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 Animals Who Don't Deserve Their Bad Reputation

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.

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!

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.

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.

Whoever say that cats aren't loyal and don't love you most likely never had a cat, I don't know why cats get hate on how they " attack you " Ya, some cats do most likely ones that aren't treated right, but once again dogs attack you too, I see people " I hate cats they attack me blah blah I love dogs " yet there are dogs attack it just depends on how you raise your cat, raise it right then it's gonna be nice.

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.

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

Sad how they were bred to be vicious, cause sometimes you'll come across a nice one, but still. - Hanjax70

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'!

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! )

They're part of the food chain. I hate how people stereotype them because of Jaws and other killer shark movies. - Hanjax70

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

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 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. - Hanjax70

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

Foxes are beautiful animals, I hate how Australia banned them.

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.

Snakes are cute. I used to blindly hate them years ago, but they are beautiful creatures. - Hanjax70

They aren't as vicious as you think. Also, snakes are my favourite reptile

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. - GentleTrouter

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 Spider

Sometimes I get scared of them, but they are important and don't deserve all that hate. - Hanjax70

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

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

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

8 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.

Ruined by wolfaboos... They worship wolves to the point they'll flip on anyone who doesn't share the same opinion about wolves to them. I love wolves, but boy I was a wolfaboo once and I regret my actions. In fact there's people who think anyone who loves wolves is a wolfaboo. I love wolves, but I know they're not perfect. They are still beautiful creatures, though. - Hanjax70

They are overused as villains in stories. - SamuiNeko

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

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. - SharkLover12

Nicki Minaj. Enough said. - LedgerDraven

Ruined by Nicki Minaj - RoseWeasley

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. - 3DG20

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. - InfinateSuperstorm

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

Why LOL. Is is because of that trashy group PETA that makes them look bad? Don't listen to that extremist group. - Vancedapurpleguy

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. - HyenaLover

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. - Hanjax70

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. - SharkLover12

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

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. - 3DG20

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) - bryton

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. - WildDogGirl

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

Dammit Bubsy! Plus people hate them for eating "CUTE FWUFFY WIDDLE INNOCENT ANIMALS". That's nature, people. - Hanjax70

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.

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. - Hanjax70

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? - Vancedapurpleguy

24 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 more.

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

Why do people hate them? They're endangered, give them a chance. - Hanjax70

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.

Pixtol deactivated his account. Thank God.

25 Coydog

They have a terrible reputation!

They need a better reputation. - Vancedapurpleguy

26 Tiger The tiger is the largest cat species, most recognizable for their pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside.

Like polar bears, they're also endangered, so I would not hunt one if I were you. They have gotten such a bad reputation because people think they're scary or they're a threat to their livestock or whatnot. And don't get me started on how cruel people inbreed tigers together for the sake of their fur color and for money. (Inbreeding and incest are not acceptable and should be banned. Period.)

They are beautiful animals. I remember reading a story on reddit where some kid at a zoo tried to pet a tiger and got bitten by the tiger instead, and the mother started complaining, saying that it should be put down because she expected it to act like an overgrown house cat. It's a wild animal, just because it's captive doesn't mean it won't be vicious. It's sad how people will inbreed tigers just for the sake of producing white tigers because of how they look. Sure, white tigers look beautiful too, but still. They're also endangered. - Hanjax70

That reddit story is yet another example of clueless soccer parents who have no grip on reality. - LedgerDraven

Love tigers. They are adorable animals despite being the largest cats. - SharkLover12

Why do you pixtol hate animals so much?!

27 Brown Bear

Why do Brown Bears even have a bad reputation? They are fun and they won't attack unless you attack them or unless you run away. If you know how to deal with the sight of a Bear, you will be just fine. If you don't, that's not the Bear's fault. That's your fault.

They are big fuzzy huggers (do not hug them)

If bears go extinct, then the ecosystem might shatter and it could be bad for a lot of other animals. Also, why do you hope bears go extinct? They need to eat other animals to survive. Yes they can eat just plants you're thinking, but bears need protein too, and when there's little plants to eat, they'll kill other animals. Also, you do realize pandas are bears, right? So if you like pandas but you say that ALL bears suck and they should go extinct, then you're are a hypocrite. Like a BIG hypocrite. Ok, end of discussion.

All bears suck, I hope they go extinct

28 Human Humans are not exactly wild animals, but they are not domesticated either. Humans are proven to be the most intelligent species of animals on Earth. Humans' colours vary from almost pepper black to milky white.

No, we do deserve it. We start wars, create terrorist groups, kill other people/animals for our own pleasure, and we are the ones that put the bad reputations on all of these animals in the first place. - 3DG20

We created PETA. How bad can we get?

We created PETA, which kills 98% of the animals they "rescue". Not to mention, most of the animals in their "shelter" are perfectly adoptable! PETA sucks! - SpyNaps

Deadly disease and other issues with the same thing over and over again that humans make could kill other people

29 White Lion

What I didn't know this existed I have now seen it all - HelloImDeadInside

There is nothing to say about white lions

I love this - bryton

Very Rare

30 Vulture

I cannot believe that The Lion Guard made a vulture a bad guy alongside a hyena clan... Drats... Now that's another reason to have a dislike to the TLK franchise. Well, anyway, why would they have to be bad animals when they do a ' good job of scavenging the meat left by other animals? Even an issue of National Geographic said that vultures are vital, and not vile.

