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I Think Horse Racing Is Animal Abuse

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 54 People

    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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    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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    Animal abuse is just awful. People who abuse animals usually do it just because they can. They kill and torture animals (and sometimes other people!) just because they feel that...
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 4

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    I absolutely hate animal abuse. Animals cannot defend themselves and are just so innocent. My current dog, Rocky, was an abused animal. He showed up to my house beaten and very...
    Jocy007 Jocy007 18-21, F Nov 18

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    God!.. I hate animal abusers! pets and wild animals! dogs, cats and etc. although I am against cats I don't want them hurt!
    shadowhunter221 shadowhunter221 13-15, M 2 Responses Oct 31

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    Horses are such elegant and beautiful animals, and I love to see them run and compete. But even more charming is the mix of people on the race ground, young and old, rich and poor...
    Germanmom Germanmom 51-55, F Nov 11

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    Animals can't call for help, if you hurt an animal, you hurt a helpless living thing that once thought you were pure love. But now it knows that you are nothing but evil, with...
    PieBombs PieBombs 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    My mom took in this cat. Her name is smokey. When she was born smokey was abused. Whenever she did something bad like pee the floor she would get pick up and thrown across the room...
    AngelPets101 AngelPets101 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    "The least we can do is speak for those who cannot speak for themselves." I honestly cannot stand those who abuse animals. If I were to ever witness it, oh my goshhh...I'd probably...
    Itsnickijae Itsnickijae 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 3

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    Animals can't tell their opinion and they don't intentionally harm you. The only way you can see their fear is when you take a look in their eyes when you're harming them. People...
    LindavdB LindavdB 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    My first dog was, basically, killed by my sister-in-laws boyfriend. I still miss her so much and the scream of her pain still echoes in my head. I was downstairs at the time. My...
    dreshany dreshany 41-45, F 7 Responses Nov 4

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    i mean seriously why would people do that unless their psychos and need to be tackled :( damn. it just kills me whenever i see a kitten or a doggy or any other animal getting...
    ahlambensaga ahlambensaga 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 4

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    I can't stand it. As Gandhi used to say: "Any society can be judged by the way they treat their animals". It's proven, anyone capable of hurting an animal is potentially capable of...
    yary27 yary27 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    I hate the month of October for one reason. That reason being people will kill pets and animals during most of the month. I'm recently out of state, visiting. But I get a call...
    iiSnarkySharky iiSnarkySharky 18-21, F Oct 30

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    My mother has this friend who has a dog. The dog is very protective. If anyone will argue on his master the dog gets wild. Everybody hated the dog. One day when she was gone...
    Ranran123 Ranran123 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    Different parts of my city are floaded, because of the excessive storms and bad politics. The thing is i went to help to this neighborhoods and the amount of dead dogs were huge...
    robinLigure robinLigure 22-25, F Nov 3

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    I just think people are idiots and are declining as the dominant and intelligent species...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 4

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    There was a cat that kept coming to our door and we were going to take him in. We went and got litter and food but the cat never came back to our building. I asked my dad to take...
    AngelPets101 AngelPets101 13-15, F Oct 29

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    This is against nature,I agree with locking this people.Unacceptable.
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    Maybe if they got pepto or something they wouldn't be sick...
    AlwaysAnonnymous AlwaysAnonnymous 13-15, M Nov 4

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    I am so disturbed that sick people walk among us..I wanna know what kind of piece of sh*t of a person would cut off 2 puppies tails and then leave them to suffocate and bleed to...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Iam looking for girks to obey me nooo fake no lie
    lesbian2015 lesbian2015 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    I think there should be more harsher penalties for any kind of animal abuse regardless. I would say animals should be treated like living persons with rights. If you can't stick...
    ultraterrestrial ultraterrestrial 26-30, F 8 Responses Oct 31

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    I can't stand seeing a SINGLE scratch on a cat or a dog or a any being stepped on. Any type of cruelty is disgusting, but people can fight back much easily. No, let's make this...
    RelaxItsJustANightmare RelaxItsJustANightmare 13-15, F 5 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I wish I could go for a ride on a horse. I've wanted to since I was about 12 years old. I longed it for back then, but after a year or two the feeling went away. I still...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I hate animal abusers of all kinds. It really makes me mad seeing a dog chained up outside with little interaction with their owner. My neighbor has 2 dogs and they 're always...
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 4

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    Animal abusers should get the same kind of treatment they dish out but 100x worse! You people make me SICK and is the reason I love animals more than I do humans! ROT IN HELL YOU...
    texan75 texan75 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 28

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    It sick how many Europe countries started to legalise worst of animal abuse just "in the name of tolerance" I hope that protests and petitions will be enough to make some changes...
    MechovPunx MechovPunx 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I think I was an abused child. Growing up (4-8) my mom would get angry over the littlest things like me forgetting to put my shoes in the closet or missing the garbage when I put...
    salemwinters salemwinters 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 16

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    I don't read gossip magazines. If I read any magazines it's always about science. Though science has a big variation of subjects, I like science about nature and animals. Because I...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    he is the best race driver ever born...... just look at his stats... and the skills ..... i think he is one of the best ever
    adrai19966 adrai19966 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    It started when I was 11 yo. Today it has become a normal thing to do at home and I´m sort of chill with it... When it happens it feels good... but if I think about it by my self...
    Patman96 Patman96 18-21, M 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Sexual abuse ( Rape ) is a terrible thing done by people ( not necessarily terrible people ) but by people who are really messed up in the head. It has scarred me for life I'm not...
    RyRyOfAwesomness RyRyOfAwesomness 13-15, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    well i'm not really huge, more like average but I do like animals a lot. dogs and I seem to understand each other and larger animals such as horses seem to approve of me too. my...
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 26

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    I'll never understand how some people can be so cruel to animals. The golden rule should apply for all living things.
    Alphadog42 Alphadog42 31-35, M 16 hrs ago

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    Just because humans dominate pets, gives them NO reason to be harsh to animals.
    VinceOfOhio VinceOfOhio 16-17 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    The Lone Goose Some of you may know geese bond in pairs. A goose showed up on my property almost a week ago. I took a picture, wondered why it was alone, but didn't think much...
    st4rshine st4rshine 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 14

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    It’s safe to say the natural world and all its inhabitants are one of the greatest sources of inspiration for the budding artist, no matter their calling: visual, poetry...
    morea morea 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Granted I would save a child before ill save an animal, I don't always agree with everything P.E.TA does; Especially the idea of shoving vegetarian and vegarian down people throats...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    I despise anyone who will hurt an animal. My horse came from an abusive home before, and it took us a long time to bond because he was too afraid to trust anyone. I love him more...
    chocolatecurlz chocolatecurlz 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 15

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    Heak I would keep my cats a dogs in side my house and me out side just to make sure they are warm and happy, I would do any thing for them, and some people not all but some abuse...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 days ago

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    Heak I would keep my cats a dogs in side my house and me out side just to make sure they are warm and happy, I would do any thing for them, and some people not all but some abuse...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 4 days ago

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    2 summers ago I started working after school and summer and weekends. I love horses and working w my uncle at the family's stables was the best. We have 3 stallions nd 7 mares and...
    Rach2mypals Rach2mypals 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 28