The 15 Happiest Animals Ever—RANKED!

15. This goose, who lost something in this field but isn’t even worried about it

happy-goose HAPPINESS RATING: 2/10

14. This dog, because, zomg, look at the water

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HAPPINESS RATING: 2.5/10

(Check out her inspiring story here.)

13. These turtles, who are having what I assume is the turtle equivalent of a pizza party

turtles-eating HAPPINESS RATING: 3/10

You’d have a pizza party, too, if you had been rescued from an exotic-“pet” breeder.

12. These  bunnies, who are at what I assume is the bunny equivalent of the snack table

Peggy-Lucy HAPPINESS RATING: 3.1/10

11. This piglet, who is exactly as filthy as he wants to be

pig_5F00_electricsoda.jpg HAPPINESS RATING: 4/10

(Pigs roll in the mud to keep cool. Check out more pig facts here.)

10. This goat, who is mid-blink but still very happy

HAPPINESS RATING: 4.76/10

9.   This squirrel, who’s nutty

squirrel-nut HAPPINESS RATING: 5.6/10

8.   These donkeys, who are straight cuddlin’

HAPPINESS RATING: 6/10

7.   This bear, who likes to splash

ben-the-bear HAPPINESS RATING: 7/10

He probably never got to splash in the tiny cage that he was rescued from.

6.   These rescued hamsters, who have a li’l’ chair

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HAPPINESS RATING: 8.5/10

5.   This rescued rat, who has a “hello, kitty” drawer

Tulip Mouse Rescue HAPPINESS RATING: 8.6/10

4.   These beagles, whose ears and tongues just CAN’T BE TAMED

dogs-saved HAPPINESS RATING: 9.99999999/10

Those are “we were just rescued from an animal testing laboratory” faces.

3.   This dog, who is ROLLING JOYOUSLY IN THE SNOW

HAPPINESS RATING: 10/10

2.   THESE BABY ELEPHANTS

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ALL THESE BABY ELEPHANTS

560x376_5F00_babyele3_5F00_daniella-mitrache.jpg 560x373_5F00_babyele2_5F00_Firma.jpg HAPPINESS RATING: 132/10

(Elephants born in Ringling Bros.’ training compound didn’t make this list. Find out why.)

 1. THIS PIG—OH MY GOSH, THIS PIG!

HAPPINESS RATING: 156,205,104/10

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind