puppytiny

lisaquestions:

jcoleknowsbest:

likehercoffee:

theblacksophisticate:

I am SO goddamned tired of this shit. 

damn, they won’t let up. we can’t run and we can’t surrender. what do they expect us to do? they killed this woman over what some merchandise? you let out on some garments what twisted universe do you gotta come from when a overtime punching rent-a-cop even bothers to chase and then pull a gun? smh rip because there is nothing but war on this side of the final curtain.

I cannot.. I can’t….

This is shit. No one should shoot anyone over fucking shoplifting.

Shelly Frey lost her life and her children lost their mother because a cop wanted to fucking play hero over fucking shoplifting.

animalwelfarists

Where Should My Rabbit Live?

funny-looking-rabbit:

When considering getting a bunny, one of the first questions you’ll ask yourself is where that bunny will live. It’s very popular to keep rabbits outdoors in a wire-bottom hutch. It’s also a terrible idea to keep rabbits outdoors in a wire-bottom hutch. 

This is a house rabbit blog, and so all of my posts are about keeping house rabbits.

Keeping rabbits outside at all is actually a major risk to their health and safety for a variety of factors. The most unpleasant risk is flystrike, which happens when flies lay eggs in rabbits’ fur and the maggots eat at the rabbits’ skin. Another factor is temperature regulation, which is much harder to manage outdoors. Rabbits cannot stand temperatures above 85 degrees Fahrenheit (29 degrees Celsius). Although they do much better in the cold than in the heat, it’s not a good idea to keep your rabbits exposed to temperatures below 20 degrees Fahrenheit (-6 degrees Celsius). Another major risk is potential predators. Even if the predator cannot get to the rabbits, a sighting or even so much as a smell of a predator (and rabbits have extremely keen senses of smell) could be enough to scare your rabbit literally to death.

The wire-bottoms of most commercial hutches are also terrible for their feet and can induce a condition known as “sore hocks”.

So all of this equates to why I believe if you’re going to have a rabbit as a pet, you should keep them indoors. 

But how are you going to house them indoors? There’s a variety of options! The two most popular are the exercise (or x-pen) set-up and the Neat Idea Cubes condo (or NIC condo) set-up. I have the x-pen set-up for Theodore myself. There are other ways to house rabbits, however — you just have to get creative! 

There are a myriad of different flooring options that are good for rabbits. Cardboard, though it is difficult to maintain, makes a great floor for a bunny enclosure. Other options include sheet or tile linoleum, ceramic tile, hardwood floor, low-ply carpet, fleece, and cotton towels. It’s best to combine different types of flooring to give your rabbit an interesting environment and a place to rest their feet if they want somewhere softer than the harder, easier-to-clean areas. Seagrass mats also make excellent flooring supplements.

My own personal set-up is comprised of a few vinyl “hardwood” panels, on top of which I have a few plush cotton towels. I also have a few ceramic tiles in Theodore’s area, to help keep him cool during the hot days. 

Remember, too, that rabbits are highly litterbox trainable. A litterbox can also provide a soft place for them to rest their feet, but remember to find something that would be safe for them if ingested. A paper-based litter such as Yesterday’s News or CareFresh is a great option.

Do notchoose any litters that are clay based, pine, or cedar and try to avoid aspen pellets (compressed wood pellets) as well.

Some people just use newspaper and hay in their litterboxes. Newspaper is almost always safe for rabbits due to the soy ink used, except for the shiny inserts you sometimes see for advertisements, which uses chemical ink. One potential problem with using only newspaper is that the soy ink may run if urinated on, and this might stain your rabbit’s feet. 

No matter what you use, a litterbox should always have hay inside of it and/or be positioned very close to a hay supply. Rabbits like to eat while they defecate (yes, lovely), and having hay inside the litterbox will encourage the rabbit to use it.

My own litterbox set-up is: a piece of newspaper on the bottom, covered by a layer of CareFresh ultra, and then topped with a layer of hay. I also have a medium-sized hay basket attached to the walls of the enclosure right inside/above the litterbox, so that Theodore can also eat clean hay while he does his stuff.

So, here’s your basics of rabbit housing:

  • Always house pet rabbits indoors so that they become house rabbits. A house rabbit will be much happier and healthier living indoors with you than outside where there are risks aplenty. (Note: You should also try and get your rabbits spayed or neutered, or better yet, look into adopting from a shelter, as they will have done this procedure for you so you won’t have to pay for it. This is especially true for female rabbits, as they are especially at risk for certain cancers if left unspayed.)

