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 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 colours and fur patterns. Contrary to popular belief, however, they are not truly domesticated.

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.

I hate people that think cats are lazy they sleep when your up and are up when you sleep and they hunt a lot and dude have you seen them run and jump they are so fast

Especially black cats. 2 of my 4 cats are black. They’re good luck. Not bad! - Hermione_Granger220

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2 Wolf 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. - 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

Let's not forget that domestic dogs share a common ancestor with wolves; the Taiymir, an extinct wolf species that lived thousands of years ago. So yes, your dog might be a wolf.

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3 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 ...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.

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

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

Furries ruined them with their obscure porn, but in reality, they're cute. - RaccoonCartoon

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4 American Pit Bull Terrier 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.

Someone explain how breed specific legislation is not discrimination... Please? When do people realize that it is not a dogs fault for being forced to fight to the death? Tortured if not obedient... Just look what happened to the dogs under Michael Vick. We cannot hold dogs accountable for our actions. Period. Even Pitbulls bred to hunt are not human aggressive, they're animal aggressive in order to hunt. These are easily THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD ANIMAL IN THE ENTIRE PLANET.

These poor dogs are always being abused.. - RaccoonCartoon

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5 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.

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.

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

Shenzi, Banzai and Ed ruined this species' reputation.

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6 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.

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

Sharks are good. They do lots of environmentally friendly things every day, but they are endangered thanks to us. Believe it or not, sharks are not trying to harm humans. They might think you look like a turtle if you're surfing, and the shark might be asleep anyway if it approaches, sharks sleep just like they're awake, like most sea creatures. - RaccoonCartoon

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7 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.

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. - GentleTrouter

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

It's just a dumb stereotype that snakes are evil. Most of the time, they're scared of humans and slither away unless you get close and threaten them. - RaccoonCartoon

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8 Human Human Humans are not exactly wild animals, but not domesticated, either. Proven to be the most intelligent species of animals on Earth. Humans' colours vary from almost pepper black to milky white. Builders of the global civilization.

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

We created PETA. How bad can we get?

Humans are terrible

So true

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9 Spider Spider

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

They may look scary, but spiders don't bite. Unless threatened. If they bite, the poison is not that deadly, but to make sure, go to a doctor. But I ain't scared of spiders. I love them sooo much killing them makes me get angry of the killer

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10 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.

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.

Rats are smart animals, why else are they TESTED on all the time? They can also show emotion, and, to top it all off, they're just plain cute. If people love hamsters, why not rats? - RaccoonCartoon

Let's not forget that Chuck E. Cheese was originally a rat, then was changed into a mouse for cliche reasons.

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The Newcomers

? Blobfish Blobfish A Blobfish is a pink, slimy looking sea creature that lives off the coast of New Zealand. Much like chickens, it sits on its eggs to warm them. They are critically endangered.

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.

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The Contenders

11 Polar Bear 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! )

Polar bears suck

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12 Coyote 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.

No. The golf course behind my house has a coyote problem. They kill people's pets and tried to kill one of my dogs twice. They also crap everywhere and howl extremely loud at midnight. - Mai_sentry

Just like those stupid wolves, foxes and jackals. I dispise them! They're useless crap.

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13 Crow

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

Crows are smart, and can be trained to talk like parrots. - RaccoonCartoon

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

I AGREE

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14 Tiger 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.)

Why do you pixtol hate animals so much?!

Hate tigers

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

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

Dogs are angels people I have 6 siblings, and still have 4 dogs a pitbull male named Bear, Lab-Mini boxer-Norfolk terrier-collie mixed named Sunny, femalePekingese mixed named Maxie, and a lab shepherd mixed puppy that's 9 weeks old named Rebel. Remember don't breed nor buy when shelter animals die.

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

Hate some dogs

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16 Brown Bear 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)

All bears suck, I hope they go extinct

17 Leopard 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.

Pixtol deactivated his account. Thank God.

18 White Lion White Lion

Such a pretty creature. - RaccoonCartoon

There is nothing to say about white lions

Very Rare

19 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 suck!

20 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.

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 smart, they can solve puzzles, and go through mazes successfully, which is something that not even some humans can do. Pig should not be used as an insult. - RaccoonCartoon

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

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