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I Think Horse Racing Is Animal Abuse

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I am against all forms of abuse of people and animals. We live in 2014 and still so much child, adult, elder, and animal abuse reported on a daily basis to the legal and medical...
    femalelovesanimals femalelovesanimals 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    A Safe Haven I want to rescue all the abused and abandoned animals in the world. I want to have a big land with trees , open fields and a little lake. If I could have this, I'd...
    littleAnonyMOUSE littleAnonyMOUSE 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I have started watching "The Game of Thrones." I have noticed that there a lot of instances in the show that depicts animal cruelty. I like this show (minus the animal scenes) and...
    HazelEyedGurl HazelEyedGurl 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I cannot stand people who harm animals! I would want nothing to do with such a person. Even if this person were a family member, a friend, or a romantic partner, I'd drop them...
    BelleofApril BelleofApril 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    Animals have families and feelings too :) they deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. ❤️
    MINIONPOP MINIONPOP 16-17 1 Response Mar 28

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    Animals have feelings too.
    Littlemonster77777 Littlemonster77777 13-15, F Mar 29

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    ABOVE ALL THINGS IN THE WORLD!☝️🌎
    allisonslim allisonslim 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I hate when people abuse house pets such as cats and dogs. These animals are the true definition of unconditional love, and people really take the time to abuse them? Shame on them...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M Apr 1

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    I am a man, and my wife is... it's hard to say it and feel like I'm really telling the truth, but she's my abuser. She treats my questions as though they have obvious answers...
    Felixthestoat Felixthestoat 18-21 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    You are a Wolf! (your score: 23) 23 Characters: Marek, Alanka, Kerza, and Kara in the Aspect of Crow trilogy and "Storm Reaper"; Lance in "The Wild's Call" Powers: Stealth...
    codait codait 16-17, F Apr 6

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    I have a lot of stuffed animals that I snuggle up with,  including my two horse plush.    Both of them are beanie buddies by TY, one's called Oats (well because he...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Mar 31

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    I really hate people who abuse animals what do they do how could you hurt them there so helpless I would never abuse an animal I couldn't it would hurt me to much
    ILoveBaxter ILoveBaxter 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I love animals I stay in the country so we have a lot of land and a lot of animals. We have 5 dogs, 4 horses, 4 cats, 2 hamsters, a rabbit, and a snake. Animals can be a lot of...
    TeenMomHannah TeenMomHannah 16-17, F 9 Responses Apr 11

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    love pets, grew up in the almond orchards in a house of course, we had groves , vineyards, pomegranates, peach,plum,to grapefruit, as well as a large garden every year, we had...
    7StarBabyLunchMeat 7StarBabyLunchMeat 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I was sexually abused by my grandfather and his dog. I have looked on a lot of abuse sites but have never been able to find anyone else who was abuse by using an animal to do the...
    Veraspain Veraspain 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 10

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    This is 2014 and we still have so much animal cruelty. This is a sick society of abusers of animals and children too.
    femalelovesanimals femalelovesanimals 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    I was at school walking to the gym (the gym building is located outside of the school in the parking lot) and I was texting. I heard somebody scream "WATCH OUT!" and I looked up...
    VampireQueen17 VampireQueen17 13-15, F Mar 20

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    My mom psychologically tortured me and my two older siblings growing up. She is an extremist Christian and has borderline personality disorder. She is not diagnosed by I am a...
    SilianRail SilianRail 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    So I had an absolutely grand experience this past week working with horses at a local stable. And although I am a novice, I had such a wonderful time learning how to muck stalls...
    Jockey0321 Jockey0321 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I really do but see when a human does I don't care even if there in my family all animals I cry if there hurt ;( I don't have a cold heart it's just I don't know ;(
    daggerthewolf daggerthewolf 13-15, M Mar 22

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    Very I cry and stuff, but when a human dies and there in my family I really don't care :) don't asked why I put :) face ;(=when any animal dies :|=when a human dies...
    daggerthewolf daggerthewolf 13-15, M Mar 22

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    Owl.. 23 Powers: Human lie detectors Owls are keen, perceptive, and skeptical. You're adept at getting to the truth, making you an ideal investigator or attorney. Your insights...
    ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi 36-40, F Mar 26

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    i used to have eighteen cats then my dad got rid of them then i got a dog and my dad got chickens and he planned to get some horses and cows before i lost him from cancer
    megawolf13 megawolf13 13-15, F Mar 27

