derwiduhudar:

"When in their natural surroundings—not on factory farms—pigs are social, playful, protective animals who bond with each other, make nests, relax in the sun, and cool off in the mud. Pigs are known to dream, recognize their own names, learn “tricks" like sitting for a treat, and lead social lives of a complexity previously observed only in primates. Many pigs even sleep in ‘pig piles,’ much like dogs. Some love to cuddle and others prefer space. People who run animal sanctuaries that include pigs note that they are more similar to humans than you would guess. Like humans, pigs enjoy listening to music, playing with soccer balls, and getting massages. Pigs can even play video games! Pigs communicate constantly with one another. More than 20 of their oinks, grunts, and squeals have been identified for different situations, from wooing their mates to expressing hunger. Newborn piglets learn to run to their mothers’ voices, and mother pigs sing to their young while nursing. Pigs have very long memories. Dr. Stanley Curtis, formerly of Penn State University, put a ball, a Frisbee, and a dumbbell in front of several pigs and was able to teach them to jump over, sit next to, or fetch any of the objects when asked to, and they could distinguish between the objects three years later. Biologist Tina Widowski studies pigs and marvels at their intelligence: “When I was working with the monkeys, I used to look at them and say: ‘If you were a pig, you would have this figured out by now.’” Scientists at the University of Illinois have learned that not only do pigs have temperature preferences, they also will learn through trial and error how to turn on the heat in a cold barn if given the chance and turn it off again when they are too warm. Pigs don’t “sweat like pigs”; they are actually unable to sweat, and they like to bathe in water or mud in order to keep cool. One woman developed a shower for her pigs, and they learned to turn it on and off. Pigs have been known to save the lives of others, including their human friends. According to London’s The Mirror, “a pet piglet called Pru was praised by her owner … after dragging her free from a muddy bog.” The owner said, “I was panicking when I was stuck in the bog. I did not know what to do and I think Pru sensed that. … I had a rope with me that I use as a dog lead and I put it around her. I was shouting ‘Go home, go home’ and she walked forward, slowly pulling me out of the mud.” In addition to Pru, there is Priscilla, a pig who saved a young boy from drowning; Spammy, who led firefighters to a burning shed to save her calf friend Spot; and Lulu, who found help for her human companion, who had collapsed from a heart attack. A pig named Tunia chased away an intruder, and another, named Mona, held a fleeing suspect’s leg until the police arrived. Many pigs in sanctuaries ended up in new homes after jumping off of slaughterhouse-bound trucks and escaping, and in England, a stone carving of a pig named Butch was placed upon a historic cathedral after Butch and his friend Sundance escaped from a slaughterhouse and roamed the country for several days before being captured. Fortunately, a national outcry against slaughter allowed Butch and Sundance to go to a sanctuary.” Read more

The things written above are correct.
BUT these pictures are actually showing something cruel. I’ve seen the story on the news. It’s on a pigfarm in Japan (I think it was Japan) where the framer throws down his pigs off this gangplank, every day. They are scared and really try to get back, but they can’t turn around, and the farmer keeps on pushing until they have no choice but falling down into the water.
And all this is done, because the farmer says, it makes the meat more tender…
Please, don’t use such pictures, without knowing, where they come from. It makes uns vegans unreliable.

derwiduhudar:

"When in their natural surroundings—not on factory farms—pigs are social, playful, protective animals who bond with each other, make nests, relax in the sun, and cool off in the mud. Pigs are known to dream, recognize their own names, learn “tricks" like sitting for a treat, and lead social lives of a complexity previously observed only in primates. Many pigs even sleep in ‘pig piles,’ much like dogs. Some love to cuddle and others prefer space.

People who run animal sanctuaries that include pigs note that they are more similar to humans than you would guess. Like humans, pigs enjoy listening to music, playing with soccer balls, and getting massages. Pigs can even play video games!

Pigs communicate constantly with one another. More than 20 of their oinks, grunts, and squeals have been identified for different situations, from wooing their mates to expressing hunger. Newborn piglets learn to run to their mothers’ voices, and mother pigs sing to their young while nursing.

Pigs have very long memories. Dr. Stanley Curtis, formerly of Penn State University, put a ball, a Frisbee, and a dumbbell in front of several pigs and was able to teach them to jump over, sit next to, or fetch any of the objects when asked to, and they could distinguish between the objects three years later.

Biologist Tina Widowski studies pigs and marvels at their intelligence: “When I was working with the monkeys, I used to look at them and say: ‘If you were a pig, you would have this figured out by now.’”