  • Choose a flooring for your rabbit’s enclosure that they either can’t chew and ingest, or will be safe for them to do so.

  • Provide a variety of flooring options / supplements inside the enclosure, such as cotton towels and seagrass mats.

  • Make sure that whatever enclosure you go with is far away from exposed electrical cords. Many rabbits are tempted to chew these and can easily electrocute themselves.

  • Make sure your rabbit cannot escape. You’d be surprised what they can fit through. A basic rule of thumb is that if their head will fit, so will their whole body. You will also want to make sure that the walls of the enclosure are high enough to prevent your bunny from attempting to jump out. Not only will the escape be bad, but if the fall is high, the bunny could hurt themselves. 

  • Make sure the enclosure is not in direct sunlight at all times and make sure to provide some sort of “hide” for the rabbit — rabbits need something to run inside of if they feel scared. A cardboard box with an entry cut out works very well, but there are lots of options for this.

  • Provide a litterbox for your bunny. If you follow the steps to litter-training, you will have a nice, clean, healthy enclosure. The litterbox should consist of some rabbit-safe substrate and hay. It should also be close enough to a hay supply for the bunny to eat while sitting in the box.

  • Make sure your enclosure is very well-ventilated.

  • Make sure the enclosure and where the enclosure is does not get above 85 degrees F (29 degrees C) or below 20 degrees F (-6 degrees C).

  • If possible, try housing the rabbit in a room separate from any other animals, especially dogs and cats. Cats and rabbits can often live together with no problem, but dogs are much trickier to navigate.

And remember, two great sources for bunny info is BinkyBunny.com and rabbit.org.

animalwelfarists

Anonymous asked:

can/do dogs throw tantrums...?

animalwelfarists answered:

I would be very, very hesitant to say they do. Saying a dog is throwing a tantrum sounds like anthropomorphizing to me.

When I think of tantrums I think of little kids crying because they want something they can’t have, or are being forced to do something they don’t want. And I think its a way to distance and write off the parent/guardian’s contribution to the crying. (Also it can be a way to devalue a child’s feelings, but that’s not what this post is about)

If your kid (or pet) has a history of throwing tantrums the parent (or pet owner) is to blame. You get what you reinforce and if you ever “give in”(reinforce) to the crying you can expect to get more of it. And the more and more you do, the stronger the behavior is going to become.

Simplistically, in training you want to ignore the behaviors you don’t want, and reward the ones you do. Say your dog is whining at the table while you eat dinner. You know they’re not hungry because they just ate, but they’re still whining cause what you have smells so good. In this case you’ll want to remove them from the room and work on being calm around food.

Now let’s think about doing something they don’t want to do. When my youngest sister, who was still just a toddler, had to get dressed up to go to my first communion. She was very upset (some would say throwing a tantrum) while she was being dressed at home. But if you listened to what she was saying she thought she was getting married and didn’t want to. At this point it was possible to explain to her she wasn’t getting married and she was able to calm down.

We can’t talk to dogs and tell them the things they think are scary or that they don’t like aren’t that bad or not what they think, but we can communicate that to them in other ways, i.e. Counter Conditioning. We can tell the puppy that freezes when its on-leash that walking is fun and they get treats, or that their harness means yummy snacks! and that they get to go fun places. Recently, my dog refused to walk down a step on our porch. Through training I was able to say that walking past this step is no big deal. (Its also important to consider whether or not a ‘tantrum’ or bad behavior is due to pain)

To kind of wrap up this long post. No, because I think its anthropomorphizing. I think the word masks how the guardian has had a hand in reinforcing the behavior. And I think that, as well, makes it seem like there’s nothing you can do about it because its just the way they are. When behavior issues are very fixable.

