bigcatawareness:

findingoysters:

October 2012: Hello little friend 😁. #travel #vacation #thailand #kanchanaburi #tigertemple #tigerswww.findingoysters.wordpress.com

Sigh.  The more pictures I see of this place, the more drugged out and lethargic the animals look.  But hey I would look like that too if I had to be chained to the ground for hours.  Please do not support Tiger Temple or encourage others to.  Their cruelty and lack of concern for animal welfare has been exposed again and again.  As with any place, especially Southeast Asia, do your research when visiting any attractions that involve animals, and sometimes even people for that matter.  Cruelty has many disguises and the people who do it have many ways of dressing it up to look like a great experience.  It is the responsibility of any tourist to do their research and be certain their travels are responsible, eco friendly, and leave/perpetuate no lasting harms.

bigcatawareness:

findingoysters:

October 2012: Hello little friend 😁. #travel #vacation #thailand #kanchanaburi #tigertemple #tigers
www.findingoysters.wordpress.com

Sigh.  The more pictures I see of this place, the more drugged out and lethargic the animals look.  But hey I would look like that too if I had to be chained to the ground for hours.  Please do not support Tiger Temple or encourage others to.  Their cruelty and lack of concern for animal welfare has been exposed again and again.  As with any place, especially Southeast Asia, do your research when visiting any attractions that involve animals, and sometimes even people for that matter.  Cruelty has many disguises and the people who do it have many ways of dressing it up to look like a great experience.  It is the responsibility of any tourist to do their research and be certain their travels are responsible, eco friendly, and leave/perpetuate no lasting harms.

debbie-thornberry:

⚠️ These beautiful dogs need a home! If they are not adopted within a week, they will be put down 💔 | See @boochaces for more info

This is from my personal instagram, please help/share! These dogs are in the NJ area but can be sent within 200 miles for FREE.

debbie-thornberry:

⚠️ These beautiful dogs need a home! If they are not adopted within a week, they will be put down 💔 | See @boochaces for more info

This is from my personal instagram, please help/share! These dogs are in the NJ area but can be sent within 200 miles for FREE.

krystamartini:

This was too witty not to share!

krystamartini:

This was too witty not to share!

theveganmothership:

We are pleased to hear that following the introduction of its bullfighting ban last year, Barcelona City Hall now plans to prohibit the use of animals to represent any aspect of bullfighting. The new legislation seeks to cover performances, films and adverts etc, with approval only being given for animal use if it can be shown that their use would not be detrimental to the animal/s. We hope other Spanish cities will follow suit!

theveganmothership:

We are pleased to hear that following the introduction of its bullfighting ban last year, Barcelona City Hall now plans to prohibit the use of animals to represent any aspect of bullfighting. The new legislation seeks to cover performances, films and adverts etc, with approval only being given for animal use if it can be shown that their use would not be detrimental to the animal/s. We hope other Spanish cities will follow suit!

adoptpets:

From ‘aggressive and controlling’ to ‘a little cuddle bug’: Touching photographs reveal the unbreakable bond between rescued animals and their (very patient) owners

A touching new photo series highlights the happiness and companionship that rescue animals, despite their introverted or aggressive temperaments, can bring to people.

Idaho-based photographer Theron Humphrey, 30, spent a year traveling around America’s 50 states talking to pet owners about how their adopted dogs, cats, horses, bunnies and even birds have had a positive impact.

While many of the critters were picked up at shelters, some were also found in the wild or via the internet on sites such as Craigslist.

Albert Lewis from Reno, Nevada, explained that his two pooches plucked from the pound, Indie and Comet, ‘definitely fulfill me’, adding: ‘I don’t know what it would be like without them or another animal in my life. I really connect with them, I care for them tremendously and I feel they give you that back in return.’

However, he highlighted while being interviewed by Mr Humphrey, that there is also a lot of work involved when rearing a rescue pet.

'I do think you need to be educated on that,' he said. 'Be prepared that it's not all easy days and there's going to be a lot of hard training.

