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I Think Horse Racing Is Animal Abuse

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    Using Animals For Entertainment!

    i think using animals for entertainment is wrong when its against their will.....
    multimia multimia 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2008

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    So Mean

    Let's take this horse, whip him to make him run fast in numerous races, and then when he's worn out and damaged from being pushed too hard, we'll put him down and send him to the glue factory. THAT IS JUST WRONG.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 10 Responses Mar 6, 2010

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    Eight Belles

    I wrote this on May 3, 2008 (as a Myspace Blog): Today was a desolate day for all lovers of animals and defenders of animal rights.  Eight Belles, a 3-year old filly, was sadly euthanized on the track only minutes after finishing second in the Kentucky Derby.  This...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten 31-35, F 13 Responses Jul 27, 2008

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    Why Do People Gamble On Races, When Horses Are Gambling With Their Lives?

    We have an annual horse race in the UK called the Grand National. It's a very harsh course with some high fences and torturous water jumps. many horses have lost their lives over the years it has been run. I'm ashamed to say that in my younger days I used to place a bit of money...
    Theresmoretolife Theresmoretolife 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 26, 2012

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    Majesty Broken

    Race Horses are beautiful creatures, I adore them. So graceful, but pushed beyond their means. Horse racing and other forms of entertainment with animals is abuse. The gambling and fashion industries can make money from humans in other ways, thank you.  
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 11 Responses Oct 13, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    hey everyone! how are you all doing? well last time when posted another such experience, people said like "show them your rebellion, go veg!" or "time to stop this, let's go veg...
    shadowhunter221 shadowhunter221 13-15, M Nov 29

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    I am a vegan in a world of carnist. I have no one in real life I can relate too. All my animal rights activist friends still eat the very animals they fight to prevent from being...
    Alternagirl Alternagirl 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 29

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    If I was driving in my car ( in the future) and I saw a person abusing their pet I would stop my car, roll backwards, and run over them multiple times, but enough so that when I...
    MatildaBlack MatildaBlack 13-15, F Dec 8

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    I cant help it it just makes me sads to see how people will treat their animals they should be sent to hell
    brandye brandye 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    There are people that think domestic discipline relationships are abuse and just an excuse to hit your partner that is so not true would like to hear what my other friends think
    spanksrus spanksrus 31-35 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am so disturbed that sick people walk among us..I wanna know what kind of piece of sh*t of a person would cut off 2 puppies tails and then leave them to suffocate and bleed to...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    Finally we are getting more harsher laws for animal abuse now that the FBI is recognizing it as an actual crime. They are labeling it as a felony to help track violent people...
    christfukk christfukk 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 13

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    I can't stand seeing a SINGLE scratch on a cat or a dog or a any being stepped on. Any type of cruelty is disgusting, but people can fight back much easily. No, let's make this...
    RelaxItsJustANightmare RelaxItsJustANightmare 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 25

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    There are so many cases in which people have given excuses for animal abuse, like saying "it was an accident, I don't even know how my pet got those bruises!" Most nights I just...
    musicalcats1 musicalcats1 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I wish I could go for a ride on a horse. I've wanted to since I was about 12 years old. I longed it for back then, but after a year or two the feeling went away. I still...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Nov 22

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    It sick how many Europe countries started to legalise worst of animal abuse just "in the name of tolerance" I hope that protests and petitions will be enough to make some changes...
    MechovPunx MechovPunx 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 24

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    I have been threw this so many times in my life, I cant watch any thing die, I didnt even care how young I was,ive saved dogs, birds(alot), ducks, cats, rabbits and a horse
    sharichi sharichi 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    Even though I am not that of an ASPCA member (let alone an ASPCA zealot which are two completely different groups), I do hate that there are many animals that do not get...
    city87 city87 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    a·buse verb əˈbyo͞oz/ 1. use (something) to bad effect or for a bad purpose; misuse. "the judge abused his power by imposing the fines" synonyms: misuse, misapply, misemploy...
    bublebeez bublebeez 26-30, F Dec 12

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    I could get into the whole story behind why I feel what I feel now though I think that would defeat the purpose of my goal. I'm trying to live both in the present and look towards...
    TheWicked TheWicked 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    I hate anyone who abuses others. the reason I will write this story is because men are always considered to be the abusers because a lot of people think women are weak compared to...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    I want to be like Casey Anderson or Kevin Richardson or Steve Irwin when I'm older. I want to be able to help animals unwanted, endangered, any animals that need me. I'll do...
    Sk13k Sk13k 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    Bailey (my horse) insists on trying to buck every time I ride her. She's only gotten me off once. Famous (my trainer's young horse) likes to bolt when he is pissed off or scared...
    BriJC BriJC 16-17, F Dec 2

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    1. Cuddles 2. My family 3. Listening to music 4. Going to concerts 5. Hardback books 6. Meeting old friends/acquaintances I haven't seen in years 7. My favourite podcasts 8. Tea...
    sleeperstream sleeperstream 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    It’s safe to say the natural world and all its inhabitants are one of the greatest sources of inspiration for the budding artist, no matter their calling: visual, poetry...
    morea morea 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    Does a stuffed animal count? Of course! Lol I've had this stuffed lion since my 1st B-Day and I still keep it in on my bed! He's my special cuddle buddy :D
    JJjones0 JJjones0 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    omg, I would do anything to help abused and homeless pets become safe, loved, and healthy. I don't understand how people can mistreat any kind of animal. They're innocent, helpless...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Heak I would keep my cats a dogs in side my house and me out side just to make sure they are warm and happy, I would do any thing for them, and some people not all but some abuse...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 21

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    Heak I would keep my cats a dogs in side my house and me out side just to make sure they are warm and happy, I would do any thing for them, and some people not all but some abuse...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 21

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    i was sexually abused at the age of 10 .. i have never told this to anyone not even my parents..because i wasnt sure about what was it..i was a kid.. and i was scared if i told...
    spunkywiz spunkywiz 18-21, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I am currently in a verbally abusive and mentally abusive relationship. I want out, but don't know the first steps to take. I have 4 kids and I want to divorce their dad (the...
    llk84 llk84 26-30, F 10 hrs ago

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    Why do I hate my bf who is an emotional abuser when he is happy? Why do I feel like sh*t when he gets to smile and laugh when he has no clue how *****d I am inside. :/ why
    love9494 love9494 18-21 8 hrs ago

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    I was abused by Stanley McClain, a Federal Correction officer. Slapped in the face by this monster who is 260 pounds. He claimed that there were no marks on my face so he did not...
    strongeringod strongeringod 41-45, F 6 hrs ago

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    Nothing saddens me more than seeing animals being mistreated. Whether it's performance animals being beaten, or animals in meat farms being placed for long stressful hours in...
    sleeperstream sleeperstream 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 5

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    It's more about that my mom doesn't understand me, and how I feel. I live in a house that is completely trashed all the time except for my room which I keep spotless. My mom's...
    TheBellaBubbles TheBellaBubbles 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I like the fact that they are spreading awareness for abuse. I like that they are spreading vegan ideas. I just really don't like peta at all they are just Hippocrates. It's sad...
    mypawshaveprints mypawshaveprints 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    Chrissy Grass between my toes and sun shining on my dark head, I was at peace. I loved and lived in the moment. I had no understanding of the past or the future. I only knew of...
    Punchinginadream Punchinginadream 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    So a thought just popped into my head there and I was about that story where we as people are meant to embrace life. That's the main thing we should do in life is just do things...
    HelterSkelter1 HelterSkelter1 22-25, M Dec 1

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    So I have been a rider for many years. And you can often tell who has and who hasn't ridden by the number of times they have fallen off. My own experiences are no different, except...
    wistfulmiles wistfulmiles 51-55, T 2 Responses a week ago

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    I had this little guy wandering around outside my place. He was crying out for help as I watched people just walk pass him and not give a second thought. He was skin and bones and...
    WrongPage WrongPage 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 21

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    Particularly people who think a "proper" adoption cost should be $50 at maximum. Wtf? To a drug dealer, or a better-off animal fighting person, that amount is like shopping at...
    DarkFireMoon DarkFireMoon 18-21, F Dec 3

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    I'm a big motor racing fan, I follow F1, WEC, WRS, V8 Supercars (aussie v8's). I also follow particular Aussie drivers. Daniel Ricardo (Red Bull Racing), Mark Webber (Porsche...
    candywhite26 candywhite26 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    I think my main totem animal is the dolphin. I'm not sure though. I spoke briefly to a lady who wrote an article about totem animals and she said dolphin was my power animal...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I guess I can't quite say that I'm a survivor of emotional abuse since I am still in the relationship. By the time I knew what emotional abuse was or that it even existed I already...
    LOMD LOMD 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 22

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    if you think animals are some how lesser beings. or inferior or you hate them for no real reason this applies to all species really. then you and I will never get along. all...
    Chinsei Chinsei 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 24

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    I don't read gossip magazines. If I read any magazines it's always about science. Though science has a big variation of subjects, I like science about nature and animals. Because I...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 26-30, F Nov 26