-Mags

belvera
thepoliticalfreakshow:

African-American Girls & Women Killed By Police: Speak Their Names. See Their Faces. Know Their Stories.
There is this false myth going around that Black women are not victims of police violence. I believe the myth exists because quite frankly the media, social justice organizations and we the public tend not to focus on it. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy. I hope this post will make all of us change our minds. Here are the stories of some of the Black women and girls killed by law enforcement:
Adaisha Miller, Detroit Woman, Hugged Cop From Behind
LAPD cop charged with assault in death of Alesia Thomas
7-year- old Aiyana Stanley-Jones – Detroit Free Press
17 Year Old Darnesha Harris Dead after Run-In with Breaux
Mackala Ross and Delores Epps
Eleanor Bumpurs
Erica Collins family files lawsuit against Cincy Police
Pleasant Grove crash claims life of second person | AL.com (Heather Parker)
Family grieves after loved one killed in crash with APD (Jacqueline Culp)
Family of victim question police use of deadly force – KWCH (Karen Day)
Kendra James remembered at Portland rally | KOIN.com
Pedestrian Killed on I-95 in Florida (Laporsha Watson)
After Cleveland shooting, cities restrict police chases(Malissa Williams)
Miriam Carey, Capitol Suspect, Suffered Post-Partum Depression
Elderly Woman Shot & Killed By Hearne Police Officer (Pearlie Golden)
Rekia Boyd Settlement: Family Of Unarmed Chicago Woman
Former Pa. trooper pleads guilty in fatal accident (Robin T. Williams)
Shantel Davis Killed By NYPD Cop In Car Chase | News One
Friends: Woman killed by police was nonviolent | Las Vegas (Sharmel Edwards)
Suspected Walmart Shoplifter Shot To Death In Front Of Kids (Shelly Frey)
The NYPD’s Poor Judgment With the Mentally Ill | Village Voice (Shereese Francis)
Harrisburg woman identified as victim in police SUV crash (Shulena S. Weldon)
$2.5M settlement in shooting of Lima woman by police officer (Tarika Wilson)
No Charges in Killing of Tyisha Miller – Los Angeles Times
Texas Police Admit Officer Shot & Killed Unarmed Woman (Yvette Smith)

thepoliticalfreakshow:

African-American Girls & Women Killed By Police: Speak Their Names. See Their Faces. Know Their Stories.

There is this false myth going around that Black women are not victims of police violence. I believe the myth exists because quite frankly the media, social justice organizations and we the public tend not to focus on it. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy. I hope this post will make all of us change our minds. Here are the stories of some of the Black women and girls killed by law enforcement:

Adaisha Miller, Detroit Woman, Hugged Cop From Behind

LAPD cop charged with assault in death of Alesia Thomas

7-year- old Aiyana Stanley-JonesDetroit Free Press

17 Year Old Darnesha Harris Dead after Run-In with Breaux

Mackala Ross and Delores Epps

Eleanor Bumpurs

Erica Collins family files lawsuit against Cincy Police

Pleasant Grove crash claims life of second person | AL.com (Heather Parker)

Family grieves after loved one killed in crash with APD (Jacqueline Culp)

Family of victim question police use of deadly force – KWCH (Karen Day)

Kendra James remembered at Portland rally | KOIN.com

Pedestrian Killed on I-95 in Florida (Laporsha Watson)

After Cleveland shooting, cities restrict police chases(Malissa Williams)

Miriam Carey, Capitol Suspect, Suffered Post-Partum Depression

Elderly Woman Shot & Killed By Hearne Police Officer (Pearlie Golden)

Rekia Boyd Settlement: Family Of Unarmed Chicago Woman

Former Pa. trooper pleads guilty in fatal accident (Robin T. Williams)

Shantel Davis Killed By NYPD Cop In Car Chase | News One

Friends: Woman killed by police was nonviolent | Las Vegas (Sharmel Edwards)

Suspected Walmart Shoplifter Shot To Death In Front Of Kids (Shelly Frey)

The NYPD’s Poor Judgment With the Mentally Ill | Village Voice (Shereese Francis)

Harrisburg woman identified as victim in police SUV crash (Shulena S. Weldon)

$2.5M settlement in shooting of Lima woman by police officer (Tarika Wilson)

No Charges in Killing of Tyisha MillerLos Angeles Times

Texas Police Admit Officer Shot & Killed Unarmed Woman (Yvette Smith)

rabbitglitter
randomlancila:

thepeoplesrecord:

Ferguson officer relieved of duty after ‘black little perverts’ video surfacesAugust 23, 2014
A police officer involved in the protests over Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri, has been relieved of his duty after video surfaced of him describing black people as “little perverts” and Barack Obama as an illegal immigrant.
Dan Page – who was seen live on CNN earlier this week threatening to arrest the network’s anchor Don Lemon – was recorded in April giving a speech in which he railed against Muslims and gay people, saying: “I’m into diversity – I kill everybody.”
Page is the second St Louis county officer to have been stood down in controversial circumstances surrounding the Ferguson protests. Lieutenant Ray Albers was suspended on Wednesday after video emerged of him pointing his assault weapon at protestors and threatening to kill them.
In his speech, Page, who claims to have been a sergeant major in the US army and a Vietnam war veteran, sharply criticized laws intended to protect minorities from racially-motivated hatred and to help increase ethnic diversity.
Citing the US declaration of independence’s statement that “all men are created equal,” he said: “That does not mean affirmative action. It means we’re all equal … God does not respect persons so we have no business passing hate crime laws.”
“This here”, he added, brandishing a copy of the Bible, “is the foundation for this”, meaning the declaration of independence. “You can’t separate them. I don’t know what them black little perverts don’t understand down there.”
Page made his remarks during an address earlier this year to a St Louis branch of the Oathkeepers, an association of former and serving military personnel, police officers and first responders. The group says that its members “pledge to fulfill the oath all military and police take to ‘defend the constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic’.”
At one point during a slideshow of his past travels, Page displayed a photograph of himself in Kenya. “I said I wanna go find where that illegal alien claiming to be my president, my undocumented president, lives at.” He has previously said in interviews that he retired from the army because of Obama.
Page also told the audience in his speech: “If you take a stand against sodomy or abortion you’re a terrorist, ladies and gentlemen … In the military right now we have open sodomy, people holding hands, people swapping spit together. Sick. It’s pitiful.”
Later in his remarks, Page told a questioner in the audience: “Policemen are very cynical. I know I am. I don’t trust anybody. I hate everybody. I hate y’all, too. I hate everybody. I’m into diversity – I kill everybody. I don’t care.”
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BUT ITS NOT ABOUT RACE THO

randomlancila:

thepeoplesrecord:

Ferguson officer relieved of duty after ‘black little perverts’ video surfaces
August 23, 2014

A police officer involved in the protests over Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri, has been relieved of his duty after video surfaced of him describing black people as “little perverts” and Barack Obama as an illegal immigrant.

Dan Page – who was seen live on CNN earlier this week threatening to arrest the network’s anchor Don Lemon – was recorded in April giving a speech in which he railed against Muslims and gay people, saying: “I’m into diversity – I kill everybody.”

Page is the second St Louis county officer to have been stood down in controversial circumstances surrounding the Ferguson protests. Lieutenant Ray Albers was suspended on Wednesday after video emerged of him pointing his assault weapon at protestors and threatening to kill them.

In his speech, Page, who claims to have been a sergeant major in the US army and a Vietnam war veteran, sharply criticized laws intended to protect minorities from racially-motivated hatred and to help increase ethnic diversity.

Citing the US declaration of independence’s statement that “all men are created equal,” he said: “That does not mean affirmative action. It means we’re all equal … God does not respect persons so we have no business passing hate crime laws.”

“This here”, he added, brandishing a copy of the Bible, “is the foundation for this”, meaning the declaration of independence. “You can’t separate them. I don’t know what them black little perverts don’t understand down there.

Page made his remarks during an address earlier this year to a St Louis branch of the Oathkeepers, an association of former and serving military personnel, police officers and first responders. The group says that its members “pledge to fulfill the oath all military and police take to ‘defend the constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic’.”

At one point during a slideshow of his past travels, Page displayed a photograph of himself in Kenya. “I said I wanna go find where that illegal alien claiming to be my president, my undocumented president, lives at.” He has previously said in interviews that he retired from the army because of Obama.

Page also told the audience in his speech: “If you take a stand against sodomy or abortion you’re a terrorist, ladies and gentlemen … In the military right now we have open sodomy, people holding hands, people swapping spit together. Sick. It’s pitiful.”

Later in his remarks, Page told a questioner in the audience: “Policemen are very cynical. I know I am. I don’t trust anybody. I hate everybody. I hate y’all, too. I hate everybody. I’m into diversity – I kill everybody. I don’t care.”

Source

BUT ITS NOT ABOUT RACE THO

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kinkyturtle:

jcoleknowsbest:

So my facebook friend just posted this pic with this text….


Well, I just witnessed blatant racial injustice with my own eyes. I was getting in my car after exiting a store when a young black man stumbled past me and collapsed against the store wall. When I got out to see if he was okay, a group of white people came rushing over, one of whom was a 20-something white woman who declared in distress, “I ran a red light and hit him with my car!” People immediately assured her that SHE would be okay, meanwhile the young man is writhing in pain on the ground, pants leg torn, tears running down his face. When the police arrived and the young woman explained what happened, it was suggested to her that maybe the light had been yellow and that the young man had “darted out into the street into her path.” I was floored. I said, “But she just SAID she ran the red light and hit him in the intersection!” 





