Animal Aspects

Respect the world we live in, and the creatures that live within it. We all have a right to life.

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aletheia-girl:

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THIS DISGUSTING THING APPEARED IN MY BACKYARD

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At first we thought it was a FREAKING HUGE WORM but then my mother killed it and you know what IT BLED!! THAT FREAKING THING BLED RED BLOOD *SCREAMS*

IT WAS A FREAKING SNAKE!!! My sister…

This is sick. These snakes are harmless, and if you thought it was a worm, that’s even more harmless. You killed a scared and confused animal that was just going on it’s way then bragged about it on the internet.
I know the first thing people will say is it’s “just a snake” (or “just a worm” because that’s what you thought it was at first). But these animals share the same pain sensations as any other animal, like a dog. What a dog feels as you hack at it is exactly what a snake feels, and that’s why it is wrong and disturbing to kill and flaunt it. If it’s not okay to kill a dog, it’s not okay to kill a snake. “There’s a million more” is never an excuse either, because that’s the next thing someone says to defend their kill. That doesn’t make it okay to kill the toddler next door because there’s a million of those as well.

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mothbug:

So a new species of snake (Pseudocerastes urarachnoides) was recently discovered in southern Iran.

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Its common name is the spider-tailed horned viper because its tail is literally a fucking spider. This salty motherfucker has a spider (well, a VERY convincing spider-shaped lure) for a tail. I’d try to get on its level but I don’t know if that’s even possible. 

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Spider snake. Snake spider. Nature isn’t even in the neighborhood of fucking around. 

Two cute critters in one!!!

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freedomforwhales:

SeaWorld’s days of dodging criticism have come to an end. In the clearest sign yet that the marine park is failing, the company’s stocks dropped by over 30 percent after posting “disappointing” quarterly revenue.

Supporters of animal welfare were shielded for generations from the dark reality hidden behind SeaWorld’s dazzling orca shows. The park routinely misinformed visitors, and only when people stopped to question those claims did they learn an unsettling truth that has now shifted the public consciousness and made an impact. 

When the documentary “Blackfish” was released in the summer of 2013, many people who saw it were appalled to discover that SeaWorld’s animals were suffering so profoundly for the purposes of entertainment and profit.

Since then, other revelations about SeaWorld’s treatment of animals have come to light, including that whales are drugged, forcibly impregnated at too young an age and exhibit clear signs of emotional and physical distress. As awareness spreads, the marine park has tried in vain to counter the mounting bad press — but the backlash has only grown stronger.

At first, SeaWorld labeled opponents as “radicals,” but slipping profits and falling attendance suggest a broader shift in public opinion.

“It’s a new world now that the world knows what happens there, and SeaWorld will have to evolve fast to survive,” director of “The Cove” Louie Psihoyos explains. Numerous sponsors have pulled their support and travel operators have dropped SeaWorld from their itineraries.

Given the growing number of voices calling for change, it seems inevitable now that one day the orcas will be released and the marine park’s tanks will be drained. As John Hargrove, a former SeaWorld trainer featured in “Blackfish” declares, “They’re going to be forced to change, whether they like it or not.”

This presents SeaWorld with a remarkable opportunity to become a much different type of orca pioneer — by ending captivity for good.  

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Derek is my foster pitty until his legs are better. Only three months old and such a sweet baby.

Derek is my foster pitty until his legs are better. Only three months old and such a sweet baby.

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