3. Capturing wild animals and using them for human entertainment is a super shitty thing to do.
4. This is not cool.
This is abuse and horrible. Zoos are prisons.
Some zoos only take old animals to where they are given an easy life. Their maintenance is funded by people coming into the zoo.
Those tigers are not thin.
"Zoos are fucking stupid" wow such science you sold me
They weren’t captured for this purpose, they probably weren’t captured at all, it’s called rescuing.
This is cool.
This is not abuse, it’s actually exercise if you think about it.
Zoos are not prisons. Zoos allow us to rescue animals, research them, and protect them from hunters and the dangers that we, as humans, impose on them.
I’m so done with all the shit about zoos on my fucking dash.
Zoos literally save animals every day so why don’t you do your freaking research.
This comment is perfect^
Animals come to zoos as a result of
being born captive
getting injured in the wild and rescued to live a healthy life in captivity
being rescued from black market dealers, private collectors, or the like who decide that they can no longer care for the animals or who had been illegally keeping the animals
being in a breeding program to increase their numbers because the animal is endangered in the wild
If you knew anything about tigers at all, you’d know that they are endangered in the wild due to poaching and hunting. It is of utmost importance that their numbers increase, or they will go extinct within the next fifty years. I don’t know what zoo this is so I don’t know their reputation, but the tigers look healthy, and this tug-of-war is good for them because some animals get stressed in zoos when they are bored. This isn’t solely to entertain zoo guests, it is to give the tigers something fun to do.
Thank you and good day.
ALSO ITS NOT LIKE THEY’RE FORCING THE TIGERS TO GRAB THE ROPE, THE TIGER WANTS TO PLAY
Tigers play just like domestic cats play with each other, this is for the educational benefit of the visitors and the enrichment benefit of the tigers. Also word to the comment above. Tigers are endangered to the point that they cannot repopulate themselves in the wild, they need the help of captive institutions like zoos, where they live carefree lives free of stress and can breed and birth without fear that other predators and mating competitors will come along and eat their cubs.
Furthermore, these tigers are NOT thin. In fact, one of the ones in the large group looks borderline obese. People who know nothing about animals need to stop talking about animals.
Boosting the shit out of this because I’m so damn tired of whiney morons (who probably never get outside) bitching about animal’s rights when they really have no fucking clue.
I just always reblog this story too. Because it’s awesome. And because obviously Boggs is the kind of person that should be well known, and become a role model. (And Chris Garcia, Boggs’s friend who rode as well!)
The scholarship fund is currently at $15k, but we know that even now that’s a pittance compared to the actual cost of higher ed. And it doesn’t look like costs are going to be coming down, unfortunately.
Please donate if you can, and signal boost the heck outta this.
Always reblog because someday I hope the first thing I think when we see a photo of a young black man is something like this, not “criminal” or “murdered by police.”
Also Tumblr, if we can raise money for people’s medical bills and sick cats and so on, surely we can send these two young men to college?
Welcome to Night Vale is like those tumblr posts where there’s a picture of something horrible and everyone is commenting on the mundane details. Like the one of Barbie with a bathtub full of Barbie parts and everyone complains she left blood on the floor and didn’t wash her hands.
A programmer is going out for a stroll one evening. His wife asks him to swing by the store and pick up a gallon of milk, and if they had eggs, to get a dozen. He returned with twelve gallons of milk and said “They had eggs.”
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Thanks for the support, artist friends, and happy painting to all!
after years of struggling through crappy situations, i finally seem to be in a place to where i can pay for all my essentials which is really excellent and i’m super grateful and relieved BELIEVE YOU ME. BUT! i have come to the gradual realization that i am just NOT going to be able to afford a new computer in the near future, it’s going to take forever to save because while i can afford the things i need i don’t really have any disposable income atm. i’ve been struggling with this insanely awful hp pavillion since 2007 or something — the model was defective but no recall was issued, there was a class action lawsuit but nothing really came of it and the thing is really on it’s last leg and has been for a while now. i can use browsers and photoshop (that’s basically it y__y) but not really at the same time and i have to constantly save whatever i’m working on because the computer just shuts down randomly from overheating even though an external fan is constantly on beneath it. BASICALLY IT IS A PIECE OF SHIT :^D i would like to livestream draws and use programs efficiently and not at the pace of a snail, maybe play minecraft again? #__# it would just be really nice to have a reliable, working computer methinks.
i have prints and stuff up at society6, shirts over on skreened, original art up at my etsy shop, i’m still offering avatar/icon hed commissions, and if you REALLYREALLY want to and have the extra cash (please don’t even think about doing this if it is not actually EXTRA for you @__@) you can donate to my paypal too. i know there’s lots of other causes/people/etc that are more worthy of anyone’s attention/income but i also know that can be said of any cause someone is interested in, yanno? basically, it would help me towards starting up my webcomic faster since that is my goal right now, regularworkjob doesn’t allow overtime and by only doing less time consuming commissions and earning a bit of money through prints/shirt sales i can focus on putting together the first pages of the comic and start getting it out there B:
even if you can’t help out, thank you for liking me and/or my art enough to read this far! i wish we could all just wander the earth as robotic nomads, shelter and food wouldn’t be necessary and our minds would all be linked through the wired, i would just draw in a field of sunflowers and send my day’s work to all interested parties with just a thought as a the sun set over the mountains in the distance # __#/