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I Think Horse Racing Is Animal Abuse

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    oh man I wont even get going on this but I did read that animal abuse is one of the early signs of a seriel killer. im a animal. I believe if it has a soul vicious or not it...
    sixtens sixtens 36-40, F Jan 15

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    okay if u really are against animal abuse then how many of u here are vegetarians ???? huh ?? they to feel pain v have no rights to kill them ,,,,is it because the taste on which...
    prgya prgya 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    It's cruel. It's disgusting. It's unholy and accepted too easily. ---------------------------------- Now I get it, you are pissed off at your dog, or your cat, bird, rabbit, horse...
    HannahMarieX HannahMarieX 18-21 1 Response Jan 13

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    It's about 1 year I have started to learn how to ride a horse. horses are great I really enjoy the ride.
    0NINDA0 0NINDA0 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I can't believe people abuse animals they are so cute and innocent I could never do anything to hurt my little kitty.
    michellesydney michellesydney 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    People should realize every animal has a face and behind the face are complex emotions equal to those of humans.
    madchen863 madchen863 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    Animal cruelty is an act of a weak mind
    madchen863 madchen863 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I think it very cruel to keep penguins in big houses and make the wear beads go to church and carry bibles! Enough is enough!
    Diginator Diginator 70+, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I just hate it when people cage a bird ,,,wtf ???? what rights do we have to cage them ,,,,they are born to fly ,,,caging them and providing all rich facilites to them doesnt...
    prgya prgya 18-21, F Jan 2

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    A big **** YOU to the person who went into that mans backyard and innocently shot a 4 year old dog to death for no reason. people are cruel, twisted, and horrible.
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    I hate it so much. It is ridiculous. I need better words to describe how much I hate it.
    juliettecf juliettecf 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    slaughter houses make me want to just kill them all
    WaldoUnfindable WaldoUnfindable 16-17, M Jan 18

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    Just making sure, isn't smacking/kicking a cat ( or any animal for that matter) considered animal abuse? I have a cat, and I was in my room and I overheard my cat clawing on the...
    GrandGizzard GrandGizzard 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I will never talk to u ever again if u do animal abuse. I don't care if it's my own family or my friends I won't if u do such a crime.
    Sk13k Sk13k 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    Especially dogs! First of all, I think the worst cruelty is people against one another. But nothing grinds my gears beyond that, than cruelty to dumb animals. They are nice to dumb...
    LindaDeniseBlair LindaDeniseBlair 51-55, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I was abused by my dad when I was younger. Now we have a very strained relationship and due to the abuse I am weary of other men. On top of that I was emotionally and physically...
    venessad17 venessad17 13-15, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I stumbled across this literally about half an hour ago while surfing the net and I think I may actually have this. It may be a result of my ADHD/ADD (I have yet to get it tested...
    divermel divermel 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    Never Tolerate Bring Hit!!! Does the abuser your with call it domestic discipline or refer to themselves as the head of the household? Are they using any church or social group...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I love horses and they are my dream Animal I want a boyfriend that loves them to.
    montyb13 montyb13 13-15, F 7 Responses Jan 14

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    EXPIRED though the shot hurt alot you seemed very relieved, you said now you will always come back to me . well A few years later I happened to run to far , I could not see you...
    youreadwhat youreadwhat 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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    Look at this little fellow! The chrysails of a common crow butterfly; it's translucent now, but soon the protective sheath will turn opaque and metallic. The common crow butterfly...
    3naturespice3 3naturespice3 22-25 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I feel pain for when the sweetest most affectionate giving things on this planet are getting abused. I'm against animal cruelty. It's makes me wanna hurt people that do that.
    peaceintruelove peaceintruelove 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I can't get my head round people who take pleasure from hurting animals.
    LazyApe LazyApe 31-35, M 18 hrs ago

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    EXPIRED though the shot hurt alot you seemed very relieved, you said now you will always come back to me . well A few years later I happened to run to far , I could not see you...
    youreadwhat youreadwhat 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    EXPIRED though the shot hurt alot you seemed very relieved, you said now you will always come back to me . well A few years later I happened to run to far , I could not see you...
    youreadwhat youreadwhat 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    EXPIRED though the shot hurt alot you seemed very relieved, you said now you will always come back to me . well A few years later I happened to run to far , I could not see you...
    youreadwhat youreadwhat 18-21, F 18 hrs ago

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    EXPIRED though the shot hurt alot you seemed very relieved, you said now you will always come back to me . well A few years later I happened to run to far , I could not see you...
    youreadwhat youreadwhat 18-21, F 18 hrs ago

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    EXPIRED though the shot hurt alot you seemed very relieved, you said now you will always come back to me . well A few years later I happened to run to far , I could not see you...
    youreadwhat youreadwhat 18-21, F 18 hrs ago

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    I can't sleep without holding onto something so I always sleep with a stuffed animal and now it's a cute gudetama pillow as the picture shown lol
    msmika msmika 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I dooooo!(: I have 5 animals (: 2 Guinea pigs, 2 dogs and a cat :) the names are really interesting haha! My cats name is Walter, the 2 dogs are named Renaldo and Doofus and i...
    GabbyWabbyy GabbyWabbyy 13-15, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I have a stuffed raccoon. my stepdad gave it to me 9 years ago. I named him Aaron after him, so I'll never forget him. but he left 7 years ago. but thanks for the stuffed animal, I...
    VictoriaHall VictoriaHall 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    To put it simply, I'm a 19 year old suffering from anxiety and depression, I have an older brother who has been physically abusive, a younger brother who is autistic and I am a...
    CPJS CPJS 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 9

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    How can you support the systematic abuse of animals in factory farms etc and love them . If one truly loved animals they wouldn't eat them .
    certifiable certifiable 70+, F 5 days ago

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    I think my husband hates me.....My childhood was REALLY bad. My current husband also had a childhood similar to mine but was not as lucky as me and his life took a different path...
    Lsngthsbttle Lsngthsbttle 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    Although I own 9 horses, my favorite horse is my American Quarter horse. He's my white horse. Whenever I feel like the world is on my shoulder, I come to my white horse. My white...
    Cricket75 Cricket75 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    I believe animals feel like we do and deserve basic rights like we have, like they shouldn't be abused or killed.
    Leofflaed Leofflaed 18-21, F Jan 6

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    Sometimes I like to feed the pigeons in the mornings. Sometimes the stray dogs in my neighbourhood... n sometimes I wonder, how animalistic they are. Their wants, needs and...
    NobodyFrvr NobodyFrvr 22-25, M 5 Responses Jan 12

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    I sleep with a purple "My Little Pony" horse thingy and her name is Maddy.. I even had her hooked up with wires when I had surgery so she was "under" with me. I'm trying to grow...
    brodhi20 brodhi20 13-15, F Dec 30, 2014

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    I do! But I've had it since I was 9 :) it reminds me of my horse haha. It's named Peanut and it's my comfort object. And I guess my cats as well...
    GabbyWabbyy GabbyWabbyy 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing), Mark Webber (Porsche) and...
    IwasCandyWhite26 IwasCandyWhite26 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    Didn't go drag racing until I was in my mid teens. Raced in street class in anything I could get my hands on. My first time was racing my Dads 440 powered Chrysler wagon, wood...
    HardDragger HardDragger 46-50, M Jan 12