Scientists at the University of Illinois have learned that not only do pigs have temperature preferences, they also will learn through trial and error how to turn on the heat in a cold barn if given the chance and turn it off again when they are too warm.

Pigs don’t “sweat like pigs”; they are actually unable to sweat, and they like to bathe in water or mud in order to keep cool. One woman developed a shower for her pigs, and they learned to turn it on and off.

Pigs have been known to save the lives of others, including their human friends. According to London’s The Mirror, “a pet piglet called Pru was praised by her owner … after dragging her free from a muddy bog.” The owner said, “I was panicking when I was stuck in the bog. I did not know what to do and I think Pru sensed that. … I had a rope with me that I use as a dog lead and I put it around her. I was shouting ‘Go home, go home’ and she walked forward, slowly pulling me out of the mud.”

In addition to Pru, there is Priscilla, a pig who saved a young boy from drowning; Spammy, who led firefighters to a burning shed to save her calf friend Spot; and Lulu, who found help for her human companion, who had collapsed from a heart attack. A pig named Tunia chased away an intruder, and another, named Mona, held a fleeing suspect’s leg until the police arrived.

Many pigs in sanctuaries ended up in new homes after jumping off of slaughterhouse-bound trucks and escaping, and in England, a stone carving of a pig named Butch was placed upon a historic cathedral after Butch and his friend Sundance escaped from a slaughterhouse and roamed the country for several days before being captured. Fortunately, a national outcry against slaughter allowed Butch and Sundance to go to a sanctuary.”

Read more

The things written above are correct.

BUT these pictures are actually showing something cruel. I’ve seen the story on the news. It’s on a pigfarm in Japan (I think it was Japan) where the framer throws down his pigs off this gangplank, every day. They are scared and really try to get back, but they can’t turn around, and the farmer keeps on pushing until they have no choice but falling down into the water.

And all this is done, because the farmer says, it makes the meat more tender…

Please, don’t use such pictures, without knowing, where they come from. It makes uns vegans unreliable.

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wearemagnetised:

hamandheroin:

The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily so they can meet their quota of getting FREE FOOD donated every day to abused and neglected animals in their shelters.
It takes less than a minute (only about 15 seconds actually) to go to their site and click on the purple box titled, ‘Click Here to Give - it’s FREE!’. Every click gives about .6 bowls of food to sheltered dogs. You can also click daily!
Keep in mind that this does not cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising. [via.]
Go to the website here.

doesn’t cost you a cent, just a click.

wearemagnetised:

hamandheroin:

The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily so they can meet their quota of getting FREE FOOD donated every day to abused and neglected animals in their shelters.

It takes less than a minute (only about 15 seconds actually) to go to their site and click on the purple box titled, ‘Click Here to Give - it’s FREE!’. Every click gives about .6 bowls of food to sheltered dogs. You can also click daily!

Keep in mind that this does not cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising. [via.]

Go to the website here.

doesn’t cost you a cent, just a click.

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touchmytentacles:

I’ll have these babies in my life once more soon!

touchmytentacles:

I’ll have these babies in my life once more soon!



animalconnectiontx:

#animalconnectiontx

animalconnectiontx:

#animalconnectiontx

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sea-shepherd:

YES, big props to India for leading the way and treating out seafaring brethren with the same rights as humans.
Read the article here. http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/indias-bans-exploitation-dolphins-says-they-should-be-seen-non-human-persons.html

sea-shepherd:

YES, big props to India for leading the way and treating out seafaring brethren with the same rights as humans.

Read the article here.
http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/indias-bans-exploitation-dolphins-says-they-should-be-seen-non-human-persons.html

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I knew it…

…just when my hope grew, to be able to adopt a dog, this all got smashed, today.

Sure…two cats AND a dog would obviously be way too much! And think about the oh-so-expensive wood floor!

I’d really like to know, what they’d have said if I’d told them, I was pregnant. Two cats AND a baby is way too much???

No, of course not! Because a fucking all-night-screaming-baby is okay, but a good educated, adult dog is a no-go!

What a fucking shithole we live in…



First step is done!

Okay, so today I asked the other tenants in the house, they are totally okay with us adopting a dog!

Let’s see where this may lead us….


veganfemiatheist:

This Little guy needs your help! Please Reblog to get him seen!
FLORIDA
VIA North East Florida Bully Lovers
B-25 D#1019627 Male Baby Bully mix NEEDS RESCUE HELP, black with white in color, approx. 10 weeks old. Large open wound down caudal dorsum consistent with chemical or contact burn or traumatic debridement/injury.
This sweet puppy was brought in by a citizen who found the dog on Highway 50. Very sweet dog. Shelter will release out on a medical foster NOW if a rescue steps up. This dog would do much better in a home environment as opposed to a kennel environment. We are beyond capacity at the shelter, does anyone have any room for this sweetheart. It will more than likely need repeated follow up visits by a Vet. Hernando County Animal Services  19450 Oliver Street Brooksville, FLORIDA 34601  (352) 796-5062 Fax (352) 796-3746  ac@co.hernando.fl.us scaskie@co.hernando.fl.us sfinch@co.hernando.fl.us

veganfemiatheist:

This Little guy needs your help! Please Reblog to get him seen!

FLORIDA

VIA North East Florida Bully Lovers

B-25 D#1019627 Male Baby Bully mix NEEDS RESCUE HELP, black with white in color, approx. 10 weeks old. Large open wound down caudal dorsum consistent with chemical or contact burn or traumatic debridement/injury.

This sweet puppy was brought in by a citizen who found the dog on Highway 50. Very sweet dog. Shelter will release out on a medical foster NOW if a rescue steps up. This dog would do much better in a home environment as opposed to a kennel environment. We are beyond capacity at the shelter, does anyone have any room for this sweetheart. It will more than likely need repeated follow up visits by a Vet.

Hernando County Animal Services
19450 Oliver Street
Brooksville, FLORIDA 34601 
(352) 796-5062
Fax (352) 796-3746 
ac@co.hernando.fl.us
scaskie@co.hernando.fl.us
sfinch@co.hernando.fl.us

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Today I fell in love with a little Chihuahua.

My best friend and I visited a shelter, and that’s where I met this lovely little chocolate-brown doggie. We liked each other from the very first second.

The poor girl cried…I just wanted to take her with me, right away.


ecowatchorg:

Americans Unite to Sue EPA Demanding Protection of Bees
Last week, the beekeeping industry filed legal action against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approving a new bee-harming pesticide.
Despite evidence about the harms of the new pesticide, and research questions left unanswered, in May, the EPA approved the full registration of sulfoxaflor. The active ingredient is similar to that of neonicotinoid; it acts on the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor in insects and causes similarly harmful impacts on bees’ brains.
The EPA dismissed concerns outrightly and instead pointed to a need for sulfoxaflor by industry and agriculture groups to control insects resistant to pesticide technologies. The EPA is unable (or unwilling) to act decisively to protect bees, and has instead fast-tracked the new pesticide to market.
http://ecowatch.com/2013/americans-sue-epa-demanding-protection-of-bees/

ecowatchorg:

Americans Unite to Sue EPA Demanding Protection of Bees


Last week, the beekeeping industry filed legal action against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approving a new bee-harming pesticide.

Despite evidence about the harms of the new pesticide, and research questions left unanswered, in May, the EPA approved the full registration of sulfoxaflor. The active ingredient is similar to that of neonicotinoid; it acts on the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor in insects and causes similarly harmful impacts on bees’ brains.

The EPA dismissed concerns outrightly and instead pointed to a need for sulfoxaflor by industry and agriculture groups to control insects resistant to pesticide technologies. The EPA is unable (or unwilling) to act decisively to protect bees, and has instead fast-tracked the new pesticide to market.

http://ecowatch.com/2013/americans-sue-epa-demanding-protection-of-bees/

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weeptowaterthetrees:

marinelandanimaldefense:

Social Media Tuesday.  Everyone does NOT love MarineLand! Share this image and encourage friends and family to join us! 
marinelandanimaldefense.com I fb.com/marinelandanimaldefense I twitter.com/marinelandAD 

TRUTH

weeptowaterthetrees:

marinelandanimaldefense:

Social Media Tuesday.

Everyone does NOT love MarineLand! Share this image and encourage friends and family to join us!

marinelandanimaldefense.com I fb.com/marinelandanimaldefense I twitter.com/marinelandAD

TRUTH

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myvegansoul:

Veterinarian Sits In A Parked Car For 30 Minutes To Show What It Does To Your Pet

Dr Ernie Ward has spent most of his career trying to get us to treat our pets better. Here, he sits in a parked car for 30 minutes to show you how hot is really does get when you leave your pet there. Listen to your veterinarians. You may not think it, but they are doing essentially human-level medical science on pets, not just giving your pooch a bath. (x)

And this is exactly why I call the cops on people who do this.

DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PETS IN THE CAR.

don’t get pissed at me when i break your windows to fucking SAVE YOUR PETS LIFE because you were too fucking dumb 

This is important!

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