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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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    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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    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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    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've been seeing horrible videos, Arabs kicking a donkey off a cliff face, Dogs and cats skinned alive. At the end of the video I'm left with my fists clenched ever so hard and a...
    asianrhino asianrhino 36-40 1 Response Mar 19

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    The Cove Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking...
    tr606 tr606 36-40 Mar 8

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    GREAT NEWS: Soon, elephants will no longer be forced to perform degrading 'tricks' and be subjected to brutal training techniques at the hands of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum...
    tr606 tr606 36-40 2 Responses Mar 5

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    Shocking abuse uncovered at two roadside 'zoos' where a 'baby camel hung herself by mistake and a giraffe died after giving birth' Tiger Safari in Oklahoma and Natural Bridge Zoo...
    tr606 tr606 36-40 Mar 8

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    just to think about it makes me so anygry. What kind of sick mind feels good to hurt and tortue helpless animals??
    JennyG16 JennyG16 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    “Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.” - Mark Twain.
    LuxThePoet LuxThePoet 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    I have witnessed animal cruelty in a lot of ways, and I have also kicked the **** out of most of those people - literally. (I wont hesitate to do it again even though I am now in...
    DaSlayer DaSlayer 31-35, M 23 hrs ago

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    Going to the casino in the summer-time is the best. After playing some slots we buy drinks, head outdoors to the race track with hundreds of other people in the stands placing bets...
    TOR0NTOguy TOR0NTOguy 22-25, M 10 hrs ago

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    In a moving narration, actor and activist Alec Baldwin exposes the truth behind humanity's cruelest invention?the factory farm. BIG WARNING GRAPHIC AND DISTURBING, but this goes...
    tr606 tr606 36-40 Mar 5

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    Black Fish A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales. Full movie: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v...
    tr606 tr606 36-40 Mar 6

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    In a moving narration, actor and activist Alec Baldwin exposes the truth behind humanity's cruelest invention?the factory farm. BIG WARNING GRAPHIC AND DISTURBING, but this goes...
    tr606 tr606 36-40 Mar 5

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    Black Fish A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales. Full movie: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v...
    tr606 tr606 36-40 Mar 5

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    Black Fish A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales. Full movie: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v...
    tr606 tr606 36-40 1 Response Mar 6

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    "I hold that the more helpless the creature the more entitled it is to the protection by man, from the cruelty of man." - Mahatma Gandhi.
    LuxThePoet LuxThePoet 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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    Think horses are one of the most truly magnificent animals on this earth
    warnbronudist warnbronudist 51-55, M Mar 17

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    It's disgusting. Any person that harms an animal should be removed to a remote island or some barren wilderness where they can't get to any. Humans like that are like the plague...
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    This is the newest member of the family Nico I'm now on I think 76 stuffed animals. I love them all they are like my babies :)
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I hope this is allowed. I love all types of animals, but my real love is horses and dogs. Basically, my horse has been ill with recurring bouts of colic, which can be life...
    sunset52 sunset52 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    I ride horses professionally, like racing and horse shows. My horse, Bandit, is my best horse in racing. He's a white horse with a black mask across his face( hints the name Bandit...
    Linus28 Linus28 13-15 Mar 10

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    I grew up around animals. I know how to ride a horse, I have the space for them, the problem is that my mom doesn't want anymore animals because we lost our dog a year ago and now...
    emilyd4 emilyd4 16-17, F a week ago

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    I remember being 7 years old and going to a specific rodeo that made a traumatic change in my childhood.I always did love animals as a kid.I never harmed animals or pulled the dogs...
    asdfgitskaren asdfgitskaren 13-15, F Mar 9

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    for animals my favorite is horses, dogs, cats, butterflies, pandas and any animal that is cute, for nature i like oceans and jungles, especialy now that spring is coming and...
    mariere16 mariere16 18-21, F Mar 22

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    when i was about 4, my grandpa would play this game where my stuffed animals went on a "field trip" to like smell my vagina, and i would have to spread my legs and stuff and he...
    indigofeelings indigofeelings 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    She was among dozens of hens trapped in the bowels of a mega factory farm — 'approved' by the Australian Egg Corporation. She was forgotten by an industry that relies on...
    tr606 tr606 36-40 3 Responses Mar 19

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    We have 2 cats, 3 dogs, 3 horses, and several wild birds and beasts. Sometimes we see elk out here, once I saw a coyote. Lotsa birds, my favorite being the wild turkeys. The...
    SnowCrow SnowCrow 31-35, M Mar 24

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    My two cents on animals through an essay I wrote for class: Title: The Duty of Life It is generally accepted that killing another human being is worse than killing a...
    BSAeagle60 BSAeagle60 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    You are a Swan! Characters: Tereus, Kalia in the Aspect of Crow trilogy Powers: Foretelling future through dreams, dream-walking Swans are idealistic, open-minded, and...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    People are living organisims. Humans kill living organisims, yet we have issues killing our own kind. Humans are the most social animal in the animal kingdom. Yes, ANIMAL kingdom...
    C9Poke C9Poke 16-17, M 5 Responses Mar 3

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    My grandfather had a ranch with horses, pigs and goats. I even rid one when I was little. Haven't been back there in awhile not since grandfather got remarried a cut us off...
    OneWithTheSkies OneWithTheSkies 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    Hi! My horse has recently been diagnosed with a severe case of thrush. For those of you who do not know what that is, it's a type of illness horses can get where their hooves rot...
    Almonkey123 Almonkey123 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Here's a better picture.. What do you think??
    cupcakewithrainbows cupcakewithrainbows 16-17, F 3 Responses 42 mins ago

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    just when I've almost stopped thinking about you, you show up to make sure I was feeling better after recently being ill and we spend the night talking until you fall asleep when I...
    illgetoveriteventually illgetoveriteventually 16-17, F 25 mins ago

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    So first of all. imagine if animals like you know in kids movies where they can think yet still live stupid instinctual lifestyles. what would they be thinking about Our instincts...
    Pride49 Pride49 22-25, M Mar 13

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    I was abused by my father countless of times already. Just lateky, he abused me again. Just because I forgot to get uniform outside, I left it there overnight. I did not even know...
    IAmStrongerNow IAmStrongerNow 13-15, F Mar 19

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    We have a sickening problem as a society. We eat meat. We drive through the country side and pass by the concentration camps that we call farms and look at the pretty animals. We...
    Mercy4allAnimals Mercy4allAnimals 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 21

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    I just want to crawl in a hole today. I left my emotionally abusive husband over five years ago, and yet I'm still dealing with the aftermath of his bullsh*t. The really hard...
    beesknees12 beesknees12 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    Anyone on this site who has horses or had them in the past? I used to have them, and miss having them. Grew up on a farm and would like to meet others here who are horse lovers.
    lillybleu22 lillybleu22 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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