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unfriendlybambi:

f-emasculata:

REALLY just wanna take this chance to remind the people who follow me to not kill/trap opossums if they’re in your yard, and do not call animal control! Seriously.
Opossums are literally 100% BIOLOGICALLY INCAPABLE of carrying rabies. Their body temperature is too cool to incubate it properly.
Opossums are actually quite gentle and NOCTURNAL, so if they’re roaming, they’ve probably gotten lost, been injured, and are looking for a place to hide.
Young opossums tend to try to climb into garbage cans when they’re starving. This is because THEY ARE LITERALLY STARVING. Don’t fucking shoot them or hit them with things because you wanna be some fucking macho top-of-the-food-chain cocksucker.
Mama possums are amazing mothers and if you encounter an “aggressive” opossum, it’s probably because she’s got babies hanging off her nipple and she’s freaking out. They’re clumsy. Sometimes they don’t hear you coming and  you catch each other off guard.
Wanna lure an opossum off of your property? You can set up a box with some greens and cat kibble in it, hide it well, and lure them out that way. They’re actually quite harmless and keep other predators away. they eat lotsa gross stuff.
Opossum mamas who get hit by cars often still have their helpless babies attached to them. Possums get a bad rep and people say they are “the dumbest animal”, but they are incredible creatures who have been around since the days of fucking dinosaurs so treat them well, okay?

Aww!!!
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unfriendlybambi:

f-emasculata:

REALLY just wanna take this chance to remind the people who follow me to not kill/trap opossums if they’re in your yard, and do not call animal control! Seriously.
Opossums are literally 100% BIOLOGICALLY INCAPABLE of carrying rabies. Their body temperature is too cool to incubate it properly.
Opossums are actually quite gentle and NOCTURNAL, so if they’re roaming, they’ve probably gotten lost, been injured, and are looking for a place to hide.
Young opossums tend to try to climb into garbage cans when they’re starving. This is because THEY ARE LITERALLY STARVING. Don’t fucking shoot them or hit them with things because you wanna be some fucking macho top-of-the-food-chain cocksucker.
Mama possums are amazing mothers and if you encounter an “aggressive” opossum, it’s probably because she’s got babies hanging off her nipple and she’s freaking out. They’re clumsy. Sometimes they don’t hear you coming and  you catch each other off guard.
Wanna lure an opossum off of your property? You can set up a box with some greens and cat kibble in it, hide it well, and lure them out that way. They’re actually quite harmless and keep other predators away. they eat lotsa gross stuff.
Opossum mamas who get hit by cars often still have their helpless babies attached to them. Possums get a bad rep and people say they are “the dumbest animal”, but they are incredible creatures who have been around since the days of fucking dinosaurs so treat them well, okay?

Aww!!!
Zoom Info
unfriendlybambi:

f-emasculata:

REALLY just wanna take this chance to remind the people who follow me to not kill/trap opossums if they’re in your yard, and do not call animal control! Seriously.
Opossums are literally 100% BIOLOGICALLY INCAPABLE of carrying rabies. Their body temperature is too cool to incubate it properly.
Opossums are actually quite gentle and NOCTURNAL, so if they’re roaming, they’ve probably gotten lost, been injured, and are looking for a place to hide.
Young opossums tend to try to climb into garbage cans when they’re starving. This is because THEY ARE LITERALLY STARVING. Don’t fucking shoot them or hit them with things because you wanna be some fucking macho top-of-the-food-chain cocksucker.
Mama possums are amazing mothers and if you encounter an “aggressive” opossum, it’s probably because she’s got babies hanging off her nipple and she’s freaking out. They’re clumsy. Sometimes they don’t hear you coming and  you catch each other off guard.
Wanna lure an opossum off of your property? You can set up a box with some greens and cat kibble in it, hide it well, and lure them out that way. They’re actually quite harmless and keep other predators away. they eat lotsa gross stuff.
Opossum mamas who get hit by cars often still have their helpless babies attached to them. Possums get a bad rep and people say they are “the dumbest animal”, but they are incredible creatures who have been around since the days of fucking dinosaurs so treat them well, okay?

Aww!!!
Zoom Info
unfriendlybambi:

f-emasculata:

REALLY just wanna take this chance to remind the people who follow me to not kill/trap opossums if they’re in your yard, and do not call animal control! Seriously.
Opossums are literally 100% BIOLOGICALLY INCAPABLE of carrying rabies. Their body temperature is too cool to incubate it properly.
Opossums are actually quite gentle and NOCTURNAL, so if they’re roaming, they’ve probably gotten lost, been injured, and are looking for a place to hide.
Young opossums tend to try to climb into garbage cans when they’re starving. This is because THEY ARE LITERALLY STARVING. Don’t fucking shoot them or hit them with things because you wanna be some fucking macho top-of-the-food-chain cocksucker.
Mama possums are amazing mothers and if you encounter an “aggressive” opossum, it’s probably because she’s got babies hanging off her nipple and she’s freaking out. They’re clumsy. Sometimes they don’t hear you coming and  you catch each other off guard.
Wanna lure an opossum off of your property? You can set up a box with some greens and cat kibble in it, hide it well, and lure them out that way. They’re actually quite harmless and keep other predators away. they eat lotsa gross stuff.
Opossum mamas who get hit by cars often still have their helpless babies attached to them. Possums get a bad rep and people say they are “the dumbest animal”, but they are incredible creatures who have been around since the days of fucking dinosaurs so treat them well, okay?