'You never know where the animals came from or what their experiences were and you have to be very, very patient with them.'

Indeed, he says his dogs were quite hostile to begin with but now they are very loving and affectionate.

'[Indie] was very aggressive and controlling. Now she's a little cuddle bug. I'll whisper her name and she'll come and jump in my lap and come cuddle with me.'

Like Mr Lewis, Krissy from Rhode Island pointed out that adopted animals ‘definitely make the best pets.’

She continued: ‘It’s like they know what you’ve saved them from. Two of the three dogs I’ve had - both pound puppies - were so lovable and so grateful.’

Mr Humphrey said that he wanted to capture rescue animals in a new way because traditional adverts often depict them as ‘sad.’

'I don't want to see sad dogs in sad cages with sad music playing in the background,' he told The Huffington Post.

‘Shelter dogs aren’t second-rate animals, so why depict them in that way?’

He titled his picture project Why We Rescue and launched an interactive website so that fans could track where he was on his journey.

Along with photographing each participant, Mr Humphrey also conducted audio interviews with them.

During the one-on-one sessions he asked the pet owners to talk about where they were born and raised, what their parents did when they grew up as well as when animals first came into their lives.

Mr Humphrey concluded:’After seeing the project, even if one person decides to go to their local shelter to adopt an animal, I’d consider the whole thing a success.

'Every rescue story is a worthy story.'

'It is so amazing to watch as they grow and feel love, warmth safety and purr-manence when they find their furever homes.

'Whoever threw away the girls who rescued me clearly had no idea how priceless fuzzy lives are. I would never buy an animal from a pet store. For our family, other people's “garbage” is our gold.'

Mr Humphrey himself owns a shelter-rescued dog named Maddie.

The two previously went on a 46,425 mile-journey across America together as part of another photo project called Maddie on Things.

The resulting images - published in a coffee table book - show the Coonhound balancing on everything from a McDonald’s Golden Arches logo to a USPS postal van.

See more photos & learn the stories behind the photos here:
duskenpath:

ofwordsandwaltzes:

i-believe-in-katniss-everdeen:

animalcruelty-notok:

NY Senator Greg Ball has proposed a new bill prohibiting the possession and harboring of killer whales in aquariums and sea parks.

“The legislation (S6613) was introduced after the documentary “Blackfish” highlighted the captivity and confinement of Tilikum, an orca whale that has been in confinement for the past 30 years. Large marine animals, such as orca whales, can develop health issues and become agitated from living in the confined spaces that aquariums and sea parks offer.
Senator Greg Ball hopes to pass the legislation on the 4th Annual Animal Advocacy Day, which will be hosted on May 28th in the New York State Capitol Building. The free, bipartisan event is open to the public and will enable animal supporters to network, share information and lobby their legislators to raise awareness of the need to protect pets and people from abuse.”

Please sign the petition and share it.

Dear followers, this is huge! I am so passionate about this and it would mean the world to me if every one of you would take the time to sign the petition linked above! Please and thank you!!

The problem here is that this doesn’t solve anything! The animals already in facilities can’t be humanely released or even put in sea pens (which are really expensive to maintain). So while a nice idea, not really workable, and it focuses more on catharsis than feasible scenarios,

I’m going to go ahead and quote this post below because it’s my feelings on the matter. The large majority of anticap people are educated and understand literally freeing ALL the whales would be completely stupid, as it is with any animal raised in captivity and then released much later in life. Most likely the petition would approach it the way I outline below, not make it illegal tomorrow and release all the whales into the bay willy-nilly. Likely in practice it would make it illegal after a certain date or point, with provisions in place that existing animals would be on a case-by-case basis on what to do.
I personally would like to see sea pens used for orcas that we know would not survive in the wild anymore (“expensive” isn’t an excuse for seaworld, that makes almost in the two digit-three digit millions EVERY given year give or take, off the backs of their currently held orcas and dolphins) and then subsequently the breeding program halted, so we don’t HAVE this issue anymore. Let the existing whales live out their lives in relatively more comfort than they are in now, which is pretty much a glorified fishbowl.
I care MUCH less about the hit to Seaworld (for instance since they’re a huge offender) and other company’s wallets and more about them doing the smallest SLIVER of right by their animals that they profess to care about

