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I Know Animals Have Feelings Too

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    Feelings?

    Okay, so sure some of you are thinking I'm crazy... but I'm not, I promise!  Just hear me out for a moment... I believe animals have feelings, I believe that have many, strong, deep feelings.  Are they the same things that we feel though?  I doubt it.  I don...
    ChevyGirl ChevyGirl 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 22, 2008

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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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    Am Sori,lana..

    the last dog we had died of starvation and disease.i felt so guilty..it's just that no one seemed to mind much how often she ate or not;and by the time we realised something was wrong;she had already thinned away and gotten ill.i felt like God was surely goin to judge me for her...
    papolina papolina 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    "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

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    And They Do!!

    I know that my dog, PeedeeDog does have feelings and he is sensitive towards my emotional or physical state. His facial features change, his ears droop, his eyes have a deep look, his tail stops wagging...He is feeling something-You can see it.  He is feeling like I am...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 12919 3 Responses Aug 24, 2008

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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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    Am Sori,lana..

    the last dog we had died of starvation and disease.i felt so guilty..it's just that no one seemed to mind much how often she ate or not;and by the time we realised something was wrong;she had already thinned away and gotten ill.i felt like God was surely goin to judge me for her...
    papolina papolina 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Mar 22, 2013

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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 4 Responses May 30, 2009

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2013

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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

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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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    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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    Of Course

    They can feel, sad, happy, anger, depressed, hepless, love. Please treat them with respect too. 
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 2, 2008

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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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    Indeed...

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

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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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    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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    Yes.

    I know animals have feelings. Some people don't, apparently. These people can look into the eyes of a dog while they're beating it to death and feel nothing. 
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 9, 2008

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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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    Related Experiences

    So I lived 5min away from this guy, we spoke everyday for a year.. Crazily enough we never met up, because I was too scared and have massive anxiety etc.. So we never met but I'm...
    dontkillmyvibe17 dontkillmyvibe17 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I only thought about it today, I know I definitely love a guy but I can't have him, but there's this other guy I will see soon I about a month and I got an image in my head of...
    kieran456 kieran456 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Not entirely true. I do have feelings such as stress, anger, depression, and sadness, but I can only feel those types of emotions (physically/internally). Anything else doesn't...
    Caramelheart Caramelheart 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 27

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    there's this guy who broke my heart and I still have feelings for him. can anyone give me advice on how to forget about him completely?
    meguare meguare 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm a true believer that we determine our moods, we don't have control over very much in life, but when we can change something we should. The past few days I've been in a sad...
    notgivingintothisworld notgivingintothisworld 22-25, F Jul 8

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    So I have a friend who I've known for about 3 and a half years now. I've had feelings for her for quite some time, the thing is she was married when I first met her. She is...
    Twitch313 Twitch313 26-30, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Lol. Lmao. Too many for too many. Its a curse.
    converted converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    after all 'm human too... :(
    introvertporsh introvertporsh 22-25, M Jul 16

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    He took me on a surprise date to cavalia odysseo.. It was the most amazing thing I've ever seen, he definitely won me over with this :) asked me to be his girlfriend afterwards and...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F Jul 16

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    Well it's all started when he randomly snap chatted me one day. I didn't know who he was but in the photo he looked cute so I replied. We continued sending pictures and talking and...
    imtoomuch imtoomuch 13-15, F Jul 12

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    He is my ex and we've been on the friend zone for a while... It's fun how we talk about old days and everything. And when I think about him I miss him so so much. But I guess that...
    allisonslim allisonslim 22-25, F Jul 11

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    And he screwed me over :( we've been seeing eachother for about 4 months and I decided I should look at his phone just once to see if I could trust him. Well it's a good thing I...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    I thought i am strong w/o her, I know it is painfull but i didnt expected that this pain is so hard to bare. I miss her, I still love her, so hard to breath whenever she flash...
    Kram978 Kram978 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    I hate myself because I think I love you. I've always had trust issues with men because the only man in my life I have been able to trust until recently was my dad (recently my...
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    I can't help feeling like I let true love slip away. I have a boyfriend, but about a year ago someone else come into my life and he turned it upside down. He started working with...
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    I was totally in love with this one guy thinking we would last forever. He was very religious and turns out I guess god told him to stop. So then our relationship ended and he...
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    I dated this guy my junior/senior year of high school. He was always super sweet and of course very cute. I was an idiot and broke it off because of something's people were saying...
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    I married then cheated on him then we divorced then 3 years later remarried & now we have 2 small children. I recently met up w a former lover who I should have stayed with in the...
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    Returning to form part 2.... I certainly received a few emails and I appreciated the comments from my last Abby Vent. The theme was are comments more or less sexualized because of...
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