huffingtonpost:

These animals got a second chance at life, thanks to science.

cetaceaninspiration:

fightingforwhales:

This is an awful video. Corky just…falls to the bottom of the tank and doesn’t move.

Happens all the time. But it’s okay, she’s “just lazy.” Totally normal.


Place yourself in the position of the animals, and start to view this issue from the animals’ point of view. From the victims’ point of view. When you examine any form of injustice, whether humans are victims or animals are victims, please remember the victim’s point of view. - Gary Yourofsky

Place yourself in the position of the animals, and start to view this issue from the animals’ point of view. From the victims’ point of view. When you examine any form of injustice, whether humans are victims or animals are victims, please remember the victim’s point of view. - Gary Yourofsky

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: