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I Think Horse Racing Is Animal Abuse

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 61 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I think it started when I was in Kindergarten. My grandfather would touch me down there and I didn't know it was bad. All I knew was that I hated it. He promised to buy me things...
    gigglekitty gigglekitty 13-15, F 24 mins ago

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    please be nice too animals.............................
    hope1092 hope1092 22-25, M 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    This is Alison Reynolds Facebook page. She is the one who enjoys killing innocent animals for fun, please feel free to search her sight and send her as much abuse as possible
    prudance prudance 51-55, T 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    How social media sites like FB and definitely EP, can create a disconnect and cause one to feel a bit jaded. I understand it can be a great place to express and share, but why does...
    Mirages Mirages 41-45, F 8 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    it's because of the ******* owner! they can't treat that animal with respect! they are the best damn dog ever! they love you unconditionally! I had a pit her name was Eve, Eve...
    Captain9Omega Captain9Omega 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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    So here is the text from wiki. Common words in Latgalian and Lithuanian, different from Latvian Note the impact of foreign influences on Latvian (German in Kurzeme and Vidzeme...
    NyxInvictus NyxInvictus 41-45 11 hrs ago

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    I know a young girl that I have gotten close to over past several months I became aware of a guy with intentions to sexually abuse her and got her to put me in touch with her...
    Cargan2016 Cargan2016 31-35, M 5 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    i think it so wrong............................
    hope1092 hope1092 22-25, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I love horses.... Like everyone else on here 😆 but right now it looks like I'll have to remove my gelding's left eye after an accident we had about 2 weeks ago. He is just a...
    liv99 liv99 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I love horses and horse-riding. They're like my happiness and also my weakness. Whenever someone criticizes equestrianism, I get all sensitive and protective. I'm currently...
    aliasewayne aliasewayne 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Dogs are truly amazing. I dont know how some idiots can abuse them and use them for sports! It breaks my heart every time I hear/see fight stories and abuse ones too. Please help...
    Forgotten000ghosts Forgotten000ghosts 18-21 1 day ago

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    My father verbally and emotionally abuses me and honestly it takes just as much toll on you as physical abuse. They are obviously different levels but the damage is the same. The...
    aacbluey aacbluey 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I love horses. I love riding horses. I have a horse and her name is mystic
    nicoleattack nicoleattack 18-21, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    The summer I was 17 I rode my mare Star hundreds of miles. It was the best summer job ever. I delivered supplies to the forest service camps. I would have Star and four pack horses...
    ljbighug ljbighug 61-65, M 3 days ago

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    Horses are magnificent creatures. Horses are a mammalian animal. They live in herds of large numbers and have great sociological and physiological abilities.
    Skylar2000 Skylar2000 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I grew up on a ranch with horses. We had 23 of them and I worked with them all. My horse was a beautiful bay mare named Star. She was my constant companion for many years. She...
    ljbighug ljbighug 61-65, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    just want to scream at the sky. On the racetrack we called it controlled energy. you fed the horses well, kept them conditioned, healthy.. And stuck them in a stall... Which more...
    SvveetKiester SvveetKiester 41-45, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    GHADIMAI ANIMAL SLAUGHTER....some time ago I posted my personal pointvof view on the Ghadimai animal slaughter that takes pkace in Nepal every 5 years and where cows, sheep...
    LorenzoITALIA LorenzoITALIA 46-50, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Growing up on a farm, animals have perhaps been closer to me than the majority. Maybe a somewhat different relationship to animals than what others have. Many of ours havent been...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Someone sent me the pic above. I remember going to my city's zoo and see the simios in a cage. Don't think they were big cages, no...on the contrary. I can remember that when...
    mmorgam mmorgam 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I've been abused all my life. I've been emotionally abused and neglected since day 1. I've suffered 12 years of bullying and 9 years of sexual abuse and hitting from my father. I...
    DexterMalloween DexterMalloween 13-15, M 7 Responses Jul 26

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    I've been plagued by contempt for my father for many years, and I'm trying to figure out if it's just an issue with my brain, with me as a person, or if I was actually emotionally...
    expandingforward expandingforward 36-40, M Jul 26

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    I'm so angry at humans who abuse and hurt animals that I can't contain my anger but at the same time I can't do anything so I feel like my head will explode ,ashamed to be a human...
    meeshkapie meeshkapie 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    My neighbors have a very small Pomeranian mix. Her previous owners were teenage boys who abused her. Now, she won't let anyone touch her, she is constantly shaking, and she walks...
    AnyExperience AnyExperience 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    Hi, I'm Gianna and I'm currently 15. I'm sorry if anything I say offends you in any way, but I tend to be very blunt because that's the way I've been talked to. I have been...
    CagedBird1778 CagedBird1778 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Especially horses, cats, dogs, eagles, other birds, coyotes, wolfs, whales, dolphins,
    bandit5320 bandit5320 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    I'm compatible with Horse, Dog and Pig. :-)
    23rdcamp 23rdcamp 66-70 Jul 21

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    Murder lives forever And so does war It's survival of the fittest Rich against the poor At the end of the day It's a human trait Hidden deep down inside of our DNA One man can...
    hannahthepizza hannahthepizza 16-17, F Jul 21

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    I hate when people use animals for testing, I mean how is that even fair. I think people should stop using animals to test. I don't think its fair I mean if people really wanna see...
    kelseypalmer08 kelseypalmer08 13-15, F Jul 21

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    Hi, everybody.I currently am utterly devastated and I am reaching out in hopes that someone may be able to help me. About a year and a half ago I ended up getting a bunny, and...
    almars almars 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I love to learn and I am a knowledge seeker. I didn't know how much I was going to learn when I got married. The hard way. Learning the hard way though, is very effective. You gain...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 13 Responses Jul 20

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    I hate people who abuse and exploit innocent animals. *********** is wrong. I have personally taken several of these horrible websites off the internet. I want to encourage all who...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I will brake for birds, squirrels, and any other creature. Those who abuse animals should get more than a slap on the wrist. There is a special place in hell for those people who...
    LonesumnTx LonesumnTx 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Disability Hate Crimes Which leads me to my first question. How many people know that this still happens in society today? With all the positive coverage around people with...
    VolunteerMouse VolunteerMouse 22-25, F Jul 19

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    As a kid, I loved to burn bugs with my new magnifying glass. Now I just step on them. You got a problem with that?
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 19

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    Anyone wanna join me on my mission to hit animal abusers with baseball bats
    lerlyblandor lerlyblandor 16-17, F Jul 18

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    I think verbal abuse is just as bad as physical abuse, because it really does a number on you, not so much on the outside, but on the inside, the hateful words, the way you are put...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 10 Responses Jul 18