Have you found yourself caring more about animals than humans?

May 19, 2008 6:47am CST
My friends laugh when I say that in war scenes in movies, I always feel sorrier for the horse than its rider because, come on, the horse did not really want to be there, did it? But since it's an animal, it can't exactly speak up and say that it has a right to refuse involvement in the war, right? I just think that animals are innocent, not because they're all tame or domesticated because they're not, but they don't have a free will to exploit unlike humans. Everything they do, they do because it's in their nature to do or because it's what they've been trained to do.
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@uwiniwin (61)
• India
20 May 08
I dont really know.... But I have cried more often for the suffering of animals in movies..... So many friends of mine, even family sometimes have said... "u love ur dog more than u like us!"
• Philippines
21 May 08
hello there... well, i said that to a friend that she loves animals more than humans. what kind of dog do you have?
21 May 08
Animals in movies make me cry! Have you seen "Eight Below"??? I bawled like a baby! If one of my friend told me that I loved my dog more, I'd say, "And why shouldn't I?" LOL Thanks for posting!
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• Philippines
21 May 08
i love huskies...ever since i read about a pet husky in a book when i was 13...and then i saw Iron Will...since then, i have been dreaming of owning one. i saw eight below and it was very nice movies about dogs. do you like homeward bound?
@shiloh_222 (5480)
• Philippines
21 May 08
Hi peeohdee... well, those animals are surely not harmed in filming...happy mylotting...
21 May 08
Hello! I know the animals are really safe--and thank God-- but let's just say theoretically. Do horses have "stunt horses"? Hehehe...Thanks!
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• Philippines
21 May 08
hahahaha...how funny.... and if this is really true, how can they choose between the "actors" or "studs" and "stunt horses" or "workhorse"... thanks for the good zinger...:-D however, i appreciate the well-trained animals who performs in movies, they help with the plot and all that... it wouldn't be the same without them
@nova1945 (1614)
• United States
19 May 08
I have always cared deeply for animals. The offer unconditional love and loyalty without judgement or consideration of any faults or traits their humans have. My father used to say to me "If you treated people like you do animals you'd have to beat your friends off with a stick to get any privacy." They are total innocents.....pure love. People can't be trusted to not change their attitudes at the drop of hat.
21 May 08
Too true! Thanks for replying.=)
• Philippines
19 May 08
hey! i used to feel the same way about the horses thing. did you watch "i am legend?" i couldn't stop thinking about the dog there... i'm like that when it comes to animals in the movies, my friends even scolded me for caring more for the dogs on tv than for the people.
19 May 08
I haven't seen 'I Am Legend' yet, but I can see what you mean. LOL I have a friend in particular who gives me an "Are you crazy" look whenever I comment about the horses. But I'm serious, i really feel sorry for those poor animals that my heart aches when I see them get hurt for no good reason.
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