    Have you ever seen a dog back away from an owner that's beaten him? Have you ever seen wolves nuzzle their mates? Have you seen the way lions act, affectionate or aggressive, towards each other? It's because they have emotions. It's because they have feelings. Don't beat...
    NekoRose NekoRose 16-17, F 1 Response May 26, 2013

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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 shrugged, "I'd kill it." ... "Animals feel the same way. Don't forget that. You aren't the only creature here..." ... "Whatever you do to animals...
    thtshygirl thtshygirl 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Animals Have Feelings Just Like Humans

    Anyone who has had a pet knows that animals have feelings.  They are happy to see you and sad to see you go.  They are frightened by things, excited by things.  The most telling story I ever heard describing the feelings of animals was about the rescue dogs...
    swirlingmist swirlingmist 51-55, F 5 Responses May 30, 2009

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    WisePearls WisePearls 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2014

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    "If you pick up a starving dog

    and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man." Mark Twain
    webalias3 webalias3 41-45, M Jan 14, 2014

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    I think I hold animals in a higher respect

    than most humans, they just seem so much more compassionate and gentle, unlike humans who, as a species, seem a bit too violent. maybe we "evolved" too much, though I guess we're just animals too
    Nevermore9 Nevermore9 13-15, M 3 Responses Feb 27

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    If You Don't Believe Me

    just raise your voice to a dog who loves you. Than tell me animals don't have feelings.
    PointBlank PointBlank 51-55, M 5 Responses Mar 18, 2008

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    Have seen it. And sensed it.

    And never been proven cracked.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 28

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    I cannot hurt an animal to save my life.

    I know they have feelings, they must have. There is a reason why the whimper, growl, bark or purr or chrip. They must be feeling threatened, happy, content or sad. That is why I would treat them better, than with any other humans. Because humans are the antagonists for...
    littleowlet littleowlet 13-15, F 6 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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    I connect with animals more

    than I ever have with humans
    thtshygirl thtshygirl 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Of Course They Do

    I can't fathom how anyone could think otherwise.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 3, 2010

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    What If We Could Ask Animals What Do They Want ?

    If human beings could ask the Great Savana Elephant Matriarchs what do they think of us human beings as a species (after so many years of chasing and killing them for the tusks), ask what do they remember when they pass by the Elephant cemeteries in the African plains and what...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 3 Responses Jun 28, 2013

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    Factory farming in Australia.

    aussiefarms.org.au
    tr606 tr606 36-40 1 Response Feb 21

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    We were once seen as animals,

    i think we still are. And if we have feelings, Then they should to...
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    Bonding With a Deer

    Several nights ago a deer ran out in front of my car, close enough to startle me but never any real danger of a crash. It was that beautiful time of late evening just before darkness when I saw an elegant dark shadow streak across the road...all graceful movment like a racing...
    frito414 frito414 56-60, F 12 Responses Jun 26, 2009

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    Factory farming is abhorrent.

    Sow stalls are outlawed in some EU countries and the piggies are to have toys for stimulation, and hay to make nests. Eating sick animals has to cause disease, not to mention the amount of antibiotics pumped into them. Then the animal waste. vimeo.com/109361353
    tr606 tr606 36-40 2 Responses Feb 21

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    Of Course They Do

    They are living creatures too,I know alot about animals because I am a proud owner of two beautiful cats,I have been observing thier behaviour and I have seen when my cats are either hurt,angry,depressed,content,etc.....if anyone disagrees animals have feelings you are a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 29, 2012

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    Animals Mourn

    Stronge evidence for the fact that animals have feelings can be found by looking at cases in which animals appear to be mourning the death of an offspring/mate/family member. I can think of two particular cases of this that are recorded in documentaries. The first was during a...
    Barahime Barahime 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28, 2011

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    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Jun 14

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    My Animals...

    My dog whimpers when he can't get his toy out from underneath the table My get will cuddle with you after he's been outside My other two dogs get jealous of each other and sometimes clean each others ears to say sorry
    brianne1 brianne1 13-15, F Sep 1, 2013

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    I see my cats get angry at eachother,

    cuddle together and if you give one more attention you can tell the other is jealous.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F Apr 8

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    I don't want to have a baby.

    I'll be busy enough taking care of the windfall animals as an future animal doctor. When I realize that they have feelings too, my heart grew even bigger for them. I'm a big fan of horses, cats, farm animals. Sigh.... I'm so ready for this journey in my life.
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 14

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    My favorite animal is an Orca.

    They feel more than we do .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2014

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    I see animals as humans in different bodies,

    basically. I know they feel like I do and I would never harm them.
    CaliginousHeart CaliginousHeart 18-21, F Dec 3, 2014

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    It's Obvious

    If you spend any amount of time with them. My cat had a fantastic sense of empathy. Whenever I was feeling down, she would always come around and be there and comfort me. She somehow knew. And when you spend time with animals you can tell that they have different moods and...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 1, 2008

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    This brought me to tears.

    God has a special punishment for people like this. It's about greyhound racing. vimeo.com/119844882
    tr606 tr606 36-40 Feb 21

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    DA68 DA68 46-50, M 8 hrs ago

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    Once (like 4 years ago) I was taking a walk

    outside and I spotted a little parrot! Two crows were looking at the poor bird. My mom caught the parrot and we brought it home. Then we put him in a box with holes and ran to a pet store near to our house. We bought a cage and food (everything we needed). After that we had...
    crazypeanut crazypeanut 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2014

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    RandomGirlHere21 RandomGirlHere21 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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    A Tale of Two Kitties

    Growing up, I had a cat named Spliff.  His nemesis was Oliver, the cat across the street.  Both of the cats were male, and incredibly large.  Spliff was a long-haired tabby and Oliver was a short-haired black and white thing.  The two of them would fight...
    Ryuuzaki Ryuuzaki 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 23, 2009

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    What About Pigs??

    Do you think pigs have emotions??  I spent a week on a friends farm that had pigs.  This one little pig was always in the back and getting pushed out, when I would feed them and pet or scratch their snouts.  The little pig had a sad look on his face.  One...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 66-70 8 Responses Aug 24, 2008

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    Animal cruelty...it's the worst crime someone

    could do in my eyes, in my mind...animals have feelings and they don't deserve to be treated like objects. They deserve to be treated like a living thing...don't hit them, don't abuse them, don't hurt them. How would you like it if you were hit, abused, or hurt? Just please...
    BlueRoseNeko BlueRoseNeko 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 9

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    The REAL LIFE Jungle Book

    By: Jill ReillySource: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2337418/The-REAL-Mowgli-Incredible-images-little-girl-spent-years-life-growing-African-bush.html The REAL Mowgli: Incredible images of the little girl who spent the first ten years of her life growing up in the...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 2 Responses Sep 13, 2013

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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=dYVhZcOa4zM
    tr606 tr606 36-40 Mar 6

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    More early 90's Techno :)
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