Dreaming of animals being abused indicates that your own primal desires are being suppressed. You are unable to fully express an important part of who you are.
Alternatively, the dream represents your helplessness in a situation.
To dream that animals can talk represent superior knowledge. Its message is often some form of wisdom.
Alternatively, a talking animal denotes your potential to be all that you can be.
To dream that you are saving the life of an animal suggests that you are successfully acknowledging certain emotions and characteristics represented by the animal.
The dream may also stem from feelings of inadequacy or being overwhelmed.
If you are setting an animal free, then it indicates an expression and release of your own primal desires.
To see animals in your dream represent your own physical characteristic, primitive desires, and sexual nature, depending on the qualities of the particular animal.
Animals symbolize the untamed and uncivilized aspects of yourself. Thus, to dream that you are fighting with an animal signifies a hidden part of yourself that you are trying to reject and push back into your subconscious.
Refer to the specific animal in your dream. If you dream of two animals fighting, then it points to some sort of sexual tension.
To see lab animals in your dream suggest that an aspect of yourself is being repressed. You feel that you are not able to fully express your desires and emotions.
Alternatively, it suggests that you need to experiment with your fears, choices, and beliefs. Try not to limit yourself.
A dream about a baby animal is often symbolic of your own child.