Top Ten Animals Who Don't Deserve Their Bad Reputation

Some animals get a worse reputation than others, and for the wrong reasons, period. (such as from how they are portrayed in the media rather than the real facts about them) In my honest opinion, there are animals who don't deserve their bad reputation.

The Top Ten

1 Cats 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 colors and fur patterns. Contrary to popular belief, however, they are not truly domesticated. They are highly intelligent and good at problem solving.

So, there's this one guy I know, and he says he doesn't like cats because one scratched him once, and when I asked him why, he LEGITIMATELY TOLD ME, "Oh, yeah, I pulled its tail. Cats are such jerks..." and then he proceeded to laugh his head off like a freaking MORON! I wish I'd slammed his head against a table, but unfortunately, this was in school, and his mom was a teacher there, and you KNOW she's gonna back him up.

I'm okay with people disliking cats because they're allergic to them. But people who say they dislike cats because they bring bad luck or scratched them once is one of the dumbest reasons why they hate this animal. I'm a dog person and I like dogs more than cats, but I like cats as well!

Especially the black cats and Persian cats. At least you can accept the kitties the way they are, and not hate them for who they are. Cats can be as good, nice or friendly as dogs, and can be trained as well.

Just because a cat is black doesn't mean you should judge it immediately. Even if it scratches you and bites you and wants you to go away and wants to be left alone doesn't mean it's a bad luck sign. If it marks it's territory on you, then maybe you've just encountered a bad kitty.

2 American Pit Bull Terrier The American Pit Bull Terrier is a dog breed. It is a medium-sized, solidly-built, short-haired dog whose early ancestors came from the British Isles.

Humans should be nowhere near this list! They do deserve their bad reputation! They start wars, abuse and even kill innocent animals and other people. They are also the reason half of these animals get their bad reputation because they teach them to be that way. Pit bulls and huskies are definitely two of the most misunderstood dog breeds because people always come up with these stereotypes about them being evil when most of them are actually really sweet unless of course, the owners train them otherwise, but that's the owners' fault, not the dogs'!

Well, they do have a bad reputation because of illegal dog fighting, but it's usually their owners who are bad, rather than the dogs themselves. Dog fighting is horrible and if they weren't trained and used for that illegal act, then Pitbulls wouldn't have their bad rep.

Anyone who thinks or say pit bulls are devils, THEY are the devils. ARGH!

Um, This is an animal list, not a dog breed list, And also, did you mean the regular dog? - Raichu

3 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.

There is nothing scary about sharks if you stay away from the deeper part of the ocean, and even so, sharks are more interested in eating fish than humans, and due to their poor eyesight, would only mistaken a human for a sample. More people die from falling coconuts and even toilets, than they would from being bitten by sharks. (Seriously, I am not making this up! )

When humans get rid of the sharks then we'd end up having to do their job. Just like what happened with deer, we have to kill them to keep the balance of nature. Once the Sharks go and we don't do a good enough job, all of the algae will be eaten, and then goodbye oxygen, good bye life as we know it.

Did you shark haters know that the ocean DEPENDS on these beautiful creatures? They eat diseased and dead fish, cleaning up the ocean! No sharks, no sanitary ocean

They're part of the food chain. I hate how people stereotype them because of Jaws and other killer shark movies.

The guy who wrote the original Jaws novel actually regretted it and became a marine conservation advocate.

4 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 ...read more.

Ruined by the mess known as the 'furry fandom', who see them as sex objects of some kind. They aren't sexy and are great, clever animals who can adapt to the environment. They don't deserve this awful treatment the furries want to give them. Some other people don't want them bothering their chickens, or whatever animals they're farming or raising.

I'm a furry and honestly, the gross part of the fandom is disgusting. I don't see foxes as sex objects, instead I see them as beautiful animals.

Ugh,furries just won't stop ruining them...

I love Foxes. They definitely don't deserve thebad reputation, neither do Dogs.

5 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.

They're portrayed as evil, sinful creatures throughout fiction for no reason, but you know what? If it weren't for snakes, then farmers would have a rodent problem, so they can help out our environment like any other wild animal.

A lot of times, reason people hate snakes is because of religion, how their portrayed in fiction, or just because they're different from us, I find it ridiculous that so many people don't like them in someway or other or their just jumping on the bandwagon of hatred towards snakes.

Snakes are cute. I used to blindly hate them years ago, but they are beautiful creatures.

I'm also going to mention that their are overused as villains in stories

6 Crow

They're extremely smart, and yet neglected and killed!