Aww!!!
Zoom Info

unfriendlybambi:

f-emasculata:

REALLY just wanna take this chance to remind the people who follow me to not kill/trap opossums if they’re in your yard, and do not call animal control! Seriously.

  1. Opossums are literally 100% BIOLOGICALLY INCAPABLE of carrying rabies. Their body temperature is too cool to incubate it properly.
  2. Opossums are actually quite gentle and NOCTURNAL, so if they’re roaming, they’ve probably gotten lost, been injured, and are looking for a place to hide.
  3. Young opossums tend to try to climb into garbage cans when they’re starving. This is because THEY ARE LITERALLY STARVING. Don’t fucking shoot them or hit them with things because you wanna be some fucking macho top-of-the-food-chain cocksucker.
  4. Mama possums are amazing mothers and if you encounter an “aggressive” opossum, it’s probably because she’s got babies hanging off her nipple and she’s freaking out. They’re clumsy. Sometimes they don’t hear you coming and  you catch each other off guard.
  5. Wanna lure an opossum off of your property? You can set up a box with some greens and cat kibble in it, hide it well, and lure them out that way. They’re actually quite harmless and keep other predators away. they eat lotsa gross stuff.
  6. Opossum mamas who get hit by cars often still have their helpless babies attached to them. Possums get a bad rep and people say they are “the dumbest animal”, but they are incredible creatures who have been around since the days of fucking dinosaurs so treat them well, okay?

Aww!!!

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howtoskinatiger:

raw-fed-pets:

cassieamyy:

catsteaks:

raw-fed-pets:

Photo 1: Whole Kangaroo carcass and 28 Whippet puppies

Photo 2: 10 minutes later..

Source

Dogs are carnivores, not omnivores, people

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Dogs are omnivores, people. They need vitamins from grains and certain vegetables. 
But, hey, let’s not trust people who went to school for animals.

-Dogs are carnivores. They have the stomach length and acidity (PH) of a carnivore. Their entire physiology is carnivorous; from their lack of grinding molars (omnivores/herbivores have these for plant material) to the lack of amylase in their saliva. Their jaws physically cannot even move side to side, nor can their pointed teeth crush plant material. Nor do they have the digestive enzymes required for digesting plant material. There are so many other physiological reasons but these are some of the main ones.

-The AAFCO decides the very nutrient requirement of dogs and the legal requirements of pet food companies. They clearly stated that dogs and cats do not need carbohydrates. Do you understand - even the AAFCO has said this. Dogs can get every single essential amino acid, vitamin and mineral from a raw diet that is done right (Prey Model). Carbohydrates such as vegetables are only in the food because they are required for the mixture stability, and because they are dirt cheap. Note that they make up around 50% of the majority of dry pet foods and are inflammatory, too high in omega 6, and linked to various illness (small bowel disease, cancer, periodontal disease-often leading to organ failure, diabetes, etc etc for miles).

-Vets are great at what they do, but they get very little nutritional training and when they do it is usually influenced by major brands such as Science Diet or Royal Canin. This is a highly intelligent marketing plan, as they target vets during vet school knowing that they may one day recommend their products to clients.

I’d even go as far as to say that a large chunk of my followers understand basic carnivore digestion and nutrient requirements better than the average vet. Thankfully there is a growing number of vets that are very knowledgeable in carnivore nutrition, and do not align themselves with food companies.

-If you own your own carnivores I would highly recommend searching ‘Dr Karen Becker’ on Youtube and learning a thing or two about carnivore nutrition. It is actually quite interesting, and most people notice significant changes in their pets overall health, mobility, teeth, and attitude. I often compare dry pet food to a human eating junk food along with a synthetic vitamin pill, so that they get the right ‘balance’. This is essentially what many pet food brands are doing.

I’ve noticed a lot of people confuse the fact that just because they can eat something does not mean they need to eat it. 

Dogs, like may other canids evolved the ability to eat things like grains, fruits and vegetables to get them through tough times and avoid starvation, or simply because they like the taste. That does not mean that they require them or that it should be a significant part of their diet. Dogs are carnivores first and foremost.

