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August 2014
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fuckyeahballpythons:

crazy-fish-lady:

fuckyeahballpythons:

fuckyeahballpythons:

applepythons:

Just a head’s up - Matt White Reptiles on Facebook decided the proper reaction to a one star review was to post pictures of the girl who left it and have all his lackeys attack her appearance. 

Kinda regretting my recent purchase from him now :/ For sure he won’t be getting any more money from me, and I told him as much. Fucking douchebag.

That is some completely hateful, petty, and fucking racist misogynistic bullshit right here. What a disgusting person who resorts to slander just because they got a low review. 

Well, looks like the page was already taken down. I didn’t get a chance to screencap everything but whatever, this is evidence enough.

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Also look at that piss pot excuse making.

Congrats Matt White Reptiles, now your reputation is as a hate mongering pissbaby who can’t handle criticism like an adult.

I believe i found the review applepythons was talking about, just see how he reacts to it;

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I have blocked out her name and picture because im not sure if she wants it on tumblr or not (though I do believe she has what he said in her icon) but man this guy is nuts!! He acted like a complete child over it. He doesn’t sound like a professional to me.

Definitely not a professional. This is pathetic.

August 2014
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NY Law Bans ‘Tiger Selfies’

panthxra:

New York’s Internet Romeos will have to find new ways to attract mates now that it’s illegal to pose for photos with a tiger, lion or other big cat — a practice popular on online dating sites but denounced by wildlife advocates as potentially dangerous to both man and beast.

The law signed this week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo prohibits direct contact between members of the public and big cats at traveling animal shows and fairs. Animal exhibitors would face fines for each violation.

So-called tiger selfies have emerged as popular profile photos on online dating sites, with users — generally young men — looking to stand out by posting a photo of themselves with the dangerous predators.

Wildlife advocates say the trend is not only hazardous to humans but encourages mistreatment of endangered animals. The big cats are often taken from their mothers as cubs, poorly cared for and then neglected or discarded when they grow up.

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#news   #big cats   #wild cats   #felidae   #tigers   #lions   #direct contact   #cub petting   
August 2014
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fuckyeahballpythons:

applepythons:

Just a head’s up - Matt White Reptiles on Facebook decided the proper reaction to a one star review was to post pictures of the girl who left it and have all his lackeys attack her appearance. 

Kinda regretting my recent purchase from him now :/ For sure he won’t be getting any more money from me, and I told him as much. Fucking douchebag.

That is some completely hateful, petty, and fucking racist misogynistic bullshit right here. What a disgusting person who resorts to slander just because they got a low review. 

August 2014
19

Anonymous asked

In about a year or so, I plan on bringing 2 cats with me to China. I would leave them at home but even when I take week trips somewhere they start to show signs of anxiety (according to my mom). I plan on being there for a year, so what will make the flight/move better for them? They're also currently indoor/outdoor cats, but I want them to be indoor cats when I get to China, so how can I make sure they're content with not getting outside? Would a climbing structure or something help?

Also, the two cats are used to having 2 dogs around the house. While I feel the removal of one dog may help them be a bit more relaxed, they play quite frequently with the other. I just want this to be as easy as possible on them. Would it just be healthier to leave them at home after all? I feel they’d be better taken care of if they were with me…

It’s all about enrichment. Providing adequate enrichment should prevent them from missing their canine pal or the outdoors too badly.

You will need a climbing structure / scratching post. Cats enjoy being up high so the post should be tall, and sturdy enough to climb and play on. Mountain Cat Trees and Purrfect Post offer excellent cat trees, scratching posts, and shelves. You could also build your own! There are so many different sets of instructions out there.

Make sure to set aside time for interactive play, also provide plenty of toys. If they get stressed when you’re not home you can set aside toys for them to use only when you’re not home, give them something to look forward to - puzzle feeders are great, a game and something nice to eat! You can also feed in different spots to keep them on their toes and promote exercise. 

As for the actual trip, here are some tips on safe feline travel. Do we have any cat owners in or from China with additional advice?

-Ry

#anonymous   #asks   
August 2014
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Indoor Cat Initiative 

notactuallycute:

New blog, for all the indoor/outdoor crap we get here and animalwelfarists.

-Ry

August 2014
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thepeoplesrecord:

In 2014, Colorado oil & gas spills are happening twice a dayAugust 1, 2014
The more they drill, the more they spill. And the part about telling residents about it, not so much.
A Denver Post analysis of Colorado oil and gas spills so far in 2014 reveals that they are happening twice a day “and usually without anyone telling residents.”
That rate, 467 spills for the first 7 months of this year, suggests that the state will surpass last year’s record of 575, the paper reported, due to a surge in oil and gas development and more stringent reporting rules. The state oil and gas commission said that tougher enforcement is also a factor.
Colorado now has about 52,000 active oil and gas wells, with much of the recent growth occurring along the populous Front Range north and northeast of Denver. The rapid pace of drilling and its proximity to many communities has sparked a simmering revolt, with the prospect looming of an epic election season battle over ballot proposals to allow more local control of oil and gas development. A drive to obtain enough signatures to place those measures on the ballot will conclude on August 4.
Since 2010, the paper reported, about 21 percent of the nearly 2,500 reported spills have contaminated either ground or surface water.
New rules implemented this year by the oil and gas commission require operators to notify the agency whenever more than 210 gallons are released, a tougher requirement than the previous threshold of 840 gallons. Other parties that must be notified include the landowner where the spill takes place, state health officials if water is contaminated, and someone from local government.
But as the paper reports, “government officials generally don’t announce spills or otherwise notify nearby residents.”
That prompted a sharp response from Pete Maysmith, executive director of Conservation Colorado. “These oil and gas companies are engaging in a heavy industrial activity – right over the backyard fence in some instances. And with that comes the responsibility of telling people who could be affected when something goes wrong.”
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thepeoplesrecord:

In 2014, Colorado oil & gas spills are happening twice a day
August 1, 2014

The more they drill, the more they spill. And the part about telling residents about it, not so much.

A Denver Post analysis of Colorado oil and gas spills so far in 2014 reveals that they are happening twice a day “and usually without anyone telling residents.”

That rate, 467 spills for the first 7 months of this year, suggests that the state will surpass last year’s record of 575, the paper reported, due to a surge in oil and gas development and more stringent reporting rules. The state oil and gas commission said that tougher enforcement is also a factor.

Colorado now has about 52,000 active oil and gas wells, with much of the recent growth occurring along the populous Front Range north and northeast of Denver. The rapid pace of drilling and its proximity to many communities has sparked a simmering revolt, with the prospect looming of an epic election season battle over ballot proposals to allow more local control of oil and gas development. A drive to obtain enough signatures to place those measures on the ballot will conclude on August 4.

Since 2010, the paper reported, about 21 percent of the nearly 2,500 reported spills have contaminated either ground or surface water.

New rules implemented this year by the oil and gas commission require operators to notify the agency whenever more than 210 gallons are released, a tougher requirement than the previous threshold of 840 gallons. Other parties that must be notified include the landowner where the spill takes place, state health officials if water is contaminated, and someone from local government.

But as the paper reports, “government officials generally don’t announce spills or otherwise notify nearby residents.”

That prompted a sharp response from Pete Maysmith, executive director of Conservation Colorado. “These oil and gas companies are engaging in a heavy industrial activity – right over the backyard fence in some instances. And with that comes the responsibility of telling people who could be affected when something goes wrong.”

Source

August 2014
18

praatpaal replied to your post “Apparently cheese is bad for dogs”

There’s actually not much lactose in most cheese, usually it’s only 1 or 2%.

Yeah, which is why it’s okay to give your dog on occasion in small quantities? 

-Ry

#praatpaal   #replies   
August 2014
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Anonymous asked

What's your opinion on people petitioning against Whole Foods selling rabbit meat?

animalwelfarists:

Personally, I have no issue with the consumption of rabbit meat. I do believe meat rabbits should be raised in the best of conditions and must be dispatched humanely, as should all meat animals. 

If inhumane treatment is what is being protested, then I agree. I would not be surprised to hear suppliers mistreat their animals as that is how the mainstream meat industry operates. If it’s just the fact that rabbit meat is a thing some people enjoy, though, then I think it’s silly to protest.

Rabbits are cute and make great companions, but so do cows and sheep and chickens. If you’re going to eat one you should not complain about people eating another.

I can’t speak for the other mods, though.

-Ry

Seconding everything Ry said. My thoughts exactly.

- Dark

August 2014
18

Anonymous asked

Apparently cheese is bad for dogs

Yes, in large quantities and if fed often. Most dogs are lactose intolerant, a lot of cheese poses the risk of diarrhea and that’s no fun for either party. It’s okay for most dogs as an occasional treat, though.

-Ry

#cheese   #dogs   #domestic dogs   #canidae   #pets   #pet care   #dog care   #treats   #dog treats   #anonymous   #asks