Animal Rights Blog

Don't breed or buy while homeless die--always adopt! U 2 could adopt & save the lives of sweet & adorable pets just like I did---just go to Petfinder.com!

I am a vegan & my cat (Sassy) & my 4 Long-haired Chihuahua Mixes (Fancy, Buffy, Bubby & Ivory) eat Natural Balance pet food. (Natural Balance has no animal by-products, ash, or meat meal). Go go dogfoodadvisor.com to check out quality pet food brands in order to avoid brands, which use meat not suitable for human consumption, and possibly even contain euthanized shelter pets (yes that happens!) (more info about that in this post: adoptpets.tumblr.com/post/72699087123/hello-i-read-that-post-you-reblogged-about-what-people).

Go to theanimalrescuesite.com once every day to feed shelter animals for free!!!!

Fuck fur, meat, diary, factory farms, hunting, puppy mills, pet breeding, animal experiments, animal testing, & circuses! Animal rights bitches fuck yeah!
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me when i’m at a non-vegan’s place and find sth edible

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me when i’m at a non-vegan’s place and find sth edible

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taybcat:

THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY

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taybcat:

THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY

yas

Fuck yeah!

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this is the sort of web content i am looking to see every day

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"Can’t wait for the meowtch!" - cat tells football players before the Volga Nizhniy Novgorod vs Krylia Sovetov game.

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War in the Garden of Eden: Fearless tribal warriors forsaken by Brazilian government face off against illegal loggers to protect Amazon rain forest 

After spending years helplessly witnessing acre upon acre of the Amazon rain forest in Brazil mercilessly being chopped down by illegal loggers, a small band of indigenous warriors decided to take matters into their own hands.

A recent weeklong raid by the Ka’apor warriors resulted in the arrest of a dozen men, who were caught in the act in the Alto Turiacu Indian reserve in northeast Maranhao state.

'We got tired of waiting for the government,' Ka’apor leader Irakadju told Reuters photographer Lunae Parracho, who accompanied the small army on their mission into the depths of the Amazon.

Illegal logging has been a serious problem throughout the region, especially in Brazil and Peru, for many decades, turning hundreds of thousands of square miles of once-pristine forest into a wasteland dotted with stumps.

A study by a Brazilian commission, cited on WWF’s website, showed that 80 per cent of all logging in the Amazon was illegal during the late 1990s.

Indiscriminately chopping down valuable trees adversely affects species habitat and harms the environment, but reprobate loggers driven by a desire to make a quick profit also pose a serious danger to people who call the Amazon their home.

The Ka’apor tribe shared horror stories about greedy tree poachers who invaded the village of Gurupi last November, roughing up the community’s elders and shooting their animals.

Three months later, loggers shot three indigenous people, one of them nearly fatally.

But despite reports of illegal activities by rogue land grabbers, Brazil’s federal government has often proven unwilling to address the situation head on.

Being left to fend for themselves by the powers that be, Amazon warriors decided to protect their forest by taking on loggers in areas where they have been cutting down trees.

The Ka’apor tribe established ‘protected areas’ and set up permanent camps in each of them, manned by warriors ready to expel any unauthorized tree poacher.

During the August expedition, a band of tribesmen attacked a dozen loggers, stripped them naked, tied them up and beat those who tried to put up a fight as a way of teaching them a harsh lesson.

Before expelling them, one of the warriors told the vanquished loggers: ‘We’re doing this because you are stubborn. We told you not to come back, but you didn’t listen.’

To drive their message home, the warriors torched the unwelcome guests’ vehicles, including tractors used to fell and transport trees, and seized their tools and guns, which they carried back to their village as trophies.

‘Our forest was being taken away from us, but we woke up,’ Irakadju told Reuters. ‘Many whites feel that the standing forest is of no use. They cannot see that a living jungle is good for the entire world and helps the Earth to breathe.’

According to conservative estimates, during the past 40 years just under 20 per cent of the Amazon rain forest has been cut down, which is more than in the previous 450 years since European colonization began.

adoptpets: Thank you brave Ka’apor warriors! It’s sad that the Brazilian government isn’t doing anything to protect the Amazon and have put them in this position. The Brazilian government is too busy profiting from the destruction of the rainforest and then wasting more than $11 billion on the World Cup. The Ka’apor are putting their lives on the line fighting for their homes and the rainforest as recently 4 village leaders were killed by illegal loggers. I’m sure 100 years from now, our ancestors are going to shake their heads in dismay that the world allowed this limited and precious resource that is the Amazon rainforest and all the diverse wildlife that depends on it to be destroyed. 

Please do your part by buying recycled paper and buy wood for your furniture, floors, etc..from reputable companies that aren’t tied to the illegal logging trade. Research before you buy as some discount flooring has been tied to illegal logging.

Recently, Greenpeace called out Lumber Liquidators, the discount hardwood flooring company rapidly opening stores across America, for their part in contributing to illegal logging. Greenpeace says the corporation is knowingly buying illegal Brazilian rainforest wood. The company says it relies on its suppliers to abide by the law.

It’s a story that has been rehashed many times, just with new players. Corporations believe that it’s not their responsibility to insure the foreign sub-contractors they buy from aren’t committing criminal acts in the process. De Beers was accused of buying blood diamonds from slavers in Africa. Wal-Mart buys billions worth of merchandise also allegedly made by slaves in China. Same for Nike in Indonesia. 

“The Amazon rainforest, home to a quarter of known land species on earth, is under siege,” said Greenpeace’s Daniel Brindis, “Illegal timber operations in Brazil are hacking apart this iconic forest. But to American companies that import and sell Amazon wood, this forest crime is out of sight, out of mind. American flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators even buys timber from a Brazilian state where 78% of the wood is illegally harvested.”

Brindis explains that it’s not just the jaguar, spider monkey and three-toed sloth that are being wiped out by logging in the Brazilian rainforest, but local residents are also facing death. Between corrupt politicians and greedy local contractors, the indigenous peoples and environmental activists there are routine recipients of death threats and acts of terror just to silence them. Profiting the most however are the multi-national corporations that buy the illegal Brazilian wood and then resell it in stores across countries like the United States.

“Illegal logging is possible because companies like Lumber Liquidators don’t really know where their lumber comes from,” the Greenpeace spokesman said, “Greenpeace’s investigation, published today, demonstrates how criminals are able to launder illegal timber and disguise it as legal for the market using official Brazilian government documents. To stop Amazon destruction, we must stop US companies from buying into Amazon crime. That begins with Lumber Liquidators - and your voice today.”

Back in May of 2014, Greenpeace members and supporters put themselves in harm’s way to shut down lumber manufacturing and bring a spotlight to their cause. In Brazil, the group’s members invaded one of Lumber Liquidator’s biggest suppliers there, a company already fined for illegal logging practices.

The demonstrators called on Lumber Liquidators to stop buying wood from companies like Pampa Exportacoes that have already been caught and fined for illegal logging in the Amazon rainforest. The last time the Brazilian government took action against the exporter, it cost the company $1 million in fines. But that’s a drop in the bucket compared to the global market for wood products. All together, the group says that Brazil has issued $80 million in fines over the past five years to such companies, with little or no results.


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Hi everyone,we need here many signatures for this petition:

In Paris,in one of the biggest dog shelter,at least 15 dogs,mostly rescued stafford/pitbulls have been stolen,at night,to be used in dog fighting rings.Some have been found after several weeks,bitten and wounded,this week one has to be…

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fear-the-fluff:

vegvoice:

The best way to get over your cheese addiction, is to watch a mother cow scream for days as her newborn child is ripped away from her; so that you can have her milk.

HOLD THE PHONE
IMA STOP YOU RIGHT THERE
CHECK YOUR FACTS
Hi there, I’ve worked on a dairy farm. Lemme just correct you.
1. Uhm the cows don’t scream for days, maybe like for an hour at the most but they get over it as soon as you feed them. Seriously. Baby, forgotten.
2. The calves still receive their mother’s milk. In fact, they receive MORE milk than they’d normally be getting, since farmers have figured out the exact amount of colostrum a calf needs to grow up healthy, and they can give this to the baby, whereas with natural feeding the calves often get too little.
3. They receive colostrum from the healthiest cows to insure that their immune system is bolstered enough. Infections and disease are INCREDIBLY common in dairy cows allowed to suckle. Farms even freeze colostrum from the healthiest mothers, just to insure that all calves will be able to have a sufficient quality of healthy, infection-free mother’s milk.
4. The calves are also removed from their mothers due to the high calf mortality rate when left with their mothers. Cows, ESPECIALLY first-time mothers, have the tendency to not care properly for their babies. We’ve had calves with broken legs because their mother stepped on them after birthing (and yes, they have adequate space, they’re just clumsy animals) A lot of new mothers will abandon the calf, or not care for it properly, or not allow it to nurse. Other cows may push around the calves. It’s much safer and healthier for both mother AND child if the calves are removed and placed in a safer area.
5. Calves get EXCELLENT care. They are bottle-fed mother’s milk, placed in roomy, well-bedded box stalls, blanketed, cleaned, vetted. The farm kind of obviously needs them as healthy as possible?
6. Most farms nowadays don’t even completely “take them away”. The farm I worked on would allow the cows to run with their calves for most of the time. They were fed separately for the health reasons listed above, and the cows would be brought in to be milked twice a day, and separated at night so no accidental nighttime injuries happened in the box stalls. They are weaned very gradually, and spend most of the time with their mothers, contrary to what PETA would have you believe.
THIS HAS BEEN A PSA ON BEHALF OF DAIRY FARMERS THANK U FOR TUNING IN REMEMBER TO CHECK UR FACTS NEXT TIME PLEASE

It’s really embarassing when people believe that because they’ve seen *one or two* farms, they automatically know how every operation works and every single factory farm or large-scale (or even local) dairy runs.
Cows have been known to scream at all hours of the day and night. This is not propaganda, this is a common occurance that has even made the news.
Calves are often removed shortly after birth. While this may be argued that it prevents the mother and calf from being as stressed as they would be if removed later, it does not guarantee he will be fed his milk, even if lucky enough to receive the vital colostrum. It is laughable that you think an industry working to generate a profit would give MORE milk to an unwanted (if male) calf who as of yet (if female) is not making the business any money. Again, giving calves colostrum ensures they have a better chance of survival in what is likely to be a stressful and insanitary environment. It does not necessarily mean they will continue to be fed milk when cheaper alternatives exist. Your bullshit about calves not receiving enough milk from their own mothers is unfounded and illogical, and not worth addressing.
Calves when turned out into large enclosures do just fine raising their young. Explain how calves born and raised in sanctuaries in spacious, well-bedded and quiet enclosures do absolutely fine, even with their first-time mothers.
It’s not difficult to imagine why such large, stressed animals would injure their young when you consider the conditions they usually give birth in…


Gee, you really believe every farm treats calves like yours did? Especially those who supply dairy products to large corporations, such as Burger King, DiGiorno Pizza and Costco? For someone who claims to know everything about the industry, you sure are ignorant and close-minded.
Wow, the farm you worked on sure sounds great doesn’t it? Well, unless the farm you worked on supplies dairy to every single outlet and fast food chain in America or wherever you’re from, that counts for shit. You cannot base your single fucking experience and say that the overwhelming evidence of abusive conditions in the dairy industry is ‘fake’ or ‘overexaggerated’. 
You have not listed a single source except for this ‘farm’ you worked on. I suggest if you want to start accusing people of not listing all the facts, you’d best take your head out your arse for more than a few minutes and realise the entire world doesn’t revolve around your one happy little experience of sunshine and ‘happy cows’. 

fightingforanimals:

fear-the-fluff:

vegvoice:

The best way to get over your cheese addiction, is to watch a mother cow scream for days as her newborn child is ripped away from her; so that you can have her milk.

HOLD THE PHONE

IMA STOP YOU RIGHT THERE

CHECK YOUR FACTS

Hi there, I’ve worked on a dairy farm. Lemme just correct you.

1. Uhm the cows don’t scream for days, maybe like for an hour at the most but they get over it as soon as you feed them. Seriously. Baby, forgotten.

2. The calves still receive their mother’s milk. In fact, they receive MORE milk than they’d normally be getting, since farmers have figured out the exact amount of colostrum a calf needs to grow up healthy, and they can give this to the baby, whereas with natural feeding the calves often get too little.

3. They receive colostrum from the healthiest cows to insure that their immune system is bolstered enough. Infections and disease are INCREDIBLY common in dairy cows allowed to suckle. Farms even freeze colostrum from the healthiest mothers, just to insure that all calves will be able to have a sufficient quality of healthy, infection-free mother’s milk.

4. The calves are also removed from their mothers due to the high calf mortality rate when left with their mothers. Cows, ESPECIALLY first-time mothers, have the tendency to not care properly for their babies. We’ve had calves with broken legs because their mother stepped on them after birthing (and yes, they have adequate space, they’re just clumsy animals) A lot of new mothers will abandon the calf, or not care for it properly, or not allow it to nurse. Other cows may push around the calves. It’s much safer and healthier for both mother AND child if the calves are removed and placed in a safer area.

5. Calves get EXCELLENT care. They are bottle-fed mother’s milk, placed in roomy, well-bedded box stalls, blanketed, cleaned, vetted. The farm kind of obviously needs them as healthy as possible?

6. Most farms nowadays don’t even completely “take them away”. The farm I worked on would allow the cows to run with their calves for most of the time. They were fed separately for the health reasons listed above, and the cows would be brought in to be milked twice a day, and separated at night so no accidental nighttime injuries happened in the box stalls. They are weaned very gradually, and spend most of the time with their mothers, contrary to what PETA would have you believe.

THIS HAS BEEN A PSA ON BEHALF OF DAIRY FARMERS THANK U FOR TUNING IN REMEMBER TO CHECK UR FACTS NEXT TIME PLEASE

It’s really embarassing when people believe that because they’ve seen *one or two* farms, they automatically know how every operation works and every single factory farm or large-scale (or even local) dairy runs.

Cows have been known to scream at all hours of the day and night. This is not propaganda, this is a common occurance that has even made the news.

Calves are often removed shortly after birth. While this may be argued that it prevents the mother and calf from being as stressed as they would be if removed later, it does not guarantee he will be fed his milk, even if lucky enough to receive the vital colostrum. It is laughable that you think an industry working to generate a profit would give MORE milk to an unwanted (if male) calf who as of yet (if female) is not making the business any money. Again, giving calves colostrum ensures they have a better chance of survival in what is likely to be a stressful and insanitary environment. It does not necessarily mean they will continue to be fed milk when cheaper alternatives exist. Your bullshit about calves not receiving enough milk from their own mothers is unfounded and illogical, and not worth addressing.

Calves when turned out into large enclosures do just fine raising their young. Explain how calves born and raised in sanctuaries in spacious, well-bedded and quiet enclosures do absolutely fine, even with their first-time mothers.

It’s not difficult to imagine why such large, stressed animals would injure their young when you consider the conditions they usually give birth in…

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Gee, you really believe every farm treats calves like yours did? Especially those who supply dairy products to large corporations, such as Burger King, DiGiorno Pizza and Costco? For someone who claims to know everything about the industry, you sure are ignorant and close-minded.

Wow, the farm you worked on sure sounds great doesn’t it? Well, unless the farm you worked on supplies dairy to every single outlet and fast food chain in America or wherever you’re from, that counts for shit. You cannot base your single fucking experience and say that the overwhelming evidence of abusive conditions in the dairy industry is ‘fake’ or ‘overexaggerated’. 

You have not listed a single source except for this ‘farm’ you worked on. I suggest if you want to start accusing people of not listing all the facts, you’d best take your head out your arse for more than a few minutes and realise the entire world doesn’t revolve around your one happy little experience of sunshine and ‘happy cows’. 

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end0skeletal:

In case you are sad here are some animals wearing sweaters.

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funnywildlife:

Baby Bear Circus Act on Golf Course - At Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, BC

Love this

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I love chihuahuas! My Bubby does this too.

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Terrible! I donate to the Cheetah Conservation Fund at:

 http://cheetah.org/

It is such a great organization and don’t know if there would be any cheetahs left in the wild today if it wasn’t for Dr. Laurie Marker.

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lenofi:

this is where i’d keep my scratching post…IF I HAD ONE

lenofi:

this is where i’d keep my scratching post…IF I HAD ONE

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ronyoblind:

Perspective.

this movie wrecked my spirit

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goleyakh:

baby goats playing on other animals

Goat is the new cat