‘I don’t know why a lot of pro-caps think we just want to fling all the captive orcas into the ocean and let them fend for themselves. We’re not stupid. We know that won’t work.
We know that captive born orcas would have a small chance of surviving on their own. Some of the wild caught ones might have some trouble as well because they’ve been in captivity for long.
But that’s not an excuse to keep them locked in tanks for the rest of their lives. Sea pens are a much healthier option for whales that are unable to survive on their own in the wild. They would have an endless amount of fresh, real seawater (none of that nasty chlorine). They would be in their natural habitat. They would be able to hear other orcas, and maybe even interact with them.
Even if the orcas couldn’t be released, they could, perhaps, go on supervised “walks” outside their pens to explore, just like Keiko did.
Some procaps like to say, “Oh that’s so expensive!!” Yes, it is expensive. But guess what? Marine parks make tons of money. They could pay for them.
I know sea pens aren’t perfect, but they’re a hell of a lot better than the lifeless, chlorinated tanks the orcas are in now.’

So actually yes, were this to pass it would start to solve a hell of a lot.

duskenpath:

ofwordsandwaltzes:

i-believe-in-katniss-everdeen:

animalcruelty-notok:

NY Senator Greg Ball has proposed a new bill prohibiting the possession and harboring of killer whales in aquariums and sea parks.

The legislation (S6613) was introduced after the documentary “Blackfish” highlighted the captivity and confinement of Tilikum, an orca whale that has been in confinement for the past 30 years. Large marine animals, such as orca whales, can develop health issues and become agitated from living in the confined spaces that aquariums and sea parks offer.

Senator Greg Ball hopes to pass the legislation on the 4th Annual Animal Advocacy Day, which will be hosted on May 28th in the New York State Capitol Building. The free, bipartisan event is open to the public and will enable animal supporters to network, share information and lobby their legislators to raise awareness of the need to protect pets and people from abuse.”

Please sign the petition and share it.

Dear followers, this is huge! I am so passionate about this and it would mean the world to me if every one of you would take the time to sign the petition linked above! Please and thank you!!

The problem here is that this doesn’t solve anything! The animals already in facilities can’t be humanely released or even put in sea pens (which are really expensive to maintain). So while a nice idea, not really workable, and it focuses more on catharsis than feasible scenarios,

I’m going to go ahead and quote this post below because it’s my feelings on the matter. The large majority of anticap people are educated and understand literally freeing ALL the whales would be completely stupid, as it is with any animal raised in captivity and then released much later in life. Most likely the petition would approach it the way I outline below, not make it illegal tomorrow and release all the whales into the bay willy-nilly. Likely in practice it would make it illegal after a certain date or point, with provisions in place that existing animals would be on a case-by-case basis on what to do.

I personally would like to see sea pens used for orcas that we know would not survive in the wild anymore (“expensive” isn’t an excuse for seaworld, that makes almost in the two digit-three digit millions EVERY given year give or take, off the backs of their currently held orcas and dolphins) and then subsequently the breeding program halted, so we don’t HAVE this issue anymore. Let the existing whales live out their lives in relatively more comfort than they are in now, which is pretty much a glorified fishbowl.

I care MUCH less about the hit to Seaworld (for instance since they’re a huge offender) and other company’s wallets and more about them doing the smallest SLIVER of right by their animals that they profess to care about

I don’t know why a lot of pro-caps think we just want to fling all the captive orcas into the ocean and let them fend for themselves. We’re not stupid. We know that won’t work.

We know that captive born orcas would have a small chance of surviving on their own. Some of the wild caught ones might have some trouble as well because they’ve been in captivity for long.

