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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.

stonetemplepilots:

malformalady:

An eye-catching two-toned lobster called Harley Quinn has become even more striking after moulting to reveal electric blue skin down one side of his body. The sea creature had surprised experts after it was caught in 2010 with a yellow, red and black body, buts its unusual appearance has intensified with each moult and it now has electric blue colouring. The lobster named Harley Quinn is pictured centre, with his two old coats, which have been carefully preserved.

I want one

veggiepoweredstripper:

shyghost:

SeaWorld just got busted by a US government agency for violating the Animal Welfare Act — and we may have a rare chance to end its animal cruelty for good.

SeaWorld imprisons orca whales in tiny, cage-like tanks — and the USDA citation reveals conditions at the park are dangerous to the animals’ health. SeaWorld is still defending its barbaric practices, but huge pressure is building on the company.

In a surprise move, a Californian assemblyman has just introduced a law to make it illegal to keep orcas in captivity. This could change everything — but SeaWorld is already mounting a vicious campaign to defeat this assemblyman’s brave move. We need to tell the State of California that the public won’t accept SeaWorld’s imprisonment of orcas any longer.

California: Enact the Orca Welfare and Safety Act to stop SeaWorld’s imprisonment and torture of whales now.

More info here and here. And a trailer for the documentary on the cruelty of Seaworld, Blackfish, here. Similarly there’s a documentary called The Cove where a man works with dolphins and explains how captivity harms them, as well. TRIGGER WARNING FOR ANIMAL VIOLENCE AND DEATH IN BOTH DOCUMENTARIES.

You guys. You guys this is important. You don’t even need an account to sign the petition you just need to give your name an email address and a zipcode/areacode/whatever for whatever country you reside in. Go do it gogogogogo. Petition is HERE. They are so close to reaching their goal of 1,000,000 signatures.

SIGN!!!!

foxinu:

perfectdogs:

Retro pugs. 
This is a recreation of the original pug. They can do many things the modern pug can't, like going out in cold and heat and actually working. They are not perfect, but maybe one day they will be.

these are adorable. the tails aren’t so tightly curled either, which is nice.
just something to think about: Pug breeding in Germany is not the same as Pug breeding elsewhere. Germany has anti-torture breeding restrictions, due to breeds like Pugs and Pekes not being able to just be dogs. MPRV Pugs have longer legs, extended muzzles, less-tightly curled tails, and eyes that sit IN the head and look in the same direction!
this breeding practice needs to spread.
http://pedigreedogsexposed.blogspot.ca/2010/12/pugs-lets-face-it.html
"Qualzucht? Nein Danke!"
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foxinu:

perfectdogs:

Retro pugs. 
This is a recreation of the original pug. They can do many things the modern pug can't, like going out in cold and heat and actually working. They are not perfect, but maybe one day they will be.

these are adorable. the tails aren’t so tightly curled either, which is nice.
just something to think about: Pug breeding in Germany is not the same as Pug breeding elsewhere. Germany has anti-torture breeding restrictions, due to breeds like Pugs and Pekes not being able to just be dogs. MPRV Pugs have longer legs, extended muzzles, less-tightly curled tails, and eyes that sit IN the head and look in the same direction!
this breeding practice needs to spread.
http://pedigreedogsexposed.blogspot.ca/2010/12/pugs-lets-face-it.html
"Qualzucht? Nein Danke!"
Zoom Info

foxinu:

perfectdogs:

Retro pugs. 

This is a recreation of the original pug. They can do many things the modern pug can't, like going out in cold and heat and actually working. They are not perfect, but maybe one day they will be.

these are adorable. the tails aren’t so tightly curled either, which is nice.

just something to think about: Pug breeding in Germany is not the same as Pug breeding elsewhere. Germany has anti-torture breeding restrictions, due to breeds like Pugs and Pekes not being able to just be dogs. MPRV Pugs have longer legs, extended muzzles, less-tightly curled tails, and eyes that sit IN the head and look in the same direction!

this breeding practice needs to spread.

http://pedigreedogsexposed.blogspot.ca/2010/12/pugs-lets-face-it.html

"Qualzucht? Nein Danke!"

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