I think a bar should be added that says, “when you get pwned in a debate, don’t try to ‘win’ by sending yourself anon hate messages and pretend it’s the person that pwned you.”
I’m fairly certain maliathemoron sent that anon message to herself and I’ve reported her to tumblr.
And if you’re seriously implying in your tags that I sent that, let me know, I’ll unfollow you immediately. I don’t have room on my dash for asshole propagation.

I think a bar should be added that says, “when you get pwned in a debate, don’t try to ‘win’ by sending yourself anon hate messages and pretend it’s the person that pwned you.”

I’m fairly certain maliathemoron sent that anon message to herself and I’ve reported her to tumblr.

And if you’re seriously implying in your tags that I sent that, let me know, I’ll unfollow you immediately. I don’t have room on my dash for asshole propagation.

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tempest1944:

phocoenidae:

Two finless porpoises, Sea and Camelia, were released into the wild today by the Busan Aquarium in Korea.
Both were found entangled in fishing nets 1 year ago, and Camelia had a cut on her face that went to the bone. The pair was retrained for life in the wild, moved to a sea pen, and then returned home.

Sooo…..South Korea knows how to rehab and release cetaceans, but uhh…hmm. *looks at SeaWorld *

tempest1944:

phocoenidae:

Two finless porpoises, Sea and Camelia, were released into the wild today by the Busan Aquarium in Korea.

Both were found entangled in fishing nets 1 year ago, and Camelia had a cut on her face that went to the bone. The pair was retrained for life in the wild, moved to a sea pen, and then returned home.

Sooo…..South Korea knows how to rehab and release cetaceans, but uhh…hmm. *looks at SeaWorld *

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seeingelephants:


ELEPHANT WITH CANCER TREATED IN BUSH OPERATION
Elephants may be the mightiest land mammals walking the earth today, but they can be undone by one of the smallest building blocks of life: rogue cells and the cancers that they cause.
Tom is one of the magnificent bulls that patrol the volcanic Chyulu hills, part of the area protected by Big Life, and we see him often enough to have become quite fond of him. A couple of years ago he started to lose condition, and we noticed a swelling between his legs. As it grew it became clear that Tom had cancer of the scrotum.
With assistance from the Kenya Wildlife Service we darted him a year ago, cut away some of the growths and treated the infections. On waking up, he took a very long drink and then disappeared for 6 months. We thought he might have died somewhere, but were overjoyed when he turned up again recently.
The wounds between his legs seemed better, but we needed to get a closer look. Again with assistance from KWS, this time from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust sponsored mobile vet unit, we darted him at the start of the week. The great news is that although the cancer will probably not heal, the tumours have not regrown. The affected area is vastly improved from when we last treated him, and we believe that Tom will live many more years here in the Amboseli ecosystem.
(via Big Life Facebook)

Every tusker counts!  The co-founder of Big Life takes amazing photos, too, btw. 

You know what’s sad? The photos of Qumquat and her family were taken before she and almost all of her family pictured were slaughtered for their ivory.  Only Quanza, the tiny baby elephant with no ivory, survived the massacre and is now at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Orphanage.

seeingelephants:

ELEPHANT WITH CANCER TREATED IN BUSH OPERATION

Elephants may be the mightiest land mammals walking the earth today, but they can be undone by one of the smallest building blocks of life: rogue cells and the cancers that they cause.

Tom is one of the magnificent bulls that patrol the volcanic Chyulu hills, part of the area protected by Big Life, and we see him often enough to have become quite fond of him. A couple of years ago he started to lose condition, and we noticed a swelling between his legs. As it grew it became clear that Tom had cancer of the scrotum.

With assistance from the Kenya Wildlife Service we darted him a year ago, cut away some of the growths and treated the infections. On waking up, he took a very long drink and then disappeared for 6 months. We thought he might have died somewhere, but were overjoyed when he turned up again recently.

The wounds between his legs seemed better, but we needed to get a closer look. Again with assistance from KWS, this time from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust sponsored mobile vet unit, we darted him at the start of the week. The great news is that although the cancer will probably not heal, the tumours have not regrown. The affected area is vastly improved from when we last treated him, and we believe that Tom will live many more years here in the Amboseli ecosystem.

(via Big Life Facebook)

Every tusker counts!  The co-founder of Big Life takes amazing photos, too, btw. 

You know what’s sad? The photos of Qumquat and her family were taken before she and almost all of her family pictured were slaughtered for their ivory. Only Quanza, the tiny baby elephant with no ivory, survived the massacre and is now at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Orphanage.

seeingelephants:

Protecting their skin from the sun, dealing with insects, scratching hard to reach places - these are all daily parts of life for elephants in the wild. Thanks to the 2700 acres of natural habitat that make up The Sanctuary, these are daily parts of life for the Girls also!

Another reason not to keep elephants captive, they become superficial and consumed by fashion.

(You can adopt these mavens at The Elephant Sanctuary.)

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sixpenceee:

Hercules is a 900-pound-heavy, 6-feet-tall and 12-feet-long liger who holds the Guinness World Record for the largest cat. Born from a lion father and tiger mother, Hercules grew into an impressive creature, able to run at speeds of up to 50 mph and eat 100 pounds of food in one sitting. Despite his gigantic size, Hercules is very tame and Dr. Bhagavan, one of the liger’s caretakers, says looking into his eyes is “like looking into God’s own eyes”. (Source)

Hello hello! Just passed by to tell you that the practice of breeding ligers (the result of a lion to a tigress, which Hercules would be) is extremely, extremely, but extremely extremely detrimental to their health and to the conservation efforts of both lions and tigers. God where do I even begin…

First things first, breeding a lion to a tiger is unnatural. As a result, the intentional breeding of the two big cats results into a hybrid that is crippled with tons of both genetic and neurological defects, certain types of cancer and arthritis (which are, in case you couldn’t tell, pretty painful to live with). They have a much shorter lifespan than both their parents and some even have incomplete DNA! There’s also this thing where the gene that inhibits growth in tigers is found in the male, and in lions in the female. Because ligers are the result of a female tiger and a male lion, the gene that switches off body growth at maturity is absent in ligers, and they just keep growing. The condition is called ”growth dysplasia”, and can in extreme cases result into death (since at a certain point the body simply grows too large to support itself). 

In case of Hercules… this is him in motion. Note how labored his steps are. Note how he pants all the time. Doc Antle claims that he and ligers in general are ”bigger, stonger, faster and smarter”. Can you imagine Hercules running at the speed of a lion or a tiger with those tiny, genetically faulty legs? I know i can’t! And you know what makes ligers ~docile~ and ~tame~? Their general health! How else is an animal with such a poor condition going to maul their keepers? Trust me, it is not because that liger loves his keepers, as there have been many cases of ”pet” lions and tigers injuring and killing their own owners. A hybrid between those two should be able to do the same thing, right? If they’re healthy, that is…

That’s part one. So in short, ligers are unnatural and it takes human involvement to breed one. They’re crippled with genetic and neurological defects as well as a good amount of illnesses, and therefore the practice of breeding them is both #animal exploitation and #animal cruelty. An animal shouldn’t be sentenced to a life filled with pain and misery for human entertainment.

Now onto part two! Both the parent species of a liger- the lion and the tiger- are endangered. Officially, the lion is listed as ”vulnerable” by IUCN, and the tiger as ”endangered”- also by IUCN. There are about 21.000 lions left in the wild… and there are only just 3600 tigers left in the wild. The bomb of extinction is ticking especially for the tiger. What does this have to do with ligers? With such little tigers left (experts have given them 20 years), facilities that hold captive tigers should aim for breeding both healthy and genetically pure tigers (so not breeding say, a siberian tiger to a bengal tiger). to boost the numbers of tigers everywhere. But instead, here we can see T.I.G.E.R.S. (the facility that bred Hercules) waste what little is left of tigers to breeding ligers for human entertainment and NOT for conservation efforts! In a way, you can say that T.I.G.E.R.S. damages that same conservation efforts (and anyone else that breeds ligers, really). And honestly, tigers can’t afford that right now.

And lastly, part three. I’d like to add something special regarding T.I.G.E.R.S… If you care even just a little about big cats and other animals, please don’t support this place. This place is truly, extremely gross. First things first, they breed color mutated tigers (a video about this), they allow cub petting and pay to play schemes (another video about this) and they lie about all these issues, saying that they do, in fact, help conservation efforts! They are not a place to be if you even care a single bit about animals, really.

Personally, I am deeply disappointed in you sixpenceee. Honestly I am. You may not know this, but glorifying this blatant exploitation and cruelty contributes to all that’s been stated above. On top of that you have a huge amount of followers. How many of them will visit this place now, directly supporting the cruelty that goes on behind the scene? Therefore, I implore you, please reblog this for your followers to see. They, and everyone else, need to know the truth. 

- Jaguar

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kittenfossils:

i’m sorry but when you make a fool of yourself like really bad and all of a sudden you get a flood of anon hate and your response is “well you don’t need to tell me this! i already know.” i’m not going to lie, 80% i kind of think you sent it to yourself

i’ve seen it so many times. in order to get attention off yourself, you send anon hate in order to get attention.

Yep. Seeing this happen now.