Top Ten Animals that Get Way Too Much Hate

These overhated animals don't deserve the hate they get!

This list is a collaboration between me and LightningBlade

The Top Ten

1 Cat Cat The "House Cat", also known as the Domestic Cat or the Feral Cat, is a small feline, a good hunter, and comes in a variety of colours and fur patterns. Contrary to popular belief, however, they are not truly domesticated.

The black cats and Persian cats are especially misunderstood. I cannot stand the hate, as cats (of any breed or color) can be as good and well trained as a dog or anything else.


2 Bat Bat Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera whose forelimbs form webbed wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight.

If it wasn't for them, then the planet would be swarmed with insects. - IcetailofWishClan

3 Vulture

They are helpful scavengers, yet mistaken as mean animals by many who don't do their research on animals.

They eliminate diseases

Most people hate them although they're just helpful scavangers - GriffinDoge

4 Fox Fox Foxes are small to medium sized animals and belong to the Canidae family along with other animals such as jackals, wolves, and domestic dogs. There are 37 species of fox but only 12 are considered true Vulpes. A foxes main prey are birds, fish, berries, insects, and rabbits. Some of the best known species more.

Poor foxes are often hated by chicken farmers/owners and objectified by the furry fandom. They deserve better than to be treated horribly like that.

5 Snake Snake Snakes are elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes that can be distinguished from legless lizards by their lack of eyelids and external ears. About 600 species are venomous, some of which can be fatal to humans if no medical help is sought.
6 Spider Spider

I'm sorry but after having a brown recluse drop off of the ceiling onto my face I will never see a spider and let it live unless it is outside my house

Spiders are pretty cool and 8 legs isn't as much when being compared to a millipede or centipede. I would avoid them just so I would not get bitten. - Gabriola

We're not citing them as one of the most dangerous things in the world. It's just that we're pussies and we're scared of them. - Mcgillacuddy

Not to mention that so many people are afraid of spiders when not all of them are dangerous...

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7 Shark Shark Sharks are a group of fish characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton, five to seven gill slits on the sides of the head, and pectoral fins that are not fused to the head. Sharks have been around before the earth's first dinosaurs and even the earth's first trees.

They are not that bad. If anything, you are more likely to get killed by cows, deer, washing machines, and even a toilet than by a shark, and seriously I'm not making this up.

We all know that if anyone had a shark coming at them they would be scared stiff

8 Hyena Hyena Hyenas or hyaenas are any feliform carnivoran mammals of the family Hyaenidae /haɪˈɛnᵻdiː/. With only four extant species, it is the fifth-smallest biological family in the Carnivora, and one of the smallest in the class Mammalia.

It's the Lion King's fault that this animal suffered a bad reputation through it's awful characters. The animal does not deserve the role of henchmen or evil trio. Spotted hyenas live in clans, not in trios. TLK is a very bad movie and franchise that is a bad influence on peoples' perspectives on animals, thus the franchise deserves a boycott. Disrespect my opinion all you want but you'll never stop me from telling the truth.

They don't deserve their bad reputation, especially since many scientists have studied these animals and see them as who they really are.

9 Crows

Corvids get such a bad rap just because of their looks or something, when they're intelligent birds.

10 Wasp

It's a pretty cool animal. Not all of them are extremely aggresive and if you encounter one, all you need to do is NOT disturb it and you're all good - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

They won't bother you if you leave it alone - Mcgillacuddy

The Contenders

11 Centipede Centipede Centipedes are arthropods belonging to the class Chilopoda of the subphylum Myriapoda. They are mainly carnivorous and they prey apron insects, spiders, small birds and rodents, and even other centipedes.

They're pretty cool. All you need to do is to stay out of their way and not touch one, and you will be fine.

12 Scorpion

Strong, magneficent animal. Same thing as spiders and snakes and other animals here. Don't disturb them then won't get attacked - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

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13 Pig Pig A pig is any of the animals in the genus Sus, within the Suidae family of even-toed ungulates. Pigs include the domestic pig and its ancestor, the common Eurasian wild boar, along with other species; related creatures outside the genus include the peccary, the babirusa, and the warthog.

Yes! If it weren't for farm animals existing, then there would be no food.

14 Coyote

Seen as vermin, pests, and killers of pets/livestocks when they are no different from wolves. Protect your pets, livestock, children and everyone else and you will be fine. Plus, a large, fierce and protective guard dog such as a rottweiler would probably tear a coyote apart into bits. Thus, coyotes aren't as bad or evil as most think and don't deserve their bad rap.

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15 Rat Rat Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed rodents of the superfamily Muroidea. "True rats" are members of the genus Rattus, the most important of which to humans are the black rat, Rattus rattus, and the brown rat, Rattus norvegicus.

Agreed so much. It was the fleas that caused the "plague", not rats. They are also capable of emotion.

16 Jackals Jackals The jackal is a small omnivorous mammal of the genus Canis, which also includes the wolf and dog. While the word "jackal" has historically been used for many small canids, in modern use it most commonly refers to three species: the closely related black-backed jackal and side-striped jackal of sub-Saharan more.

Mistaken as cowards when they actually are brave when hunting their prey or scavenging a carcass.

They are immune to snake venom

17 Mouse Mouse A mouse is a small rodent characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, a body-length scaly tail and a high breeding rate. The best known mouse species is the common house mouse. It is also a popular pet.
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19 Wolves Wolves Often in/from packs, Wolves are carnivorous Canines that come in various colours and breeds, and have evolved to Dogs. Some breeds of Wolves are, like Dogs, domesticated, to become a Working Dog.

People hate them for being a threat to livestock, portrayed as fairy tale antagonists all the time, or because they think they're "overrated". In reality, they are fascinating animals, and if it weren't for wolves, then the domestic dog would never existed. (dogs are domesticated descendants of the wolf, by the way)

20 Praying Mantis

Most peeps think insects are disgusting, but I don't. Some are dangerous than others but the same can be said for any animal; vertebrate and invertebrate. The praying mantis is an example of many cool bugs.

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