Do not buy your kid(s) a bunny this weekend!

earthandanimals:

Rabbits are a lot of work. They need a large space and plenty of excercise. They aren’t usually cuddly animals and I do not recommend them for children. Shelters are over run as it is. Do not crowd them more because you didn’t do crucial research. It is not fair to the bunny at all. An animal is not a toy to be thrown on a shelf when you are “bored” be a responsible owner and do not get any animal on a whim.

zooophagous:

ilovecephalopods:

ilovecephalopods:

bunnywith:

tsparks:

tortle:

catbuttcat:

rhamphotheca:

State of Idaho plans to poison up to 4,000 Common Ravens.

Justification: Ravens prey on the eggs of the imperiled Greater Sage-Grouse. Yet of 19 reasons for the grouse’s declining numbers, predation by other wildlife comes in at #12. Providing protected areas and requiring sustainable land management are the most important ways to conserve the grouse, not killing avian predators.

Join petition by Golden Eagle Audubon Society:

Sign the petition here.

(via: American Bird Conservancy)

It’s really close, please sign guys!

killing one species to ‘protect’ another is a horrible approach to anything. Have people not learned by now? And how many other animals would this inevitably poison? Ones that would also not only ingest the poison, but the poisoned bird carcasses.

What is wrong with people.

Crows and Ravens hold a sacred position in the Mythos of North America, they should be honored and revered not murdered. 

SIGN THIS PLEASE

I LOVE RAVENS SO MUCH PLEASE DON’T LET THEM KILL THESE RAVENS

PLEASE take a moment to sign and reblog! Corvids are my absolute favorite bird, they’re so smart and beautiful and absolutely amazing! I can’t believe this would be approved!

The most ridiculous part about this is that the sage grouse has become endangered due to human activities - us moving into their territory, etc., and there isn’t actually any proof that killing these ravens would do anything to protect the sage grouse! It might work and it might not, it’s basically just a shot in the dark, but either way this is NOT the answer! We need to change our own behavior, not punish an animal for being a predator!

Poisons are also extremely deadly to non target animals. This will kill more than ravens.

jtotheizzoe:

crownedrose:

perpetualartistsblock:

Request (sorta) by karamundy: something picturing non-dinosaurs that are often wrongly considered dinosaurs.

There’s probably other stuff I could’ve put in, but that’s basically everything I could think of.

Fun fact: this chart also doubles as a chart depicting what I can and cannot draw well.

I’m just going to put this on a t-shirt so I don’t have to explain it anymore haha.

Useful chart is useful.

Disappointed about the dragons, though.

scalestails:

whiskyrunner:

scalestails:

crotalinae:

featherling:

This is their facebook, where they have all of their information. I really want to get these birds to facilities that will treat them with respect and safety

this is horrific.

I’d like to think that maybe no one ever showed them how to train an educational bird to be on a glove… but I suspect they hold them in the medical style leg hold because they’re either incredibly uncomfortable with working with the birds or more likely want the birds to do the dramatic flapping that they rarely do when they feel secure on the glove (though I imagine they could be trained to do flapping things without flailing them about by their legs).

(Also the rough-legged hawk… I can just see the hawk getting its hip dislocated by the incompetent handler, and the thing he does with the great horned owl is beyond disgusting)

I watched this in rage. I want to punch that piece of shit in the face.

I saw this on Facebook. It makes me sick. What a terrible, disrespectful way for children to learn about such amazing predators. Swinging a kestrel around like it’s a toy airplane is not in any way educational. And I can guarantee that turkey vulture hasn’t been fed recently, or it would have vomited everywhere. Turkey vultures blanch when stressed and I have never seen a TuVu so pale. Makes me sick.

These people’s defense is that their hold is safe simply because it isn’t illegal. They’re using a bird-bander’s hold, which is intended to be used temporarily on a bird for the purposes of putting a band on its legs. In an extended period of time this becomes incredible stressful and taxing on the bird’s legs, ribs, hips, and wings (when they have to flap constantly to try and regain balance). If you’ve never seen a bird on glove, this is what it should look like:

This bird is basically sitting on a perch. It has room to adjust its grip and move its feet if it feels unbalanced (but a practiced handler makes for a steady perch). No one is invading this bird’s space. It isn’t panting open-mouthed like the birds in the video. Its wings are folded calmly. If you really wanted to demonstrate flapping behaviour or to show the wingspan, it’s as simple as gently tilting the glove, and the bird will automatically open its wings for balance - no training necessary. This is how raptors should be used for education - with respect, without having to put your hands on it or wrench it up and down to make it flap.

The organization in the video has been bombarded with messages from fellow rehabbers, educators, falconers, and biologists, but they’re deleting and blocking all comments on their Facebook page that they deem “negative”. If you want to get involved, please contact Karen Cleveland, All-Bird Biologist, Michigan Department of Natural Resources at clevelandk1@michigan.gov or sign this petition. These birds need to be handled with respect. Better yet, they should be transferred to a facility that won’t mistreat them.

Reblogging again for the comentary.

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