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adoptpets:

Meet Sir Stuffington the one-eyed ‘pirate cat’ taking the internet by storm: Adorable stray has found fame after being taken in by new owner

  • The cat, Sir Stuffington, sometimes wears an eye-patch
  • He was found last week on the streets of Portland
  • His new owner, Blazer Schaffer, made a Facebook fan page to raise awareness about animal shelters

Sir Stuffington is said to be a cat pirate. And his eye-patch? It’s starting a trend.

The one-eyed kitten, about six weeks old, was found by Oregon’s Multnomah County Animal Services on September 13, homeless and roaming Portland’s streets with two other kittens, believed to be his brothers.

Mangy, filthy and flea-infested, he was suffering from an upper respiratory infection when he was found, and he had a heart murmur.

The cat additionally had a possible jaw fracture that has since healed.

He also, strangely, has a permanently curled upper lip, possibly due to the jaw fracture.

Animal rescue workers gave him a flea and de-wormer treatment and started him on antibiotics.

A woman from Portland, Blazer Schaffer, took the three kittens in and created a Facebook fan page for Sir Stuffington.

According to the site, Schaffer says she wants ‘to bring awareness to the world about the importance of your local animal shelter & the lives they save every day!’

The fan page describes Sir Stuffington ‘an incredibly handsome boy’.

The one-eye cat is now fast becoming a viral ‘pirate’ legend with 15,590 likes on his fan page in just one week.

One fan has posted on his fan page saying, ‘Mr Stuffington has started a new genre of Cosplay – Cosplay for Cats, my cat Nunnie what’s to be like him!’

Schaffer is urging people to buy professional pictures taken of Sir Stuffington, as all the proceeds go to Multnomah County Animal Services.

The images can be found here.

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— 10 months ago with 118 notes
hyenatamer:

death-limes:

mad-swtor-scribbles:

hatey-mchaterson:

manitobran:

forfuturereferenceonly:

another-vegan-feminist:

annieangryvegan:

vegan-because-fuck-you:

Humane?

horrific.
horrific.
I honestly don’t know what has to happen for us to figure out that this is terrible and simply must stop. I just don’t know.


While I am vegan for environmental reasons, this is what I meant by “unethically acquired meat”. It’s cruel, sadistic, and is just not right. Now this is murder.

ok people seem to have a lot of misconceptions about this picture but as a pig farmer i think i can set the record straight.
this is actually much safer for the animals. Often in a natural setting the sow will roll on top of the cute little baby piglets and, you know, crush them to death. She will also occasionally roll onto her belly so that not all of the piglets can suckle and they end up dying of starvation. They don’t leave the mother pigs in these cruel-looking contraptions permanently, it’s just until the piglets are strong enough to be moved around on their own. The mother is also taken out of the cage, walked, fed, and then put on the other side she she gets exercised and doesn’t have health problems to do with immobility. Because the piglets can’t get right up to their mothers in the cage, they are put under heat lamps to keep warm. Back when we were more than a finishing operation, I saw this all the time and it was for the piglet’s safety, and is in fact not a cruel practice. This is a case of misinformation.

So this is kind of like those little guppy isolation tanks that are used so that the female guppy and the other fish can’t kill all the babies.
Amazing how a picture taken out of context can look so terrible.

THANK YOU

reblogging for that commentary because i had a feeling there was something fishy about a url called “vegan-because-fuck-you”