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    Everybody who I've told what she does to me says that she is abusive, but I'm still not sure. I know that she's narcissistic because in all the articles I read about it almost all...
    jules401 jules401 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    Fox (your score: 27) Fox Characters: Razvin in the Aspect of Crow trilogy; Elysia in "The Wild's Call" Powers: Stealth, night vision, ability to read and manipulate others...
    PaleFox PaleFox 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    Psychology says: Due to their magical thinking, the narcissist False Self utterly believes that they are unique, omnipotent (all powerful), omniscient (all knowing), in short...
    rcp10 rcp10 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I love horses. I only started riding when I was about 14 as i never had much of an opportunity before. I ride for fun out on the trails and I love riding. Studying full time and...
    Lifeshouldsparkle Lifeshouldsparkle 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I have 5 dogs, a cat, 2 ferrets, and a bird. At my parents house though.. They just moved to the country. We are getting 2 horses next week. So excited.
    teejayy23 teejayy23 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    My dog, Rizzo, has been a wonderful friend and companion for the past 13 years. He came to our family as a rescue, after having been abused and neglected.He has always been a...
    slver slver 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    April 3. I think we often forget the little boys affected by child abuse. We only really think about the boys when there are big cases like Michael Jackson or Jerry Sandusky are in...
    RuthieAnja RuthieAnja 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    Jumping off the golden gate bridge without any life saving devices. and dive into the cold blue water. Or Jumping out of a helicopter just to see how the world is round and not...
    NymNin NymNin 18-21, F Apr 10

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    "Chasing Pirates" - Norah JonesIn your message you saidYou were goin' to bedBut I'm not done with the nightSo I stayed up to readBut your words in my headGot me mixed up so I...
    KLMKitten KLMKitten 31-35, F Mar 28

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    Hello i Mayiun ride galop horses i pratice for a galop trainer who have 23 horses today is only my 3 day at the trainer ^_^ i like it alot there horses and a great staff xD
    Mayiun Mayiun 22-25, F Apr 2

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    Horse riding is an experience everyone should have. Its beautiful and leaves you to feel so free and achieving. It is perfect when you find that one horse that is so suited to you...
    CharleighBrazil CharleighBrazil 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    what could you add or say about this? Ill just say what I think of a episode I saw called "LIFE AFTER PEOPLE" Life after People Humans, as a species, are more like animal viruses...
    luisito196 luisito196 18-21, M Mar 30

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    My Mare died 5/2/2013 , to be exact she was my old loan horse and had been sent to a retirement home, I never got to say goodbye, One night maybe I think about January this year I...
    LikeMissWow LikeMissWow 13-15, F Apr 2

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    If you want to have some context as to where I am coming from with this post, please read my last entry here: EP Link … I can’t take it anymore. I really can’t. I think...
    UsernameEntered UsernameEntered 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    My mom just told me the other day that I might have been sexually abused when I was 4. I was like, "What do you mean, "might" ? " She would drop me off at daycare when she went to...
    innerself000 innerself000 18-21 1 Response Apr 7

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    In all its forms... I've always been a peaceful person. I've never gotten in a physical fight. But then again, I've been confused most of my life. Thinking about what it all means...
    TragicMonkey TragicMonkey 31-35, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've grown up around animals all my life, as a child, our family had a dog, several cats, rabbits, parrot, canaries, finches, goldfish, guinea pigs, budgerigar's a chipmunk and a...
    liberosis liberosis 41-45, F 17 hrs ago

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    I was with "him" for almost 30 years. In the beginning I did notice that he was somewhat controlling. Also he could be manipulative. However in those times these actions were...
    Freedom425 Freedom425 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    When I was a kid, I liked playing horse with the Girls. I got on my fours and she climbed on my back and then she demanded me to act like a horse and crawl through the house.
    smo0ch smo0ch 22-25, M Mar 30

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    I hate abusers! My dog is a rescue. Her name is Penda. She has two purple spots on her ears where hair doesn't grow anymore. And a dent in her very lower back. She is scared of...
    Diana14R Diana14R 18-21, F 10 Responses Mar 31

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    I'm against all abuse, but I think verbal abuse can be very damaging to a person. If someone were to hit me, I would instantly know that it was wrong. Maybe I would hit them back...
    couldbeheaven couldbeheaven 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    I love the film war horse. Reminds me of my two horses. Although I would never want them going through that. Joey is so cute and brave, and, I must admit, I have a crush on the guy...
    insidiousdeath insidiousdeath 18-21, F Apr 6

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    My boy Archie is my Quarter Horse and my whole life. We show English and western pleasure, showmanship, horsemanship, trail, etc. check us out (:
    oliviahuss1 oliviahuss1 16-17, F 1 Response