Vultures help the ecosystem as well. Helping clean the earth by eating decomposing carcasses. - Hanjax70

Yes! The lion guard ruins so many animals. Vultures are amazing animals that clean up the Earth and help the environment. - SharkLover12

Vultures suck!

31 Gorilla Gorillas are ground-dwelling, predominantly herbivorous apes that inhabit the forests of central Sub-Saharan Africa.

Gorillas are often known as territorial, aggressive creatures, so panic set in at the Jersey Zoo in the U.K. when a 5-year-old fell four meters into the gorilla enclosure. The leader of the gorilla zoo population, Yangbo, immediately went to the boy’s side and protected him from the others, shielding him until help came. This is not the behavior of a blood-thirsty ape, if you ask me.

Get bad reputation, becauce of Harambe.
It's a good animal, but ruilned by memes

32 Siberian Husky The Siberian Husky is a medium size, dense-coat working dog breed that originated in north-eastern Siberia.

They don't deserve their bad reputation. I have a husky and he is a reaalllyyy good dog.

Wait who thought huskies were bad? - HelloImDeadInside

They're cute. - Vancedapurpleguy

My older cousin Omar owns a Siberian Husky named T-Bone, and he is by far one of the sweetest dogs I’ve met. - IceFoxPlayz

33 Jackal

Like hyenas, they're mistaken as scavengers and also don't deserve their bad reputation.

Jackals are so cute! They are just another misunderstood carnivore that the lion guard HAD to ruin. - SharkLover12

Just another adorable predator that the lion guard HAD to hate on. - SharkLover12

Pixtol I hope you die you disgusting being!

34 Grasshoppers

They are benign, benificial to the enviroment
some people say they r creepy

35 Panda Ant The Mutillidae are a family of more than 3,000 species of wasps whose wingless females resemble large, hairy ants.

Woah this exists - HelloImDeadInside

36 Akita

How do they ave a bad reputation? - IceFoxPlayz

What who thought this bad dog? - HelloImDeadInside

They have a bad reputation? - Vancedapurpleguy

They remind me of Shibas. - LedgerDraven

37 Blobfish The blobfish is a deep sea fish of the family Psychrolutidae. It inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of mainland Australia and Tasmania, as well as the waters of New Zealand.

They don't look "ugly" underwater. It's just people that take them OUT of the water. - Vancedapurpleguy

People think they're ugly, when the fact is that it's just a deep sea creature with acid-like skin that eats crustaceans. They're also an endangered species.

You looking very sexy there blobfish - HelloImDeadInside

So kawaii! - RoseWeasley

38 Raven

I have to agree that the raven doesn't deserve it's bad rep. They're very intelligent birds.

Ravens suck and I don't give a crap if they're smart (they're stupid). They kill a lot of newborn lambs by pecking their eyes out when they're born

There not intelligent cause I find more dead Ravens than any other bird

39 White Tiger
40 Rottweiler The Rottweiler is a breed of domestic dog, regarded as medium-to-large or large.The dogs were known in German as Rottweiler Metzgerhund, meaning Rottweil butchers' dogs, because one of their uses was to herd livestock and pull carts laden with butchered meat to market.

I like rottweilers - bryton

41 Aye-aye The aye-aye is a lemur, a strepsirrhine primate native to Madagascar that combines rodent-like teeth that perpetually grow and a special thin middle finger.

. people kill this at first sight.

42 Rabbit Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha, found in several parts of the world.
43 Weasel

How are CATS on here and not Weasels?

44 Skink

That show, the lion guard, made skinks evil too! Why skinks!? They are generally small, omnivorous lizards whose best defense is to run away or to pretend to be scary. The lion guard made so many amazing animals evil. The protagonists starve and chase the other animals. Why would they make skinks evil? (Not really skink related, but has anybody noticed that literally every reptile on that show is an antagonist.) - SharkLover12

Why are skinks even considered a threat to a lion? That show just makes no sense. - InfinateSuperstorm

45 African Harrier-Hawk

Thanks to that awful Lion Guard show having one as an antagonist in one episode (Mpishi), I'm afraid that African harrier hawks might get a bad reputation because of this. Hawks, including the African harrier-hawk, are pretty cool birds, actually. In real-life, the African harrier-hawks mostly prey on feral pigeons (whom most people find as pests who fly around making droppings in the city), yet TLG would still portray one as an antagonist.

What's with that awful show demonizing so many good (and helpful to the environment) animals? Not only it makes them into antagonists, but they're forced to starve for no reason, thanks to the shows' protagonists who won't let them hunt, eat or enter their land to find food.

46 Hawk Hawks are a group of medium-sized diurnal birds of prey of the family Accipitridae which are widely distributed and varying greatly in size.

Hawks are awesome! They don't deserve hate! - SharkLover12

They need to eat too. - Hanjax70

47 Octopus The octopus is a cephalopod mollusc of the order Octopoda. It has two eyes and four pairs of arms and, like other cephalopods, it is bilaterally symmetric. It has a beak, with its mouth at the center point of the arms.
48 Tree Kangaroo
49 Naked Mole Rat The naked mole-rat, also known as the sand puppy, is a burrowing rodent native to parts of East Africa. It is closely related to the blesmols and is the only species in the genus Heterocephalus of the family Heterocephalidae.
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