Let me lay down some education for ya’ll.
That entire explanation by the pig farmer is bullshit.
What do you expect people to think a “natural” setting is? The farmer still means a factory farm. They just mean a farm without farrowing crates, but still the same number of pigs. Where pigs are overcrowded, understimulated, and abused. They are referring to a high output situation, where making money is the bottom line.
You see, in a truly “natural” setting (no “free-range” horse shit) a sow is very delicate with her piglets. When a sow is kept in an enclosure large enough, or unrestrained, there is no reason for her to roll on top of her children. She will leave the rest of the pigs to create a nest in a quiet secluded place, often preferring a shaded area. Here she gives birth away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the pigs and in a safe location. She even sets up a separate area for feces, pigs are smart enough to not shit where they sleep. The reason sows roll on their piglets in farms is because the animals are overcrowded. They are overcrowded because the farmers want to produce as much meat as possible.
So what does the pig industry do? The logical answer would be to give the pigs more space, but that means less money, so they are forced to live in these crates. 
You know what else doesn’t happen in a truly natural setting? Piglets starving to death because the sow rolls on her teats. Nice try, but it’s just a complete lie.
Then the pig farmer brings up length of time. It’s “only” until the piglets are strong enough to be on their own.
That’s not true,
She can be in there shortly before, during the entirety of, and many months after her 3-4 month pregnancy. That is 100% legal. Imagine keeping a dog in these conditions. Imagine keeping a dog in a crate so small she cannot get up or roll over because she would otherwise crush her puppies because her cage is so small. Oh -wait- there are people doing that. They’re called puppy mills. Everything that goes on in a puppy mill is 100% legal because the animals are considered livestock- not companion animals. Therefore they are not protected under the animal welfare act, which is woefully inadequate in protecting animals in and of itself. So if you find puppy mills disgusting, then these pig farms should be too. http://www.aspca.org/fight-cruelty/puppy-mills/puppy-mill-faq
And as for letting the sow get up and exercise- complete bullshit. There is now law anywhere stating that the sow must be taken out and given care. No law. So what the pig farmer fails to mention is that his act is totally up the the farmer and his/her workers. It’s totally optional. The US is perfectly fine letting these animals sit there and suffer in their own filth.
And to all those people thinking “Oh, the animals health is their first priority! They have to keep the animals alive to make money!” you need to sit down and do some thinking. A farmers interest is not in keeping their animals healthy. It is in getting them to their goal weight at their goal time. Regardless of broken bones, tumors, cysts, infections, open wounds… regardless of whether or not the animal is happy or in constant pain, it can still be sold. And that is all they care about.
That is why they breed chickens to grow so fast and with breasts so large they cannot support their own weight, they become immobile.
That is why they crowd these pigs so close together that they show completely unnatural behavior and attack each other, hurt themselves, and roll on their children.
That is why they have no legal obligation to take a sick cow to a vet. A “downed” cow can still be sold as pet food.
What the pig farmer fails to mention is the emotional torture the sows go through. Pigs are just as smart and social as dogs. http://www.winnipeghumanesociety.ca/news-fall2010-pig-intelligence They feel fear, jealousy, happiness, maternal affection, and even make friends. Sows will sometimes scrape their feet raw trying to nest on hard wire floors. Their maternal instinct is so strong… but they cannot touch their own children. They can smell them, they can see them, but they cannot comfort them. They cannot bond with them. They cannot do any of the natural things a mother sow would do with her piglets. All so people can say “lol bacon”.
Not to mention cutting off the teeth (because overcrowded animals= frustrated animals= stress biting) and tails (also to “protect” them) without anesthesia. They even have the gall to claim it does not hurt. Look at this and tell me it doesn’t hurt. Once again, this is to “correct” behavior not seen in the wild, not seen in pigs raised comfortably, and only seen in factory farm settings.
http://youtu.be/JoZ1_ZcpeLI
Then we have castration without anesthesia http://youtu.be/_NruyAP7vVI
Pollution caused by pig farms http://www.nrdc.org/water/pollution/ffarms.asp
The inefficiency of growing feed for pig farmhttp://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-food/meat-wastes-natural-resources.aspx
and the contribution of the meat industry as a whole to world hunger http://youtu.be/_NruyAP7vVI
Now please, do some real reading about pigs in factory farms, not what some shitty pig farmer on tumblr says,
http://www.woodstocksanctuary.org/learn/factory-farmed-animals/pigs/
http://www.farmsanctuary.org/learn/factory-farming/pigs-used-for-pork/
http://www.humanesociety.org/assets/pdfs/farm/welfare_breeding_sows.pdf
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intensive_pig_farming

hyenatamer:

death-limes:

mad-swtor-scribbles:

hatey-mchaterson:

manitobran:

forfuturereferenceonly:

another-vegan-feminist:

annieangryvegan:

vegan-because-fuck-you:

Humane?

horrific.

horrific.

