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I Think Horse Racing Is Animal Abuse

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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 11 Responses Mar 6, 2010

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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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    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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    I'm considering buying a racehorse

    and naming it, "My Face". Just so I can hear everyone in the stands scream "Come on, My face!!"...
    PinkP0werRanger PinkP0werRanger 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    Related Experiences

    I occasionally have bet on the horse racing. £15 a week is my limit, and only started doing again last week but there was 3days I made 20 to 30 pound a day and best withdraw the...
    mike23jaguar mike23jaguar 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    I hate people who abuses animals so much it makes me sick. Even killing a fly makes me sick. This world is so cruel when it comes to food and how animal kills each other for food...
    Angrysalads Angrysalads 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Why do people abuse animals? They didn't do anything to you! Imagine you being that animal who got abused! I bet you wouldn't like it! So why do you do it!
    GoodGirl205 GoodGirl205 13-15, F Jul 1

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    The FACT of the matter is as follows: Hunting for Food , and or Material /Sustinance of any kind or to manage a Herd or Species is NOT a Cruel or Evil thing to do. That is...
    TsavoHunter TsavoHunter 36-40, M a week ago

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    I want to start taking abused animals and slowly introduce them to nice families Starting with mine and then once their condition improves enough let them be adopted into a loving...
    poketeen poketeen 16-17, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I live in the country where I have 7 cats,3 dogs, 2 piglets, 5 chicks and a duckling. They live indoor and outdoor. All my pets come from shelters. well the cats and dogs... We...
    KellysMyName KellysMyName 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Everyone is free here to block whoever they want. The abuse takes place whenever someone decides to evade important questions or simply a painful truth. To call adultery by its...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M Jul 14

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    Everyone is free here to block whoever they want. The abuse takes place whenever someone decides to evade important questions or simply a painful truth. To call adultery by its...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M Jul 14

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    I love my dogs but my grandfather doesnt like logan and he hits him when he gets mad and it literally makes me cry he always said logan loves him more because he buys his food but...
    nickoroni nickoroni 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    I wasn't always an animal lover. When I was a kid, I prefer cats, turtles, horses and rabbits and hated dogs. I had bad experience with dogs. As I got older, I started to...
    twilighteen twilighteen 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    Spider spirit animal Spider spirit animal and totem meaning The spider is a remarkable figure of feminine energy and creativity in the spirit animal kingdom. Spiders are...
    Skylar2000 Skylar2000 13-15, F a week ago

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    All the people talk to forgive others who hurt you. Why i never was able to forgive? I was hurt all my life by different women. It started with my mother abusing me, then girls at...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    It shouldn't hurt to be a child. No child should feel like they are alone in the world, and nothing that they can do is right, but so many do, and the ones who do, feel like they...
    LostAriel LostAriel 22-25, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Can we please stop calling wild horses invasive? By Jacquelyn Gill on May 2, 2014 • ( 40 Comments ) The horse has a complex and fascinating environmental history. Wild...
    robermanpink robermanpink 26-30, M Jul 5

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    Hi. On Sunday i went for a ride on my horse before i was supposed to go out with friends. Instead of going out with them, i spent the day in hospital. My lovely little horse...
    ChickenXx ChickenXx 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    I feel like I am an animal, a horse. Whenever I hear good horse-galloping song I start clapping my hands on thee ground. Then I start making horse-like sounds, I've felt it in me...
    TheOneAndOnlyMaster TheOneAndOnlyMaster 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Recently I've been thinking about what would happen if I ever needed another heart surgery. I have a strange feeling that I will need it at a fairly young age... and I also feel...
    dazedreamer dazedreamer 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    Animals are like humans. People think they can kick, kill and hunt animals when they feel like it. God made these creatures and is our job to protect them, not treat them like...
    twilighteen twilighteen 18-21, F Jul 23

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    My neighbor owns many horses and I enjoy hearing them stampede across the field.
    reelman4372 reelman4372 31-35, M 10 hrs ago