The police officers then led the young woman away and began talking with her privately in low tones. When the paramedics FINALLY got there I was surprised at the hostility they showed towards the young man. One blonde female EMT (shown in the photo) suggested that he couldn’t be THAT hurt if he was able to walk from the place where he was struck to the sidewalk where he finally collapsed. White bystanders commented several times about “What that poor girl must be going through.” I was the only one who commented on what the young man must be going through, what, with his mangled leg and all. I am absolutely positive that in the end “that poor girl” will be absolved of all wrongdoing and be able to go on her merry way. After all, she just ran a red light and slammed her car into the body of some black kid on a bike, right?And people wonder why black people are so angry and want to break shit.
















friendly reminder that studies have shown that white people do not empathize with Black people and we (including medical personel) also think Black people feel less pain

kinkyturtle:

jcoleknowsbest:

So my facebook friend just posted this pic with this text….

Well, I just witnessed blatant racial injustice with my own eyes. I was getting in my car after exiting a store when a young black man stumbled past me and collapsed against the store wall. When I got out to see if he was okay, a group of white people came rushing over, one of whom was a 20-something white woman who declared in distress, “I ran a red light and hit him with my car!” People immediately assured her that SHE would be okay, meanwhile the young man is writhing in pain on the ground, pants leg torn, tears running down his face. When the police arrived and the young woman explained what happened, it was suggested to her that maybe the light had been yellow and that the young man had “darted out into the street into her path.” I was floored. I said, “But she just SAID she ran the red light and hit him in the intersection!” 

The police officers then led the young woman away and began talking with her privately in low tones. When the paramedics FINALLY got there I was surprised at the hostility they showed towards the young man. One blonde female EMT (shown in the photo) suggested that he couldn’t be THAT hurt if he was able to walk from the place where he was struck to the sidewalk where he finally collapsed. White bystanders commented several times about “What that poor girl must be going through.” I was the only one who commented on what the young man must be going through, what, with his mangled leg and all. I am absolutely positive that in the end “that poor girl” will be absolved of all wrongdoing and be able to go on her merry way. After all, she just ran a red light and slammed her car into the body of some black kid on a bike, right?

And people wonder why black people are so angry and want to break shit.

friendly reminder that studies have shown that white people do not empathize with Black people and we (including medical personel) also think Black people feel less pain

bombermens

necphilak:

foxfamilyfeatures:

im not even fuckin surprised that so many trans people relate so hard to monsters n animals n ghosts n aliens n abstract landscapes 

what else are we supposed to see ourselves in 

so i’m taking a class on monsters in theatre right now (yes really) and part of “monster theory” states that monsters refuse to be classified into binary categories and that they are often a demonization or exaggeration of the Other

for example: zombies, ghosts, and vampires all refuse to be classified as living or dead because they’re simultaneously neither but also both

the existence of transness serves to dismantle the gender binary of most cultures so it makes sense that one might find solace in the existence of these archetypes/characters/beings that also refuse to fit into binary categories

if anyone’s at all interested in any of this i highly recommend monster culture (seven theses) by jeffrey jerome cohen

motobugs

dynastylnoire:

jspark3000:

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Ryo Oyamada, a 24 year old student from Japan, was struck and killed by an NYPD vehicle in a hit & run.  Witnesses say the police car had no lights or sirens on and was going over 70 mph.  The released footage by NYPD was proven to be heavily altered in a cover-up, showing “lights” on the vehicle, when compared to footage from the NY Housing Authority on the same street with the same timestamp. 

On a personal note: I know that this will probably not be shared or reblogged very much, because Asians are not very prominent in American culture.  I understand this, because Asians (like me) are partially at fault for being so passive.  But I am begging you to please consider signing this petition out of human decency.  Ryo was just a student walking home, then struck by a nearly silent police cruiser going at excess speed, and the NYPD covered it up. 

Here is the side-by-side comparison of the released video footage, including updates from the case.  *Edit*  This article contains a link to a graphic video moments after the crash, showing the body of Ryo Oyamada and NY citizens yelling at the police.  Please advise, it is highly disturbing. 

And the following is an excerpt from the petition, which as of now only has 286 signatures.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST