July312014
radicology:

monobeartheater:

quiescense:

koli-chan:

bashdoard:

wetookthe405:

WHAT KIND OF AD IS THIS

A REALLY EFFECTIVE ONE SAVE THE FROGS

SAVE THE GODDAMN FROGS

SAVE THE FROGS HOLY SHIT SAVE THE FROGS


SAVE THE FROGS PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD

 SAVE THE GODDAMNED FROGS JUST DO IT PLEASE

radicology:

monobeartheater:

quiescense:

koli-chan:

bashdoard:

wetookthe405:

WHAT KIND OF AD IS THIS

A REALLY EFFECTIVE ONE SAVE THE FROGS

SAVE THE GODDAMN FROGS

SAVE THE FROGS HOLY SHIT SAVE THE FROGS

SAVE THE FROGS PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD

SAVE THE GODDAMNED FROGS JUST DO IT PLEASE

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July302014

papercutpeony:

purplekecleon:

koryos:

If you love Scottish fold cats, I’m going to tell you something you don’t want to hear. Please, please read on anyway. If you are considering adopting a Scottish fold, PLEASE continue reading. This information needs to be more widely known.

In 2008, the Journal of Small Animal practice released a short report on disorders associated with breeds of cats. In this report, the authors mentioned the Scottish fold:

People who own them may be “charmed” by their round faces and open expression (and they may not realise that the reason the cats do not move around too much is because they are variably crippled with arthritis).1

The gene that causes the cute fold in the Scottish fold’s ear also leads to the development of a degenerative disorder called osteochondrodysplasia. ALL Scottish folds have this disorder, whether they show symptoms or not- the fold in their ears is caused by a cartilage deformity that also affects their joints.

Osteochondrodysplasia leads to crippling osteoarthritis, which affects Scottish folds at much younger ages than other breeds of cats. In cats heterozygous for the gene, the disease’s progression can be seen in cats as young as six months. In homozygous cats, it can be seen as early as seven weeks old.

Affected cats may be grossly deformed, with short wide limbs and a short, inflexible tail. They show lameness, swollen wrist (carpal) and ankle (tarsal) joints, have an abnormal gait, and are reluctant to move and jump. Severely affected individuals become crippled and unable to walk.

Many affected cats are euthanased earlier in life due to the profound effects of this disease.2

The breed is often described as “placid” and “calm.” This is due to the fact that they are constantly in pain due to this disorder. Even in mild, ‘asymptomatic’ cases which can occur in heterozygous cats, they may still be experiencing pain due to cats’ tendency to hide their suffering.

Many breeders of Scottish folds claim that not all heterozygous cats have the disorder, because the studies that examined the cats (which were all, heterozygous or not, shown to have it) had small sample sizes.

In 2003, Lorraine Shelton, a specialist in genetic diseases, offered to pay for 300 x-rays of healthy adult Scottish folds to prove that the disorder was not present in some heterozygous cats.

…She has asked a list of 300 Scottish Fold breeders from around the world to go to their vet to get X-rays done. She had offered to pay for these X-rays but not a single breeder had taken up that offer. You could not know whether this problem existed unless an X-ray was taken. If somebody would send her an X-ray of a healthy hind leg of a folded eared cat, she would be grateful as she wanted to see the very first one.3

To date, no one has taken her up on the offer. The breeders’ unwillingness to have their cats examined speaks volumes. The authors of all studies on these cats agree: it ethically wrong to continue breeding these cats.

It disturbs me that any breeder would knowingly continue to create animals that will be in pain throughout their lives. As a cat lover myself, I am begging you, please do not buy Scottish folds. Do not support these unethical breeding practices, or the concept that it is acceptable to intentionally breed unhealthy animals for the sake of how they look.

Citations

Breed-related disorders of cats (discusses issues with other breeds as well)

Genetic welfare problems of companion animals: osteochondrodysplasia (a thorough description of the disease and its prevalence)

FIFe meeting notes (leading to a decision not to recognize Scottish folds as an offical breed due to the disorder)

There was also a follow-up email about Shelton’s offer which can be read here.

Studies on osteochondrodysplasia in Scottish Folds

Osteochondrodysplasia in Scottish Fold cats

Incomplete dominant osteochondrodysplasia in heterozygous Scottish Fold cats (this is the source of the above x-ray pictures)

Before you buy ANY animal, please do your research. If a breed suffers from high incidences of genetic disorders, don’t use your money to support the creation of more animal suffering.

This is important enough to be posted to my main blog. I know I reblogged this months and months ago, but not enough people know about this.

There is absolutely no way to “cure” the Scottish folds of this. The gene that causes the ear to look so cute and floppy is because of the cartilage not forming properly, which is what causes the health problems — even in cats that are bred Fold x Non Fold.

What’s fucking worse is that they’re cross breeding Scottish folds with other cats. As soon as I saw them crossed with Sphynxes (anyone who follows me is probably aware of the three Sphynxes we have and how much I love them), my heart sank. This is called a “Skinderlop”

Breeding is supposed to be about breeding healthy cats/animals free of defects, and about examining mutations to see what the health risks are, if there are any. It is not supposed to be about creating more cats who are doomed to horrible health problems from birth. That is so cruel it’s unbelievable - and people still defend this breed’s continued existence…

If you know anyone who is looking into getting a kitten from a breeder, PLEASE let them know about the health problems associated with Scottish folds and cross breeds so that they don’t continue to support this sort of thing. It is needlessly cruel.

That, and the teacup dog breeds…. NEVER AGAIN will I think anything like that is “cute”… if there were an animal like this in adoption though, I’d definitely care for it so it can at least live out the rest of its life w/ someone who actually cares about their health… 

Humans are so messed up :|

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11PM

caswithashotgun:

caswithashotgun:

"if you don’t consider breasts sexual organs then why do you care if i grab them"
well EXCUSE ME BUT IF I JUST STRUTTED UP AND GRABBED YOUR EAR AND FELT IT UP LIKE MMMM YEAH BABY I BET YOU HEAR REAAAL GOOD WOULD YOU NOT BE UNCOMFORTABLE

glad to see y’all spreading the word

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11PM
psych2go:

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Fact submitted by: bonjourtammy

psych2go:

For more posts like these, go visit psych2go

Psych2go features various psychological findings and myths. In the future, psych2go attempts to include sources to posts for the purpose of generating discussions and commentaries. This will give readers a chance to critically examine psychology.

Fact submitted by: bonjourtammy

11PM
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Madoka. (*´▽`*)

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11PM

matsuoka-rinrin:

I want to be a penguin keeper, or treasure hunter or maybe even a diver!

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11PM
sixpenceee:

MEMORIA: PSYCHOLOGICAL HORROR SHORT ANIMATION FILM
A guy stumbles into an abandoned house dark. He soon starts to have visions as well as experience supernatural events. The lights start to flicker, the hallways seem to never end, and the ending will make your day a little bit more grey. 
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sixpenceee:

MEMORIA: PSYCHOLOGICAL HORROR SHORT ANIMATION FILM

A guy stumbles into an abandoned house dark. He soon starts to have visions as well as experience supernatural events. The lights start to flicker, the hallways seem to never end, and the ending will make your day a little bit more grey. 

WATCH IT HERE

PREVIOUS SHORT HORROR FILM RECOMMENDATION: MOTHER DIED

9PM

servent-alearika:

rosettakat:

thatgirlcanlift:

wreckedxteen:

canna-bish:

Thank you so fucking much.

im in teaaars

I will never not reblog this because this guy right here is the best example you could ever have for how to care for an animal in need.

Props to this guy. Thank you for doing what the rest of us wernt around for.

this gives me hope for man kind. There are still good people who love animals out there. He is awesome.

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8PM

brookeherron:

listoflifehacks:

If you like this list of life hacks, follow ListOfLifeHacks for more like it!

OMG the hot dog one

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8PM

sewbergamzee:

tuucker:

when youre walking past a dead body in a horror game and it suddenly comes back to life

image

Oh my god you can almost hear the pug’s screams. 

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8PM
momiji-sakura:

kezziez:

psych2go:

Our psychological state allows us to see only what we want/need/feel to see at a particular time. What are the first three words that you see?

This would be an interesting thing to see other people try.
I got: Love, Beauty, Success

Took a few minutes but, popularity, lust???, and youth.

momiji-sakura:

kezziez:

psych2go:

Our psychological state allows us to see only what we want/need/feel to see at a particular time. What are the first three words that you see?

This would be an interesting thing to see other people try.

I got: Love, Beauty, Success

Took a few minutes but, popularity, lust???, and youth.

(via psych2go)

6PM
4PM

unslaad-krosis:

cynicallifter:

y0itskameron:

fakenasty:

omg

OH MY GOD

Shane! Watch this right nowwwwwwww

cynicallifter AAAAAAAAAHHHHH

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