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October 2014
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animalwelfarists:

I’m looking to make connections with experienced pet owners, hobbyists, and breeders in my area which I can contact to assist in rescues if need be. The issue with the fish got me thinking, if I did rescue with them… what then?

I work a part time minimum wage retail job, I live with my parents and I’m just turning 19. I can’t afford to care for any pet I come across in need of rescuing. This is why I am looking for people on Long Island who I can keep in touch with via e-mail, skype, or text in case I come across an animal in desperate need of rescuing. 

I’m especially interested in contacts who are experienced with aquatic life and herps, but bird and small mammal people are excellent as well. I do not have any animal I need to rehome of find a foster for right this minute, but if such a situation arises I do not want to be stuck.

I wouldn’t trust any pet stores to find such an animal a good home, which is why I’m trying to create my own sort of network for the area. If you are not from Long Island please reblog this to spread the word.

Anyone can contact me here or my personal.

-Ry

I’m boosting this again, but I also want to specify that if you do become part of this ‘network’ you are not obligated to take an animal if called upon. Circumstances change, if you are unable to take in an animal for whatever reasons you can say so. That’s why I’m trying to create a network, so we don’t have to rely on one or two people.

-Ry

October 2014
19

I’m looking to make connections with experienced pet owners, hobbyists, and breeders in my area which I can contact to assist in rescues if need be. The issue with the fish got me thinking, if I did rescue with them… what then?

I work a part time minimum wage retail job, I live with my parents and I’m just turning 19. I can’t afford to care for any pet I come across in need of rescuing. This is why I am looking for people on Long Island who I can keep in touch with via e-mail, skype, or text in case I come across an animal in desperate need of rescuing. 

I’m especially interested in contacts who are experienced with aquatic life and herps, but bird and small mammal people are excellent as well. I do not have any animal I need to rehome of find a foster for right this minute, but if such a situation arises I do not want to be stuck.

I wouldn’t trust any pet stores to find such an animal a good home, which is why I’m trying to create my own sort of network for the area. If you are not from Long Island please reblog this to spread the word.

Anyone can contact me here or my personal.

-Ry

October 2014
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aromatross:

notactuallycute:

toastedpopsicle:

malformalady:

Empty Crystal Head Vodka bottles re-purposed into aquariums
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notactuallycute way to small for an actual fish of any size.

Also no filter or heater, the only living thing this is suitable for is plant life.

This is a Siamese Fighting Fish, and they are meant to live in small containers, because in the wild they live in small puddles or ponds. They get stressed if the aquarium is bigger than a litre and as long as you keep the water clean, your fish will live a healthy and long life.
My boyfriend’s mother had a Siamese Fighting Fish and he lived for many years in a small bowl.
I’m no expert myself, but this is the information I know. And if you have anything to back up your sources I am happy to listen, I am just tossing in of what I know about these fishies.

I’m not an expert, either, but I know enough to tell you how wrong you are. I know what kind of fish it is, andI know that 1L is far too small. A betta needs a minimum of 2.5g (6.5L) but can thrive in much larger tanks if properly cared for.
They also need a heater and a filter, not just regular water changes. This ‘tank’ has neither, nor does it have any hides for the fish to retreat to. Wild bettas also do not live in puddles, they live in shallow and slow-moving bodies of water such as rice paddies, ponds, creeks, and rivers. In the wild a male betta can establish a territory of 10.7ft² (1m²). 
Educate yourself, don’t contribute to the abuse and neglect of these animals by perpetuating misinformation.
-Ry

aromatross:

notactuallycute:

toastedpopsicle:

malformalady:

Empty Crystal Head Vodka bottles re-purposed into aquariums

More on my Blogspot

notactuallycute way to small for an actual fish of any size.

Also no filter or heater, the only living thing this is suitable for is plant life.

This is a Siamese Fighting Fish, and they are meant to live in small containers, because in the wild they live in small puddles or ponds. They get stressed if the aquarium is bigger than a litre and as long as you keep the water clean, your fish will live a healthy and long life.

My boyfriend’s mother had a Siamese Fighting Fish and he lived for many years in a small bowl.

I’m no expert myself, but this is the information I know. And if you have anything to back up your sources I am happy to listen, I am just tossing in of what I know about these fishies.