I honestly don’t know what has to happen for us to figure out that this is terrible and simply must stop. I just don’t know.

While I am vegan for environmental reasons, this is what I meant by “unethically acquired meat”. It’s cruel, sadistic, and is just not right. Now this is murder.

ok people seem to have a lot of misconceptions about this picture but as a pig farmer i think i can set the record straight.

this is actually much safer for the animals. Often in a natural setting the sow will roll on top of the cute little baby piglets and, you know, crush them to death. She will also occasionally roll onto her belly so that not all of the piglets can suckle and they end up dying of starvation. They don’t leave the mother pigs in these cruel-looking contraptions permanently, it’s just until the piglets are strong enough to be moved around on their own. The mother is also taken out of the cage, walked, fed, and then put on the other side she she gets exercised and doesn’t have health problems to do with immobility. Because the piglets can’t get right up to their mothers in the cage, they are put under heat lamps to keep warm. Back when we were more than a finishing operation, I saw this all the time and it was for the piglet’s safety, and is in fact not a cruel practice. This is a case of misinformation.

So this is kind of like those little guppy isolation tanks that are used so that the female guppy and the other fish can’t kill all the babies.image

Amazing how a picture taken out of context can look so terrible.

THANK YOU

reblogging for that commentary because i had a feeling there was something fishy about a url called “vegan-because-fuck-you”

Let me lay down some education for ya’ll.

That entire explanation by the pig farmer is bullshit.

What do you expect people to think a “natural” setting is? The farmer still means a factory farm. They just mean a farm without farrowing crates, but still the same number of pigs. Where pigs are overcrowded, understimulated, and abused. They are referring to a high output situation, where making money is the bottom line.

You see, in a truly “natural” setting (no “free-range” horse shit) a sow is very delicate with her piglets. When a sow is kept in an enclosure large enough, or unrestrained, there is no reason for her to roll on top of her children. She will leave the rest of the pigs to create a nest in a quiet secluded place, often preferring a shaded area. Here she gives birth away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the pigs and in a safe location. She even sets up a separate area for feces, pigs are smart enough to not shit where they sleep. The reason sows roll on their piglets in farms is because the animals are overcrowded. They are overcrowded because the farmers want to produce as much meat as possible.


So what does the pig industry do? The logical answer would be to give the pigs more space, but that means less money, so they are forced to live in these crates. 

You know what else doesn’t happen in a truly natural setting? Piglets starving to death because the sow rolls on her teats. Nice try, but it’s just a complete lie.

Then the pig farmer brings up length of time. It’s “only” until the piglets are strong enough to be on their own.

That’s not true,

She can be in there shortly before, during the entirety of, and many months after her 3-4 month pregnancy. That is 100% legal. Imagine keeping a dog in these conditions. Imagine keeping a dog in a crate so small she cannot get up or roll over because she would otherwise crush her puppies because her cage is so small. Oh -wait- there are people doing that. They’re called puppy mills. Everything that goes on in a puppy mill is 100% legal because the animals are considered livestock- not companion animals. Therefore they are not protected under the animal welfare act, which is woefully inadequate in protecting animals in and of itself. So if you find puppy mills disgusting, then these pig farms should be too. http://www.aspca.org/fight-cruelty/puppy-mills/puppy-mill-faq

And as for letting the sow get up and exercise- complete bullshit. There is now law anywhere stating that the sow must be taken out and given care. No law. So what the pig farmer fails to mention is that his act is totally up the the farmer and his/her workers. It’s totally optional. The US is perfectly fine letting these animals sit there and suffer in their own filth.

And to all those people thinking “Oh, the animals health is their first priority! They have to keep the animals alive to make money!” you need to sit down and do some thinking. A farmers interest is not in keeping their animals healthy. It is in getting them to their goal weight at their goal time. Regardless of broken bones, tumors, cysts, infections, open wounds… regardless of whether or not the animal is happy or in constant pain, it can still be sold. And that is all they care about.

