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I Think Horse Racing Is Animal Abuse

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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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    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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    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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    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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    This is a bit much....... Animal abuse is horrible and sad but we kinda have to "abuse" animals. We have to kill them and eat them to survive. There's nothing wrong or bad about...
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    Australians love their sport. Australians also love a punt. Right now, Australians love betting on greyhound racing, the sport based on pushing dogs to their limits. With more...
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    I hate when i see the PETA videos where it shows all the torture the animals suffers mostly from China. How PEOPLE with i think no heart nor feelings take the skin of some animals...
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    Feeding another animal is as satisfying to me as it is to them. It's been cruelly cold out this month. But inside the room I work in, it's warm.i saw an ant, a tiny one, appear...
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    I found my cat as a kitten and he was emaciated, full of fleas and screaming for food and warmth. I gave him everything he needed. And I gave him my love. He decided that I was...
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    Why are people blocking you, cause you have ctriticism on their posts? You can't make any conversion with that.
    plutoniumoxid plutoniumoxid 18-21, M Feb 10

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    Animal testing animal abuse? I think yes i just watched 2 videos on this topic and it brought me to tears, angered me on so many levels. What kills is that I have no power to stop...
    AlphasMate AlphasMate 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    YOU WANNA BEAT ON THE DAMN DOGS, HOW ABOUT I BEAT ON YOU AND SEE JUST HOW MUCH YOU LIKE IT.Put yourself in the animals place if thats how you dont want to be treated then dont...
    ilovebabies19 ilovebabies19 13-15, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I'm more of a Horse Obsessor. Never let me watch Knight's Tale. I will proceed to drool over the beautiful bay roan Percheron cross ;v; I have 3 horses of my own, although all are...
    MackenzieBSnow MackenzieBSnow 16-17, F Feb 12

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    Australians love their sport. Australians also love a punt. Right now, Australians love betting on greyhound racing, the sport based on pushing dogs to their limits. With more...
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    The more I think about animals and get close to animals (not just cats & dogs... ALL animals), the more depressed I become that no one else cares that the "meat" they are eating...
    Lebbyluna Lebbyluna 18-21 1 Response Feb 18

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    Australians love their sport. Australians also love a punt. Right now, Australians love betting on greyhound racing, the sport based on pushing dogs to their limits. With more...
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    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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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...
    BlueRoseNeko BlueRoseNeko 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 9

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    Dogs, fish, rabbits, horses...almost all the animals
    FriendlyDragon FriendlyDragon 13-15, F Jan 27

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    I feel so blessed to be able to spend time with my parents horses. My dad has bred them all and has spent so much time with them that they are more like big dogs then horses. It is...
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    I grew up in ranches with my family since I was 9 I love horses they are my passion everytime I ride horses it feels peaceful and I feel like when I'm having a bad day I just go...
    yalzaga yalzaga 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    A civilised beast driving a beast uncivilised in part. Horse riding is a veritable celebration of man's capacity to subjugate. I enjoyed it. It's physical, stimulating. How the...
    Rovigatti Rovigatti 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    MackenzieBSnow MackenzieBSnow 16-17, F Feb 12

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    My first job when I was 12-16 was at a riding academy. I worked cleaning stalls, grooming horses and feeding them, I made $6 an hour after the first 8 hours (which I worked for...
    MommysGotTats420 MommysGotTats420 22-25, F Feb 12

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    Last year we bought property, and I was finally able to have horses at home, instead of always boarding. (Goodbye barn drama!) This year our back hill is super lush and verdant...
    CowgirlQT CowgirlQT 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 6 Responses Feb 4

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    Totally agree! Animals are innocent and have rights!!! Most people hurt animals for no reason.
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    I know when its coming! I know im in for abuse by the look he gives me when we are in company of other people. If I say or do something he doesnt approve of he gives me this...
    hopeless0 hopeless0 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 2