I’m not an expert, either, but I know enough to tell you how wrong you are. I know what kind of fish it is, andI know that 1L is far too small. A betta needs a minimum of 2.5g (6.5L) but can thrive in much larger tanks if properly cared for.

They also need a heater and a filter, not just regular water changes. This ‘tank’ has neither, nor does it have any hides for the fish to retreat to. Wild bettas also do not live in puddles, they live in shallow and slow-moving bodies of water such as rice paddies, ponds, creeks, and rivers. In the wild a male betta can establish a territory of 10.7ft² (1m²)

Educate yourself, don’t contribute to the abuse and neglect of these animals by perpetuating misinformation.

-Ry

October 2014
19

Two things about this article

  1. I know it’s written from someone who works for the HSUS,a dubious organization at best, but the news was too important to pass up.
  2. Does this mean bestiality will be federally, explicitly illegal?! "There will be four categories under the new animal classification: Simple/gross neglect; intentional abuse and torture; organized abuse; and animal sexual abuse." I hope so, I really hope so. I hope all these pieces of shit talking about their animal raping get flagged bythe FBI and taken down.

-Ry

October 2014
19

Credit: Ivonne Wierink, Shutterstock

FBI Targets Animal Cruelty as a Serious Crime
by Sherry Ramsey
A recent decision by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) means animal cruelty crimes will soon be included within the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) - National Incident Based Reporting System — an action that will most certainly advance how law enforcement officials understand and act to prevent these often violent crimes. Equally important, these cases may serve as an early warning to alert the criminal justice system to individuals who pose a future danger to the community. 
When this change goes into effect in 2015, federal law will regard animal cruelty as a crime against society and a Group A offense, a category that includes crimes of a serious nature, including arson, burglary, kidnapping and homicide. 
There will be four categories under the new animal classification: Simple/gross neglect; intentional abuse and torture; organized abuse; and animal sexual abuse. These crimes will soon be reported to the FBI UCR program as a separate, distinct category, along with other major offenses like murder and assault.
The UCR is considered the most comprehensive source of crime statistics in the United States. The program was originally conceived in 1929 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to help provide reliable uniform crime statistics within the country. In 1930, the FBI was tasked with collecting, publishing and archiving those statistics to make them more consistently available for analysis. This new designation of animal cruelty crimes as a separate category will send an important message, as well as provide for meaningful research and analysis.
This is a significant departure from the current system, which places animal cruelty crimes under a general “all other offense” category. There, the crimes often attract less interest from law enforcement officials and provide limited ability for research and study. 
One of the reasons for this change may stem from the numerous studies which suggest animal cruelty is a red flag for future violent crimes against humans. The FBI has been aware of this link for decades. 
FBI Special Agent Alan Brantley stated that when the agency conducted interviews with 36 serial murderers and asked them about their histories of animal cruelty, many described killing and torturing animals as children. Forty-six percent admitted they had harmed animals in adolescence. 
A number of organizations and animal advocates led the push to get animal crimes included in the UCR, including the National Sheriff’s Association and its president and interim executive director, John Thompson. This push is expected to eventually advance the understanding of such crimes.
"The National Sheriffs’ Association is committed to providing law enforcement officers with information about the realities of animal abuse and its close link to other crimes," said Thompson. "We are gratified by the FBI’s response and [FBI] Director Comey’s commitment to improve public safety."

Credit: Ivonne WierinkShutterstock

FBI Targets Animal Cruelty as a Serious Crime

by Sherry Ramsey

A recent decision by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) means animal cruelty crimes will soon be included within the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) - National Incident Based Reporting System — an action that will most certainly advance how law enforcement officials understand and act to prevent these often violent crimes. Equally important, these cases may serve as an early warning to alert the criminal justice system to individuals who pose a future danger to the community. 

When this change goes into effect in 2015, federal law will regard animal cruelty as a crime against society and a Group A offense, a category that includes crimes of a serious nature, including arson, burglary, kidnapping and homicide. 

There will be four categories under the new animal classification: Simple/gross neglect; intentional abuse and torture; organized abuse; and animal sexual abuse. These crimes will soon be reported to the FBI UCR program as a separate, distinct category, along with other major offenses like murder and assault.