But that’s not an excuse to keep them locked in tanks for the rest of their lives. Sea pens are a much healthier option for whales that are unable to survive on their own in the wild. They would have an endless amount of fresh, real seawater (none of that nasty chlorine). They would be in their natural habitat. They would be able to hear other orcas, and maybe even interact with them.

Even if the orcas couldn’t be released, they could, perhaps, go on supervised “walks” outside their pens to explore, just like Keiko did.

Some procaps like to say, “Oh that’s so expensive!!” Yes, it is expensive. But guess what? Marine parks make tons of money. They could pay for them.

I know sea pens aren’t perfect, but they’re a hell of a lot better than the lifeless, chlorinated tanks the orcas are in now.’

So actually yes, were this to pass it would start to solve a hell of a lot.

go-vegan-cr:

• This is too bad, the extinction of a species carries a high environmental consequence, we need not take it lightly, we must protect species such as the tiger, if we are not serious consequences.
• Go Vegan • 269lifeCR •

go-vegan-cr:

• This is too bad, the extinction of a species carries a high environmental consequence, we need not take it lightly, we must protect species such as the tiger, if we are not serious consequences.

• Go Vegan • 269lifeCR •

thepolarbearblog:

Today is the day for polar bears!

Join in and show your support by taking action on reducing your carbon footprint and raising awareness on polar bears. Feeling like a challenge? Have a go at Polar Bears International’s Thermostat Challenge and let them know how you get on!

What will you be doing today to help polar bears?

humanelongisland:

**BREAKING**The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has cited SeaWorld Orlando for violating the Animal Welfare Act, namely for keeping expired veterinary materials and for neglecting to repair dislodged and crumbling rubber flooring which animals walk on during performances at the park. The citations are the result of a January 13, 2014 inspection, records of which were just obtained by PETA. During the most recent inspection, dozens of expired surgical sutures were found in the park’s surgery room which can lead to life-threatening infections in the animals.SeaWorld had be issued a citation in 2007 for the same rubber flooring issue and the park was cited in 2013 for failing to keep a dolphin tank and an area surrounding an orca performance tank in a safe condition. READ MORE: http://bit.ly/1egC83o
 

humanelongisland:

**BREAKING**

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has cited SeaWorld Orlando for violating the Animal Welfare Act, namely for keeping expired veterinary materials and for neglecting to repair dislodged and crumbling rubber flooring which animals walk on during performances at the park. 

The citations are the result of a January 13, 2014 inspection, records of which were just obtained by PETA. During the most recent inspection, dozens of expired surgical sutures were found in the park’s surgery room which can lead to life-threatening infections in the animals.

SeaWorld had be issued a citation in 2007 for the same rubber flooring issue and the park was cited in 2013 for failing to keep a dolphin tank and an area surrounding an orca performance tank in a safe condition. 

READ MORE: http://bit.ly/1egC83o

 

queenofquinoa:

xthegirlwithkaleidoscopeeyesx:

theinterruptor:

morbid-curiosities:

entheogenicmushroomomens:

hakushamatata:

plantsad:

If any vegan could take in this cow and give her a great home that’s be nice. She’s located in North Idaho and is being sold for slaughter.

signal boost!!!

“she needs to go in someone else’s freezer not mine” UGH

"she has been our pet".. what the fuck dude? You absolute piece of shit.

:(

What the fuck, people disgust me.

Save this baby

queenofquinoa:

xthegirlwithkaleidoscopeeyesx:

theinterruptor:

morbid-curiosities:

entheogenicmushroomomens:

hakushamatata:

plantsad:

If any vegan could take in this cow and give her a great home that’s be nice. She’s located in North Idaho and is being sold for slaughter.

signal boost!!!

“she needs to go in someone else’s freezer not mine” UGH

"she has been our pet".. what the fuck dude? You absolute piece of shit.

:(

What the fuck, people disgust me.

Save this baby