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I Think Horse Racing Is Animal Abuse

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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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    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 11 Responses Mar 6, 2010

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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

    It's terrible because people are literally putting another life in pain for no reason. Those animals didn't do anything to you, so there's no reason to sit and beat/starve them. It...
    trippyprincess trippyprincess 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    I'm 100% to support animal. Animal can't speak for them self and I'm sure they do not do any harm to anyone. I'm sick how people in this world treating the animal. God created...
    colonaileen colonaileen 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Yes, I'm definitely against it, especially when it comes to **********. I mean, humans having sex with animals? How sick, pathetic, degrading and gross. I believe people should be...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 4

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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 Jul 29

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    My first dog, Ace, was rescued from a dog fighting ring. He was only a few months old and wasn't hurt, thank God. It really bothers me how some sick ***** enjoy watching innocent...
    jledoux0690 jledoux0690 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    This has to stop I WENT TO A ZOO AND ALL THE ANIMALS THERE FOR AN EXAMPLE THE LION,TIGER,LEOPARD WERE LOCKED IN CAGES THIS WIDE 3x3
    Midnightthetimberwolf Midnightthetimberwolf 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    The end of cruel mouse traps hehe 
    littleAnonyMOUSE littleAnonyMOUSE 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    3weeks ago my flatmates 3 month old puppy was beaten so badly it had to have a steal plate put in its leg. Now they've probably fractured my boys hip :( they're the friendliest...
    justfukgmessyme justfukgmessyme 31-35, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm one of those people that think that child abusers and animal abusers should have what they've done to their victims upon themselves 7x over.
    mcatH2O mcatH2O 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    Want to help animals💕 I lost my dog a long time ago and I can't watch any thing on the TV about animal abuse and want to help it soon
    rosieCon rosieCon 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    I love animals and hate animal abusers.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Aug 17

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    I found this little friend on the back steps when I was letting my dogs in early this morning. Cicadas are so beautiful, and they always make me think of my mom. She was also a...
    shellseagirl shellseagirl 41-45, F 2 hrs ago

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    I am in love with what we are Not what we should be And I am, I am starstruck With every part of this whole story So if it's just tonight The animal inside, let it live then die...
    metaphornographic metaphornographic 18-21, F Aug 14

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    A little while back, my grandfather used to have severe drinking problems, and he did a lot of things that were horrible..including treating the dog like **** (I used to live with...
    mournwiththemoonandthestars mournwiththemoonandthestars 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Dogs, Cats, Snakes, Wolves, Coyotes, Birds, Mouses, Horses, Squrils any and all!
    paige001 paige001 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    I have a dog, bird, and horse. The thing about pets is they don't judge you by how you look. And they don't lie, or betray you. So dogs and animals are really a persons best friend...
    misstandme101 misstandme101 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    We see things from our own perspective, takes talking, and a little bit of appreciation, so stop the hating, so we can finally quit the debating, like if i **** on you, my day in...
    heyyo1234 heyyo1234 22-25, M Aug 9

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    I have been rescuing pets since I was a kid... dogs, birds, cats raccoons .... I have worked with horses . I have always felt more comfortable around animals then people.
    MistressKimber MistressKimber 51-55, F Aug 15

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    My dog is like my brother. I can't imagine why anyone would abuse an animal. The hurt in my dog's eyes when I leave the house makes me so sad. I can't imagine how sad he would be...
    LIZard0121 LIZard0121 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    There is nothing that I dislike more than people who put others down and tell them they aren't relevant. Those people who bully and harass others, some can't take that abuse and...
    Arcencielx Arcencielx 13-15, F Aug 6

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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 Jul 28

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    When I watch those commercials about animals getting abused and every time I cry because I imagine how I would feel if I was that animal. Is it wrong to cry
    grace206013 grace206013 13-15, F Aug 8

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    doggies kittens birds horses! I love them all
    hellokitti hellokitti 13-15, F Jul 29

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    I'm conditioned like an animal to watch my phone. If I ever miss her call, all hell breaks loose. If I don't respond to a message in less than three minutes, "you don't care about...
    petitambition petitambition 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 7

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    I've grown up around horses all my life, but I have never owned one. I would love to have my very own horse. I think mustangs and stallions are so beautiful.
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    Maybe I was naïve, Got lost in your eyes And never really had a chance My mistake, I didn't know to be in love You had to fight to have the upper hand I had so many dreams About...
    Alwayswantingmore78 Alwayswantingmore78 31-35, F Aug 9

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    I'm not a professional, but I'm pretty sure my friend is the textbook definition of a sociopath. I met him a while ago back in 5th grade, and it sounds cliche but I knew he was...
    Jules255 Jules255 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    This is my first time posting, I wasn't really sure about doing this but I feel like I need to. The first 5 years if my life I lived with my grandparents and my mom. My bio dad...
    swan88 swan88 31-35, M 5 Responses Aug 14

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    A noble animal that is human kind's best worker.
    ValR ValR 41-45, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I miss Willy, my labrator... he was so nice and sweet...loyal and playful... I have a special bond with dogs and horses...they are tender, intelligent, loyal, would never hurt...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's funny how people always think humans are the bane of all evil, while every other animal species is oh so peaceful and harmless. Today I want to educate you that that...
    Junkard Junkard 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 5

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    UGH i hate that the only con i can seem to find of neutering your cat is weight gain wtf and they list disease prevention as a pro? I HATE HUMANS AND ILL REPEAT IT EVERY DAY my...
    JasperBeauclair JasperBeauclair 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 6

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    I would like to buy a minaiture horse for my daughter but I know nothing about horses or horse care! Can someone help?
    nicolv32 nicolv32 31-35, F Aug 7

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    Mixed feelings on this. I mean, zoos are prisons, and animals should not be exploited for human pleasure. I think any sane person can agree on that. However, in some cases zoos...
    Aikin2 Aikin2 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 4

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    In my first "experience" I told you that you and I are different. This experience will just be peeling back one of the layers so you can see in more detail. I was diagnosed with...
    AshTheShade AshTheShade 31-35, M Aug 10

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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 Jul 31

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    Oh how I love horse riding:) I wish I could ride every horse in the world:p
    CountryBabs321 CountryBabs321 18-21, F Aug 5

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    Religious crap gets rammed down the throats of millions of innocent kids the world over, from all religions. It is the worst kind of mental child abuse and many of them turn into...
    uknudy uknudy 66-70, M 3 Responses Aug 7

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    Part 3. There was only one more thing that I couldn`t forgive my father for and that was when he killed a slow worm. I don`t know what happens nowadays at infants schools in the...
    0utlander 0utlander 56-60, M Aug 14

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    12 Mile Road is one of my favorite Hallmark movies. It has it all, all in taste - family togetherness, family brokenness, marriage, divorce, babies, kids, teens, adults, animal...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Aug 15

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    Ever since I got together with my man who grew up riding dirt bikes and introduced me to the world of motocross, I fell in love with watching motorbike racing. I watch it through...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Aug 18

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