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    Physical aggression by a man toward his partner is abuse, even if it happens only once. If he raises a fist; punches a hole in the wall; throws things at you; blocks your way...
    Lostnalone22 Lostnalone22 31-35, F 12 hrs ago

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    Well today after getting out of the ward I was on for a day, I am still extremely confused about what is classed as abuse and if it happened to me, didn't help that yesterday the...
    Ameliaaaa Ameliaaaa 26-30, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Animal crossing is the sole reason of why I'm still sane.
    SaraRose0616 SaraRose0616 16-17, F 20 hrs ago

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    If I was a wild animal I would definitely be a wolf. Big and silvery. Fiercely loyal and totally devoted to my alpha female.
    Jericho7 Jericho7 36-40, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I Loooooooooovvvveee dogs. I love all animals pretty much!😊 except snakes...😣
    RiverRachel RiverRachel 13-15, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Sometimes I party too much that it brakes me and I don't have any limits. I've been on 9 day straight drinking spree with different group of friends every night. I think that's one...
    Spiritm Spiritm 26-30, M 19 hrs ago

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    Had the toughest nursing shift last night. In my entire life, that was the very first time someone insulted and scornfully treated me with so much disrespect like I'm a piece of...
    J2911 J2911 26-30, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    My mom has always had a short temper . She usually takes her anger out on me . That being said, I am sometimes disrespectful (attitude , eye rolling) and I take ownership of that...
    loudd03 loudd03 13-15, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    My friend is really mean to me and could care less about how I feel. She lies to me A LOT! Why do I put up with her? Because she's suicidal and no one cares about her feelings...
    joseey joseey 18-21, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Used. And abused. They go hand in hand. They always end in hurt and they always end in tears.
    LoveandLoss17 LoveandLoss17 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    Horses dogs cats, all of them. It's awful. I sneeze 100 times a minute and get all itchy and my eyes water. That's why I dislike animals.
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F Jul 11

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    This artist is named Rabbet before Horses Strickland. He's a Native American ( did the name tip you off ;) painter. I love the magical worlds he creates with such vibrant colors. I...
    norlights3 norlights3 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Spirit Animals Bear Butterfly Cat Coyote Crow Deer Dolphin Dragonfly Fox Frog Hawk Horse Hummingbird Lion Owl Panda Sheep Snake Spider Tiger Turtle Wolf
    Skylar2000 Skylar2000 13-15, F a week ago

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    People who really know me know that I have a big heart underneath a tough shell. All of my life, I have felt the burden of emotions that I did not want. The primary offender is...
    MaunaLani13 MaunaLani13 46-50, M a week ago

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    Dogs, Cats, Snakes, Wolves, Coyotes, Birds, Mouses, Horses, Squrils any and all!
    paige001 paige001 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I 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...
    SweetKiester SweetKiester 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 9

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    Sooo... I might be getting a horse. This has always been a dream of mine. A few months ago, there was a horse being boarded where I work, and I fell in love with her. I wanted her...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    How To Find Your Spirit Animal Everyone has a spirit animal. Here are tips on how to find, connect and develop a meaningful relationship with your spirit or power animal. Whether...
    Skylar2000 Skylar2000 13-15, F a week ago

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    What kind of a sick person does that. Abuses kids and animals who does that? Better question WHY would you do that??!!! The dog doesn't know what he's doing unless you train him...
    Zalbaar Zalbaar 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I woke up in a panic from my alarm because I haven't used one in a while and when I looked up I thought I saw a man standing in my room again :/ It was my blanket that is hanging...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    Please be kind to the creatures that we share this earth with.. We are full of so much sin and they are so pure compared to us, and so helpless. Sure we are technically smarter...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 12

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    I feel depressed I can not save all abused animals domestic and wild. I need to help and spread the world.
    aestrada91 aestrada91 22-25, F Jul 19

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