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I Know Animals Have Feelings Too

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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 3 days ago

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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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    Indeed...

    How can anyone decide they don't? Seriously?  
    iFortiTude iFortiTude 31-35 3 Responses Aug 14, 2008

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    Which Is Why....

    They need to be eliminated. They can feel and thus give us pleasure at their expense. Isn't that what animals are for? To serve their masters. -- -- "The whole [experience] is greater than the sum of its parts." -- --
    LightYagami LightYagami 18-21, M Oct 7, 2012

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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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    You Can Tell

    My dog has a very expressive face. You can also tell how they are feeling by their body language and actions.When my dog is happy he will wag his tail, and raise his ears and "eyebrows". When he is excited he will wag his tail incessantly and won't sit still. When he is curious...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40, T Mar 22, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 13-15, F 1 Response May 26, 2013

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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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    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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    Miss Albion

    My grandma had a female Dalmatian. We called her Miss Albion (named after The Albion River in California). She was quite smart. It seemed that she could understand how we felt. When we were happy, she jumped up and down, licked our hands and faces, and asked...
    SomewhereTomorrow SomewhereTomorrow 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2009

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    Forders2 Forders2 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 7, 2014

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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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    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 12919 8 Responses Aug 24, 2008

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    I love to play music

    for my birds. They obviously love it!! My mother's boyfriend sarcastically said to me, "they don't even know what it is", as if it was stupid of me to be playing them music. Does he even know what music is??? All we know is that it makes us and the birds dance, sing, and makes...
    onthisislandinthisworld onthisislandinthisworld 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2014

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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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    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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    Hit a Cat

    come ******* on people, its ******* insanity to think animals cant feel. Like we're so ******* blessed. You ever get mad at your animal? it ******* knows. it cries a little. your animal loves to play becuse it FEELS good. your animal likes getting petted because it FEELS good...
    rpyromaniac rpyromaniac 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 1, 2008

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    Factory farming in Australia.

    aussiefarms.org.au
    sinewriter sinewriter 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 21

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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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    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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    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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    Animals Have Feelings To

    ever yelled at your animal dog, cat,etc after the yelling or hurting to them they look at you differently and you can see in their eyes how they actually feel after
    BurningRose101 BurningRose101 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 28, 2013

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

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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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    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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    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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    RandomGirlHere21 RandomGirlHere21 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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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
    sinewriter sinewriter 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 21

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    Turnip And Peanut: Sisters From Another Momma

    This is, in a fairly hum-drum way, my account of how I know as fact that my animals have emotions. Meet the first of the family; Peanut. Born in a neighbors barn in the late summer of 2011, she was the smallest of the entire litter. The runt. She could barely hold her head up...
    MrCthulhu MrCthulhu 18-21, M Apr 21, 2012

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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
    sinewriter sinewriter 36-40, M 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 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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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 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 9

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    Just Simpler

    I think we are all made in a similar fashion and that their feelings are just a little less complex than ours.
    IamGone IamGone 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 9, 2010

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    Weird,strange feelings,I don't like him like that i dont think i ever did,but still it's hard to forget him.I'm starting to kinda hate him lately.and im just sad too because I put...
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    cutie7710 cutie7710 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    In this case, *than my boyfriends*. Because I'm poly and I have two of them. (Before you jump on me, both of them know about one another.) But I have lately developed feelings for...
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    Met this girl and fell for her hard... And fast. I completely changed my life for her. Quit escorting... Quit social media dating sites... Cut back my alcohol consumption...
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