wolves-whales-and-waves:

be-their-sound:

HELP ME FIND A HOME FOR THESE CUTIES

A friend of mine contacted me over the weekend about these two kittens that her father found. He found them in the Bronx, alone and without their mother. He believes their mother has fallen victim to the feral cat poisoning program that is currently happening in his neighborhood. 

He is unable to keep them, and is not willing to help vet them at all. If no home or rescue is found, they will end up back on the street or in the hands of NYC AC&C where they will be killed.

I have contacted several shelters but no one is able to take them in without them being fully vaccinated, vetted and neutered. I am unable to take on this added expense. 

Please share their story so that they can find a home, or no-kill shelter.

If I am unable to find a shelter to take them without their vet expenses paid for, I will start a youcaring campaign to raise money for their vet bills, and get them vetted myself. 

If you are interested in giving them a home (preferably together) I need vet references, and personal references. They must be indoor only. I am willing to help with transport. Message me here with your full name, location, age and email address. 

Given that they’re black cats, and Halloween is rapidly approaching, please consider keeping them til after this holiday has passed, or be VERY VERY careful about who you give them to… There are some sick fucks out there who would be happy to sacrifice or abuse these cats, purely because they’re black…

Thank you, I know. This thought crossed my mind already.

These cats are not with me, but with a man who is threatening to throw them outside or bring them to a kill shelter. Since I have no funds to get them vaccinated or tested for FIV or leukemia they cannot come into my home with my other cat.

As you can see, if I find a private home for them I am requiring multiple personal references, and a vet reference. And most likely a home visit. I’ve done this before. :)

HELP ME FIND A HOME FOR THESE CUTIES

A friend of mine contacted me over the weekend about these two kittens that her father found. He found them in the Bronx, alone and without their mother. He believes their mother has fallen victim to the feral cat poisoning program that is currently happening in his neighborhood. 

He is unable to keep them, and is not willing to help vet them at all. If no home or rescue is found, they will end up back on the street or in the hands of NYC AC&C where they will be killed.

I have contacted several shelters but no one is able to take them in without them being fully vaccinated, vetted and neutered. I am unable to take on this added expense. 

Please share their story so that they can find a home, or no-kill shelter.

If I am unable to find a shelter to take them without their vet expenses paid for, I will start a youcaring campaign to raise money for their vet bills, and get them vetted myself. 

If you are interested in giving them a home (preferably together) I need vet references, and personal references. They must be indoor only. I am willing to help with transport. Message me here with your full name, location, age and email address. 

Activist Arrested for Liberating Chickens; Hundreds of Others Found Dead - Their Turn

Kaporos is about to begin, and many factory farmed chickens are already suffering in NYC. This horrible cruel practice is outdated, and inhumane. Many Rabbis speak against this ritual and are urging others to do the same.

Stand behind this brave activist. And if you live in NYC consider coming to the protest tonight.

fightingforwhales:

Have you seen Blackfish? Curious about orcas in captivity? Want to know more about how it affects them? Here is a comprehensive list of the bulk of the issues, from both pro-captivity and anti-captivity perspectives, to satisfy your thirst for knowledge about this controversial issue:

ANTI-CAPTIVITY SOURCES

General Overview of Orcas in Captivity:

Captures of Wild Orcas

Heath Problems/Injuries/Unnatural Deaths in Captivity

Wild Orca vs Captive Orca Lifespans

Stereotypical/Abnormal Behaviors in Captivity

Statements from Wild Orca Scientists

Info/Statements from Ex-Trainers

Captive Orca Attacks and the Deaths of Trainers

Aggression Between Captive Orcas

The Issue of Lolita the Orca

Kiska, Canada’s Loneliest Whale

Argentina’s Only Captive Orca: Kshamenk

Legal Battles Involving Orca Captivity

PRO-CAPTIVITY SOURCES

(Please note: I do not agree with nor endorse any of the articles below, but I included both sides of the argument for the sake of fairness. In addition, I know this list is small, but please understand that it is extraordinarily difficult to find orca-specific articles from a pro-captivity point of view that actually focus on orcas alone. If you know of any more articles, please message me and I will gladly include them on this list.)

Statements from SeaWorld

Pro-Captivity Articles/Vidoes

(via vegan-sky)

Anonymous: My previous ask was in 2 parts, did you not get the second? Anyways, you are dearly mistaken. The vast majority of users of this site aren't doing shit other than reblogging "powerful" posts made by someone else. Seriously, what change does putting 5 pictures with the added sassy reaction gif creates? Because having 10.000 imaginary internet points sure isn't one. You're preaching to the choir, your audience is your peers and co-creators. You're not doing anything other than circlejerk.

revolucionvegana:

No, I didn’t get the second part. 

Again, do you know every user on this site? Do you know anything about their lives? Because I know plenty of the people I follow do much more than just reblogging posts. I also know some others can’t do more than that for personal reasons. But I figure it’s still better to circulate those posts than sending anonymous messages to a Tumblr user complaining about “the vast majority of users of this site”. If you don’t like this place, get out. This is the Internet. Nobody’s forcing you to stay.

Also, a lot of people here are having an effect on other people. I personally have learned a great deal about different issues on this site. So I guess those “powerful” posts mean something.

This conversation is a waste of time. If you think what I or other people are doing is pointless, ignore us. It’s as simple as that.

This is ridiculous. So many of us get messages from people thanking us for helping and educating them. Not to mention messages looking for help or advice. People have changed their entire lifestyles due to the amount of information about animal rights and veganism there is floating around here. 

The vegans of Tumblr no doubt reach beyond our own community. 

thepeoplesrecord:

TW: Rape, transmisogyny - A transgender woman says she was locked in a cell with her rapist
September 29, 2014

The odds were already against Zahara Green when she entered prison on May 10, 2012. Prisons have long been plagued by a culture of sexual harassment and assault, but Green was a transgender woman in an all-male facility — making her about 13 times more likely to be sexually assaulted than a non-transgender inmate,according to a 2009 study.

Green told BuzzFeed News she distinctly remembers her first day in general population at Rogers State Prison, a facility about an hour and a half outside of Savannah, Georgia. It was two months into her sentence, and she said she can still envision the officer dropping her off at her dorm and walking away.

“I kind of just felt that he was letting me out with the wolves. You’re on your own. It clicked in my mind,” she said. “I found my bed, I placed my stuff on my bed, and then I sat there for about an hour and people were just coming in and out as if this was some kind of showcase.”

Under federal law, states must seriously consider transgender inmates’ safety concerns — and the Georgia Department of Corrections has said it has zero tolerance for sexual misconduct. Yet the state of Georgia placed Green in a men’s prison, where she faced a greater risk of being assaulted. Around the country, decisions on transgender inmates’ placement and their level of protection are ultimately made on a case-by-case basis. But according to her lawsuit, these often ambiguous decisions and lack of safety oversight may have played a role in Zahara Green’s alleged rape by another inmate — not while they mingled in general population, but while she was being secured in “protective custody.”

Green was approached by Darryl Ricard — a high-ranking gang member within the prison, she said — right after moving to the dorm at Rogers. He was in his seventh year of a life sentence for aggravated child molestation, rape, and kidnapping.

“He basically made me his property,” she said.

Over the next few weeks, as Ricard repeatedly coerced her to perform oral sex on him, Green would write to prison administrative staff about the unsafe environment for transgender and homosexual inmates, Green said. Rogers State Prison housed one other transgender woman at the time, to Green’s knowledge, although Green was the only one receiving hormone treatment. In one letter, she says she mentioned being sexually targeted by Ricard.

Shortly afterward, she requested to be put into protective custody, which is typically a solitary cell for prisoners who believe their safety is at risk, carefully monitored by prison officials. What allegedly happened next makes up the bulk of a lawsuit Green and her Atlanta-based lawyer Mario Williams filed in May against the prison’s warden, deputy warden, and two correctional officers. Last week, they filed another complaint against an additional 13 additional correctional officers.

On Sept. 21, 2012, Green and Ricard were separately admitted into protective custody. According to Green, Ricard was the chief reason she had requested the special security measures. But for still unclear reasons, when Green entered her protective custody cell around 4:30 a.m., “Ricard was waiting” there, the complaint says. “Ricard raped Green, and the Defendants to this action all knew Ricard was going to rape (or at the very least, sexually assault) Green yet permitted Ricard to sexually assault Green.” The correction officers allegedly “condoned” the rape.

According to Williams, Green’s attorney, Green and Ricard had been assigned to different protective custody cells, and Ricard should have never been allowed in Green’s cell. Nearly 24 hours passed, though security checks were supposed to be made at least every 30 minutes. Williams said he believes the Georgia Department of Corrections knew about the situation and did nothing to prevent Green’s assault. The department declined to comment on the case to BuzzFeed News, citing pending litigation.

“Everyone has to wonder how Green’s assailant got put in protective custody on the same day and same time as Green. Then permitted to be in Green’s cell for nearly 24 hours,” Williams said. “This case is about more than Ricard. There has been official misconduct.”

In a court document responding to Green’s complaint, a lawyer for the defendants — repeatedly referring to Green as “he” — denied that the deputy warden had read any letter about Ricard’s “oral sodomy” of Green. The response noted that Green’s mother had contacted the prison about her daughter’s safety concerns, but alleged that when asked directly, Green said she “was not afraid.” The response also said that Green was “at some point … placed in the same cell as inmate Darryl Ricard.”

While the case moves forward, some local and national groups have begun rallying around Green. One of the first people to reach out to her was Kenneth Glasgow of the Ordinary People Society. He describes Green as “humble and quiet,” but also “tormented and traumatized,” unable to talk at length about the incident; while Green spoke to BuzzFeed News on Wednesday, she once paused to keep from crying.

After the alleged assault — when Green eventually got a guard’s attention — a sergeant came to the cell, she said. He apparently saw Ricard with a razor blade in his hand and stuck pepper spray through an opening in the cell door. Ricard quickly surrendered, Green said, and they were both separately removed from the cell. Later, Green was taken to a sexual assault examination nurse, who performed a rape kit.

Green was kept in protective custody for the next week and a half. Then she was transferred to Georgia State Prison, a facility down the street, where she immediately requested protective custody. Eventually she was placed in a unit made up a several single cells housing all transgender inmates. “I was the sixth or seventh on transgender hormone therapy,” Green said. She felt safe there.

But it wasn’t until her final transfer — to Atlanta Transitional Facility — that Green said she felt her life begin to change for the better.

Green was 17 when she began transitioning. It wasn’t long after that she began shoplifting from various Walmarts — landing her with a prison sentence and a life ban from the retailer. She says she doesn’t think this anymore, but at the time, theft felt like her only option.

“I did not think it was possible to find a job as a transgender person in Georgia. All the trans people I knew were either shoplifting, forging checks, or prostituting,” she said. “I didn’t know a single transgender person who had a job.”

At the transitional center, “they opened my eyes to another way,” she said. She’s been on parole since her release in March. In August, she began school, working to become a paralegal. She has a job at Walgreens. She’s helped her other transgender friends find jobs. She’s 25 now and said, “There’s a better life for me.”

She hopes one outcome of the lawsuit is that transgender people are not tested out in general population before officials decide it’s not a safe fit. While the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act forces states to take transgender inmates’ safety concerns into consideration, Harper Jean Tobin of the National Center for Transgender Equality said it’s not clear that they always do. (In Georgia, another transgender inmate is currently fighting for her access to hormone therapy in a high-profile case.)

“If institutions are able to make the culture shift … toward not making those auto assumptions but really focusing on what is keeping each person safe,” Tobin said, “they will start making those placements in women’s facilities more often.”

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Sooo we are having a stink bug problem. I’ve been throwing them outside but they keep appearing.

Anyone know of a nonlethal deterrent that is pet safe? I don’t want to spray, and I can’t use any nonlethal spray either (I have birds).

be-their-sound:

This blog stresses me out sometimes. So I’ve made a personal blog. Follow meeee: littlebosmer

Some personal posts, nature, wildlife, pretty things etc. Sometimes I just need a break from the cruelty :/ I’ll follow you all back of course!!!

Seriously though. I need more of you guys to follow me there so I can follow you baccckkkk. 

This blog stresses me out sometimes. So I’ve made a personal blog. Follow meeee: littlebosmer

Some personal posts, nature, wildlife, pretty things etc. Sometimes I just need a break from the cruelty :/ I’ll follow you all back of course!!!

samiee1234:

DO NOT GIVE THIS TO YOUR DOGS!!!!!!
I gave this product to my 12 lb. 1 year old shih tzu. 2 hours later he began throwing up and having diarrhea uncontrollably! Throwing up 2 mins apart from each other everywhere. His eyes were giant and he was shaking. We called the pet ER and they urged us to bring him in. Rushing him into the ER we were terrified and felt horrible for giving him this. He was examined and it was concluded that he went into anaphylactic shock from the allergy medicine. He was given iv fluid and epinephrine. They put a catheter in and had to observe him overnight for after shock. Thankfully he returned home the next day after a huge pet bill to save his life. If we would have waited he may not be here today. Please DO NOT give this to your dogs. IT CONTAINS grape seed extract, which is toxic to dogs!!!! Please help me signal boost so we can inform more people about this product.

Please signal boost this.