They're beautiful, but they make annoying noises sometimes. I like them. But they're also kinda edgy... like the raven.

They're wonderful creatures!

With the possible exception of maybe the blue jay, corvids (i.e. crows, ravens) have gotten a horrible reputation because of their looks or something else, when the fact is that they can be really intelligent birds.

7 Wolf 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.

While their reputation has gotten better over the years, some people still see them as nothing more than vermin or fairy tale villains, just because of how the media sees them as.

They are overused as villains in stories.

Wolves are known as mean carnivores who eat deer and other small woodland creatures, but they are related to dogs. Dogs are man's best friend. Wolves are so super awesome they don't deserve a bad reputation

Absolutely right! People actually think wolves are dumb because they howl at the moon for no reason. But I think those people are dumb because they have put down these beautiful creatures for no reason.

8 Spider

They aren't scary. If you leave them alone, you'll be just fine.

Sometimes I get scared of them, but they are important and don't deserve all that hate.

Spiders are pretty cool,why are people so afraid of them?

This should be higher than cats! Cats hardly even have a bad reputation!

9 Anaconda Anacondas are group of large snakes of the genus Eunectes. They are large snakes found in tropical South America.

I have never seen the movie anaconda, but I read some reviews, and the movie said that they could grow to be 40 feet long, at least 15 feet longer than the average length of the snake in real life! For the record, they don't (Intentionally) regurgitate prey. After a large meal, they actually just sit and wait for the food to digest. My dad's friend saw the movie and it is the one reason she hates snakes. She is now afraid that my small corn snake will eat two cats. No animal should be hated because of a movie.

Nicki Minaj. Enough said.

Ruined by Nicki Minaj

It’s sad to see an entire species become victims of their bad reputation that idiots give them all because of a song named after them.

10 Bat

They're always seen as "monsters" by most people when the fact is that, like spiders, they eat harmful insects and aren't so bad after all. Some other bats also eat fruit.

They are so cute! I went to Mexico once and saw a few! They are cute, and be Lamborghini named

Well, they eat Mosquitos, so they really aren't so bad.

One of their cars after them

The Contenders

11 Chickens The chicken is a type of domesticated fowl, a subspecies of the red junglefowl. It is one of the most common and widespread domestic animals, with a population of more than 19 billion as of 2011.

They deserve much more than hate

12 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.

Hyenas are actually very beneficial to the ecosystem, and most of the time, they hunt 80% of their food. It is the lions that usually scavenge kills from hyenas more often than the other way around. (no offense to lion fans) I don't get why the hyena should be a bad guy species when, in reality, not all hyenas are bad.

I know that all the Disney movies that have a hyena they have them as mean and always on the bad side. they also show them ugly and don't show them using their ability I know the good guy should win but hyenas are good fighters.

It's all The Lion King's fault. 'Enough said.

Lol no its not, I actually really like the hyenas from The Lion King, I hate hyenas because of their nature

Hyenas don't deserve their hate. Hyenas are actually good parents and hunt 85% of their food.

13 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.

Often portrayed as the 'evil' counterpart to mice, and even if an original story features a mouse villain, the adaption has to change it into a rat for the sake of the dumb and ridiculous stereotypes. (i.e. The Mouse King was changed to 'The Rat King' in some versions of The Nutcracker story) In fact, rats can actually be intelligent, adaptable and are one of the few animals capable of showing emotion.

They don't carry the plague! It was the fleas all along. My friend has 3 pet rats and they are really cute.

Whoever says they're dirty, gross, evil or anything else negative, has obviously never owned a pet rat.

Rats are actually very affectionate and I can't see why people are scared of them.

14 Dog The domestic dog is a wolf-like canid in the genus Canis, and is the most widely abundant terrestrial carnivore.

"So, anyone who loves dogs is an enemy of other animals, wildlife and the environment, plus, anyone who loves a dog is just as filthy as the worthless POS dog! "

Yes I've seen someone say that before. Dumb ass. Putting down people for liking what she hates.

Well, some dogs can be more dangerous than others...

I'm not a dog person or a cat person. I'm pretty much an animal person. I love cats, dogs, iguanas, goldfish, all animals. Dogs and cats are so cute and friendly. I don't like how cat people are mean to dogs and dog people are mean to cats.

Dogs shouldn't be on this list. I asked my babysitter what would she think of dogs if she survived a rabid dog, she said she would still like the killer drones. What

That only shows how much smarter your babysitter is than you. The fact that you think something one dog does automatically gives you the right to discriminate and put stereotypes the entire species that could escalate as far as to getting them killed is appalling to say the least.