The UCR is considered the most comprehensive source of crime statistics in the United States. The program was originally conceived in 1929 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to help provide reliable uniform crime statistics within the country. In 1930, the FBI was tasked with collecting, publishing and archiving those statistics to make them more consistently available for analysis. This new designation of animal cruelty crimes as a separate category will send an important message, as well as provide for meaningful research and analysis.

This is a significant departure from the current system, which places animal cruelty crimes under a general “all other offense” category. There, the crimes often attract less interest from law enforcement officials and provide limited ability for research and study. 

One of the reasons for this change may stem from the numerous studies which suggest animal cruelty is a red flag for future violent crimes against humans. The FBI has been aware of this link for decades. 

FBI Special Agent Alan Brantley stated that when the agency conducted interviews with 36 serial murderers and asked them about their histories of animal cruelty, many described killing and torturing animals as children. Forty-six percent admitted they had harmed animals in adolescence. 

A number of organizations and animal advocates led the push to get animal crimes included in the UCR, including the National Sheriff’s Association and its president and interim executive director, John Thompson. This push is expected to eventually advance the understanding of such crimes.

"The National Sheriffs’ Association is committed to providing law enforcement officers with information about the realities of animal abuse and its close link to other crimes," said Thompson. "We are gratified by the FBI’s response and [FBI] Director Comey’s commitment to improve public safety."

October 2014
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Click here to support Ty's Medical Fund by Makenzie W. 

runaepard:

I swore I’d never use a GoFundMe and here I am.

This is my cat, Tyberius, or Ty. I found him last November (see my Stray Kitten 2013 tag). He’s a sweet guy, big, black, and nothing but a lovable fluffball.

A few weeks ago he was sick, and after intense treatment, it hasn’t improved. Now his bladder inflammation is a bladder blockage and it requires emergency treatment. The high estimate is $1300. Yes, that’s the high end of it, but the vet said the most recent one she did came out to $1100. A picture of the estimate is in the link.

We just cannot afford that. I mean we can pay it, but it’s either that or the energy bill and food. If you don’t like paying something for nothing, I can also do art commissions.

This is my Ty, my Fluffernutter, my sweet big boy. Please, if you cannot donate, signal boost.

October 2014
18

wolfforce58205 replied to your post: I work in a grocery store and today th…

Too bad you don’t work in a pet store, and could have recommended some tanks =( Well, guess you could have done that anyway, maybe say, “We had goldfish that died in little jars before” (just make something up and recommend a real tank).

It wasn’t that she thought they’d be fine in jars, she just did not care about their lives. They’re “just goldfish,” she spoke as if they worth as much as dirt.

-Ry

October 2014
18

I work in a grocery store and today these two women came in with two children, each child has a mason jar with a small goldfish in it. Judging from the text on the jar I believe the fish were given to them, oddly enough, by a dentist.

I asked the woman if she had a proper tank for them at home, she said “yeah, that. they’re just goldfish.” If I hadn’t been working I would have tried to buy them off her, but I’m pretty sure trying to buy a child’s pet would get me fired.

I’m so upset, this literally ruined my whole day. I keep thinking that I should have done something, but I don’t know what I could have done without getting fired. I keep thinking of those poor fish, damned to an early death without knowing a day of content.

-Ry

October 2014
18

Anonymous asked

That cat bath ask you got. it really depends on your situation and cats. while cats do bathe themselves if they are like sphynx cats who don't have enough fur to absorb the oils from their skin,or if the owner has allergies then your cats need to be bathed often

Yeah, hairless cats are an exception. Cats with various disabilities, illnesses, etc. may also need to be bathed.

-Ry

#anonymous   #asks   
October 2014
18

Anonymous asked

I have a question, but you don't have to answer if you don't want. Since the mods here defend the expression of "noun self" identities, I'm curious to know what you guys think of therians/otherkin?

I don’t know about Ry and the others, but my position here is this.

Does the identity hurt anyone? If the answer is yes (like the ‘transabled’ and ‘transracial’ bullshit) then it’s a problem. If the answer is no? Then I don’t care. I’m not gonna tell you what you can and can’t identify as.

- Dark