These Videos of Animals Having Fun Will End Your Speciesism

Dogs laugh, mice are ticklish, and crocodiles blow bubbles – whether you have fur, feathers, or scales, everyone needs to have a little fun.

But humans steal animals’ joy every day. Whether it’s imprisoning them in cramped cages in laboratories or on fur farms, holding them captive in zoos for entertainment, keeping them in filthy sheds to await slaughter, or taking their babies away from them – stealing animals’ joy and their right to live their own lives is wrong.

Just look how excited this fox feels about playing with a newfound toy.

“I’m sure the dog won’t mind!”

Seriously, foxes really love toys.

“I get to keep this, right?”

It turns out, raccoons love swinging.

“Wheeeeee!”

And judging by this video, bears really love hammocks.

Don’t tell them how hammocks actually work – that would spoil the fun!

Pigs are just like dogs in so many ways.

Check out these frolicking elephants enjoying a day at the swimming hole.

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Let Animals Do Their Thing

Everyone should remember never to interfere with wild animals unless they are clearly sick, hurt, orphaned, or in immediate danger. The wild animals you see in your garden aren’t trespassing – it’s their home, too.

And remember: a difference in species can never justify using other animals in the name of science, food, clothing, or entertainment or for any other reason.