15 Grizzly Bear The grizzly bear less commonly called the silvertip bear, is any North American morphological form or subspecies of brown bear.

Hate bears

16 Cobra
17 Dingo The dingo is a wild dog found in Australia. Its exact ancestry is debated, but dingoes are generally believed to be descended from semi-domesticated dogs from East or South Asia, which returned to a wild lifestyle when introduced by Aborigines into Australia.

They do not and I mean not babys in fact there pup are cute

Ok. I don’t know why people think dingoes are dumb. They don’t really seem like it. 😂 lol why?

18 Mice 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.
19 Coyote

Not too different from that of wolves or foxes. However, unlike wolves and foxes, coyotes are still hated and seen as a threat by most people, today. If you can protect your pets or children from coyotes by keeping them away from danger, then you would have no problem.

I'm sorry about the golf course behind your house and such. If you protect your pets, other family members, or such from coyotes, then they won't bother you. Heck, a large or powerful guard dog can tear a coyote apart, and even horses can kick or stomp a coyote if it gets too close to them, so not all pets or domestic animals are vulnerable to the coyote threat.

I see why they are in this list but I kill coyotes because I like ti keep my cow herd safe so I kill all of them I can but if they didn't kill livestock I wouldn't kill them (as much)

Coyotes aren't as bad as people make them out to be. As long as you keep an eye on small pets and kids, you'll be fine.

20 Bobcat The bobcat is a North American cat that appeared during the Irvingtonian stage of around 1.8 million years ago.

Bubsy haters. Enough said.

Not to mention people dislike bobcats just because they eat 'CUTE FLUFFY WIDDLE BUNNIE RABBITZ', when they only do it to eat food and survive. Geez, people. Let animals be animals for once.

Dammit Bubsy! Plus people hate them for eating "CUTE FWUFFY WIDDLE INNOCENT ANIMALS". That's nature, people.

Ruined by Bubsy!

21 Polar Bear The polar bear is a carnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses.

Often seen as being scary to some, but they're endangered animals so shooting one for fun is not right.

If there were no bears I would be upset and if I'm upset then my friends are upset and then it will lead to stress and stress leads to frustration and frustration leads to anger, anger leads to fighting and fighting leads to more anger and more anger leads to war and war causes separation and that = the end of earth

Polar bears aren't scary at all. They are super adorable and only hunt for food. You should actually feel pity for them because they may die out from global warming. (Shame on you! )

Exactly! No animal should die from global warming! Conservation needs all the support it can get to keep animals alive.

22 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.

Often negatively stereotyped with the word "pig" being an insult to people who eat a lot, but what you don't know is that pigs can actually be very intelligent, and the only reason they roll in the mud is to keep themselves cool, since they have no sweat.

Pigs are adorable! I mean when someone calls you that (like my brother cause I'm eating a lot but I like eating) just ignore them. It means that you are smart and on the plus side you don't get turned into bacon (no offense pigs) My birthday is coming up so I want a pig so I'm excited

We have like 12 pig they are like odd dogs to me, my sister had a mini potbellied pig it died at age 5

I love pigs, if you call someone a "pig" it should be a compliment telling you that you are very smart and cute

23 Eagle Eagle is a common name for many large birds of prey of the family Accipitridae; it belongs to several groups of genera that are not necessarily closely related to each other. Eagles are also one of America's national symbols.

Stupid, scummy Anti-American people are to blame.

The National Bird of the US is a great animal and deserves a good rep, not a bad one.

They're amazing animals, I don't get why they have a bad reputation.

How do they get a bad reputation? THEY'RE THE SYMBOL OF THE U.S. FOR GOD'S SAKE! Not trying to be mean to Eagles. They're amazing animals. Just saying how to they get a bad rep.

How do they have a bad reputation?

24 Coydog

They have a terrible reputation!

They need a better reputation.

25 Leopard The leopard is one of the five "big cats" in the genus Panthera. It is one of the most adaptable and the most widespread big cat; it's secrets being:well camouflaged fur; its opportunistic hunting behaviour, broad diet, and strength to move heavy carcasses into trees; its ability to adapt to various ...read more.

Some species are endangered, people. Give the poor leopards a chance.

Pixolt, you are seriously messed up on so many levels. They're animals, they need to eat just like us and you say they need to die. At least they don't post cringy minecraft videos like you. Hate me I don't care.

Why do people hate them? They're endangered, give them a chance.

Pixtol deactivated his account. Thank God.

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