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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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    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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    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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    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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    I saw a video from a rescue shelter who they were trying to save a ew. It was so moving someone asked in the comments I have no money but I want to help animals. They wrote there...
    equusrider equusrider 56-60, M 42 mins ago

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    I HATE TROPHY HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY. Trolls stay away from this post and go back into hiding from the dark crevass where you belong. Trophy hunters make me sick, I have no human...
    cambridge14 cambridge14 46-50, M 47 mins ago

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    My animals are acting weirdly
    Br7781 Br7781 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    To my father & abuser for 25 years: I am writing to inform you that I know exactly who and what you are. (A Malignant Narcissist, psychopath, antisocial, wife beater, child...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    our only truth is to be & be no~more ,to believe in immortality is abuse of reality ,,,our existence is making sense of nothingness
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    ive had my horse since i was 7 his name is alabama he is and ish, 16.2 hh and i love him so much <3 dont know what i'd do without him
    Morganwilliams49 Morganwilliams49 16-17, M 10 hrs ago

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    I get this strange feeling that my spirit animal is a rabbit. It's come to me in dreams too.
    justbnatural justbnatural 18-21, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    The evil Satan said to God: "You who give everyone their sustenance, I ask you an effective trap for my hunting." God showed him gold, silver and herds of horses and said, "You...
    Camouflage Camouflage 22-25, M 13 hrs ago

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    My daddy bought me a horse! His Prince and his a beautiful 17 hand stallion! His black and has a white spot between the eyes! His a real loveable boy! Every morning when I brush...
    zorotonto zorotonto 31-35, M 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I do I have two horses and they mean the world to me they're both rescue horses that I saved at a very young age and it worked hard to train them and get them to where I can ride...
    lovewins2123 lovewins2123 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    There is nothing more relaxing than settling up your horse and being able to go for a nice long ride listening to your music and not having a care in the world for getting all the...
    lovewins2123 lovewins2123 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    *Very, Very Long Post* A few days ago, I was talking with my Mom and sister about marriage and relationships. It was actually a very sad conversation because the relationships...
    MyEpochStory MyEpochStory 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I can ride horses, my cousin always takes me up to her horses and she taught me how to ride and do small jumps💁 #2swagish4you
    Bennyboo2000 Bennyboo2000 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Hi ok so I have been a victim of emotional and mental nd a little bit of physical abuse in the past. I have been in about 4 relationships that were like that not all were physical...
    LuvLostSoul LuvLostSoul 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Kayla0504 Kayla0504 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I KNOW THIS IS QUITE LONG BUT I BEG YOU TO READ IT. I DESPERATELY NEED EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ASAP! I'm a 23 year old girl. I sadly still live with my family. Please don't disrespect me...
    PhTA PhTA 22-25 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I love drag racing!! this will be my 3rd time going 4th July weekend. I am super excited but very depressed the same time! I can't get anyone to go with me! my close friends not...
    missjdragon20 missjdragon20 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I still am in an emotionally and mentally abusive situation, not so much physical anymore though. I take full responsibility for all that has happened and for allowing myself to be...
    DoveinMourning DoveinMourning 36-40, F a week ago

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    so one time i went to go ride my horse dandy, and hes a big horse ok. i`m this little short gal and he this 17.3 hand (1 hand = 4 inches)Tennessee walker that likes to move when i...
    TatorKator TatorKator 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    Stricken with "horse fever", virulent strain, age three, upon seeing my first pinto pony. Chronic condition, no cure, manged well with daily doses of mucking stalls, brushing and...
    Gingerstep Gingerstep 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    I've have looked after horses, but yet to own one. I almost bought a horse but after looking at his condition I decided.
    equusrider equusrider 56-60, M Jun 21

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    I have experienced both. My parents never hit (except if they had a reason), but at elementary school I was always being hit by kids that didn't like me for whatever reason. They...
    evreno evreno 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 21

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    One phrase: Ghadimar animal sacrifice. Google it if you have the stomach but be warned. The scenes are of unimaginable cruelty. My repulsion towards this form of gratuitous...
    cambridge14 cambridge14 46-50, M 5 Responses Jun 20

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    I am an animal lover, but I'm not an overly sentimental bunny hugger. I admire the beauty and respect the dignity and majesty of animals without the need to hold anthropomorphic...
    TheBookAddict TheBookAddict 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 20

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    Although I am a typical Pisces, and quite enjoy reading about western astrology, reading about the Native American zodiac and their animal symbolisms seems to resonate with me on a...
    Tinboxdoll Tinboxdoll 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 20

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    love horses always have so going for my lesson soon
    amylouise123 amylouise123 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    I have an idea that I need some help with getting started. I was thinking of starting a donation for animal shelters, people can drop off dog/cat foods, beds, toys, medical and...
    MammaWolfie MammaWolfie 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    I personally think that emotional abuse is worse then physical abuse. I've been through both and emotional hurt more for me.
    Suicidekisses Suicidekisses 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 19

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    I love to race my horse and I have won a lot of trophies and I also had to stop racing my horse for a week and I got really bored not riding my horse. The reason why I could not...
    Countrygirl2017 Countrygirl2017 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    I constantly think about the universe, and everything in it. My mind is always racing and always examining everything. I can literally spend 24 hours a day thinking about a single...
    InquisitiveBeing InquisitiveBeing 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 18

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    It's awful, and to be honest I'd rather people were in the place of the animals. It's just the way I am. I would choose an animals over a human any day. Although II respect...
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    I was very verbally abused as a child, as well as mentally and emotionally and it took me years to realize and believe I was a victim of abuse even though I wasn't bruised and...
    TheSundanceGal TheSundanceGal 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 17

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    I absolutely love animals. I currently own three dogs, and my family has taken in numerous rescues over the years. That being said, I also hunt for food. I'm honestly sick of...
    Romantheridiculous Romantheridiculous 18-21, M Jun 17

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    At some point I wrote this before I went to bed a few weeks back. What do you think? Feel free to judge this through and through: Bills- The ultimate killer of society. It is the...
    blueflareeyes blueflareeyes 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 16

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    Though I am a horse lover, I no longer "believe" in them. I`ve become "a neightheist".
    ukbuster ukbuster 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 16