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I Think Horse Racing Is Animal Abuse

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    For almost 2yrs I was physically, mentally, and sexually abused by my father and his girlfriend. At first they would beat me whenever I did something like mess up on the dishes...
    Sammie2828 Sammie2828 16-17, F 43 mins ago

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    If you think you are in an abusive relationship please check out this website. It lists the warning/red flag signs. http://www.hiddenhurt.co.uk/warning_signs.html
    Bluetangerine Bluetangerine 46-50, F 1 hr ago

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    I went through years of emotional abuse by my dad. He refuses to acknowledge that he abused me, because he thinks it's only abuse if it's physical. But that's not true. Emotional...
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I'm not sure the heading is appropriate as I am indeed a survivor. Although at the time it never entered my head as abuse even through adolescent years and now into adult life it...
    heterohelen heterohelen 31-35, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Seriously, abusing a poor defenseless animal, it's just sick! Compared to us, they are defenseless. They have so much trust in you, and if you betray that trust, then you have no...
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    Yesterday I wrote about my fathers experience during the second World War in the Monte Cassino area of Italy. This time I want to write about an animal, and perhaps I should have...
    LorenzoITALIA LorenzoITALIA 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have a part of my family, if I choose to refer to them as that, who are tied up into some kind of occult and practice witchcraft and sorcery. when me and my brother were really...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 4 days ago

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    I was thrown of a horse when I was in the Royal Life Dragoons in the Swedish Army when I was 19 years old. The horse did not like to go together with the other horses in lines with...
    Westviking Westviking 70+, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    always makes me cry when I see a video of someone hurting an animal 😞 the other day my mother showed me a graphic horrifying video that she found on Facebook of a guy that was...
    Gabe1997 Gabe1997 18-21, T 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    I should post this on "I love animals" but I want to post this here. Some things in this f...cked up world still make me see some feeble glimpse of hope for the future. Some time...
    LorenzoITALIA LorenzoITALIA 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm sick with some Spanish fiestas. I had to switch off the TV yesterday, as every day. The reason this time is that they were broadcasting videos about how a bull or a little bull...
    mmorgam mmorgam 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    The few times that I haven't helped still haunt me. Once when I was in college I hit a cat with my car in the middle of the night and I didn't stop to see if it lived. I was sure...
    kitkat0216 kitkat0216 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I am an incarnated elemental forest fairy! is any one else on here one?I have always know since I was a small child that I was meant to heal animals and that I spoke with spirits...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses a week ago

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    I sleep with stuffed dogs and horses.
    tylerlovesdisposablediapers tylerlovesdisposablediapers 16-17, M a week ago

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    I have 4 dogs, 1 cat, 2 horses, 3 rabbits, and at least 300 chickens. Yet, the funny thing is. Our household is surrounded by redheads. All my dogs are redhaired, four of the...
    odessa94 odessa94 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    To my brother After everything I have been put through, I get messages from my brother or some idiot acting like him. I sent the audios that I have posted. Apparently he thinks...
    letters2mymother letters2mymother 41-45, F Aug 25

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    Once years ago when I was in my late teens I was working on our ranch a long way from people and camping out. One evening I was sitting on a log beside my fire feeling pretty low...
    grandpaj grandpaj 61-65, M 5 Responses Aug 25

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    I had a horrible migraine one night and my horse walked over when I couldn't stop crying and he massaged my head with his teeth at just the right pressure until I stoped crying...
    0210love 0210love 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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    Broken in tears I sat on the sand. So lost and scared, face in my hands. By my side they softly appeared, the two best friends I've ever known. One after the other. Soft noses...
    BreakingBored BreakingBored 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    There's an owl that my son and I have been watching for a few weeks. There is a small shopping center across the street from my house. Every night after closing, the owl makes its...
    TheQuirkyQuasar TheQuirkyQuasar 26-30, M 7 Responses Aug 23

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    Never thought about it before but just realised I love the smell of horses. I grew up with 26 horses on a ranch and worked with them every day. My mare Star was my constant...
    grandpaj grandpaj 61-65, M Aug 22

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    Yes indeed, I believe that animals are great! Especially wolves and other canines, hence the name Wolflover. If you aren't fond of animals, but want to change that, message me for...
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    Shame on you! How can you put a price on someone's life!? We're all equal and we all have the right to live, "one who agrees with abuse with his silence, might as well be the...
    itaih1 itaih1 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    Every day, every minute, every second. There's an animal who's calling for help. More than 1.13 million animals are being killed each year of abuse, starving, etc... Many people...
    Jgummy123 Jgummy123 13-15, F Aug 18

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    I admit that snakes scare me and I have a primeval aversion that defies logic yet they scare me. Having said that, I still found disgust in having seen on a on line newspaper a...
    LorenzoITALIA LorenzoITALIA 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I grew up on a remote ranch where we had horses, cows, sheep, pigs and dogs. Our nearest neighbours were 5 miles away. My closest companions were my dog and my horse. My horse was...
    grandpaj grandpaj 61-65, M Aug 16

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    I have gone through stories of abuse here...both physically and mental abuse...children being molested and harassed by members of their own family, adults who should have...
    SolitaireGent SolitaireGent 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 16

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    My experience of abuse is most likely not as bad as most people's but I'd still like to share.. The first time I was abused by my dad was when I came home late from a friends...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 16

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    My mother abused my cats to assert her power over me & to feed off my pain, helplessness and terror. I always felt so guilty that I couldn't protect them from her that I never told...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    My mother abused my cats to assert her power over me & to feed off my pain, helplessness and terror. I always felt so guilty that I couldn't protect them from her that I never told...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 16

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    I started riding at an early age. My parents had a horse ranch before they divorced and sold all. I miss the morning rides watching sunrise across the farm and the riding at...
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 15

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