That is why they breed chickens to grow so fast and with breasts so large they cannot support their own weight, they become immobile.

That is why they crowd these pigs so close together that they show completely unnatural behavior and attack each other, hurt themselves, and roll on their children.

That is why they have no legal obligation to take a sick cow to a vet. A “downed” cow can still be sold as pet food.

What the pig farmer fails to mention is the emotional torture the sows go through. Pigs are just as smart and social as dogs. http://www.winnipeghumanesociety.ca/news-fall2010-pig-intelligence They feel fear, jealousy, happiness, maternal affection, and even make friends. Sows will sometimes scrape their feet raw trying to nest on hard wire floors. Their maternal instinct is so strong… but they cannot touch their own children. They can smell them, they can see them, but they cannot comfort them. They cannot bond with them. They cannot do any of the natural things a mother sow would do with her piglets. All so people can say “lol bacon”.

Not to mention cutting off the teeth (because overcrowded animals= frustrated animals= stress biting) and tails (also to “protect” them) without anesthesia. They even have the gall to claim it does not hurt. Look at this and tell me it doesn’t hurt. Once again, this is to “correct” behavior not seen in the wild, not seen in pigs raised comfortably, and only seen in factory farm settings.

http://youtu.be/JoZ1_ZcpeLI

Then we have castration without anesthesia http://youtu.be/_NruyAP7vVI

Pollution caused by pig farms http://www.nrdc.org/water/pollution/ffarms.asp

The inefficiency of growing feed for pig farmhttp://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-food/meat-wastes-natural-resources.aspx

and the contribution of the meat industry as a whole to world hunger http://youtu.be/_NruyAP7vVI

Now please, do some real reading about pigs in factory farms, not what some shitty pig farmer on tumblr says,

http://www.woodstocksanctuary.org/learn/factory-farmed-animals/pigs/

http://www.farmsanctuary.org/learn/factory-farming/pigs-used-for-pork/

http://www.humanesociety.org/assets/pdfs/farm/welfare_breeding_sows.pdf

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intensive_pig_farming

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— 10 months ago with 60724 notes

animalcruelty-notok:

Piglet Escapes Slaughterhouse, Finds Way to Sanctuary

Internet, meet Yoda, a Canadian piglet with plucky determination and a bit of luck.

Less than a week ago, Yoda was hitching a ride aboard a truck bound for a farm that would prepare him for the slaughterhouse. Somewhere along the journey down Highway 30, however, the piglet wriggled his way to freedom, and ended up on the side of the road in Brossard, Quebec.

"The people who were following that trailer saw the piglet sneak through a hole and fall off the trailer,” Joyce Kemp, spokeswoman for provincial police agency Sûreté du Québec, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Animal control officers responded and collected the piglet, who eventually found a home at the Wishing Well Sanctuary, an organization in Ontario that rescues farm animals.

After a bath, a vet checkup and some “oinkment" for his wounds, Yoda proceeded to charm his way across the organization’s Facebook page.

In one photo, the piglet has donned a sweater and crawled into an unnamed man’s lap for some love and attention. In another, Yoda seems to be happily romping around a pile of straw.

Brenda Bronfman, the shelter’s owner, told UPI, “He just loves to crawl into people’s laps and be held. He’s a little angel.”

Source

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— 10 months ago with 359 notes

thatvegancosplayer:

cherokeeinjun:

ratties are my fave<3

Oh god ;_;

I miss having ratties…

This has officially got to be my most favorite gif in the whole world.

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— 10 months ago with 15326 notes
From Meat to Bean: The 10 Best Vegan Cooking Channels on YouTube →

travegan:

YouTube videos are amazing: from a quick tip on how to do your hair or find the derivative to how to make the perfect vegan meal, it’s all free on YouTube. After scouring through the multitude of videos on YouTube, we’ve picked the ten best vegan cooking channels for you to…

(Source: veg-for-life)

— 10 months ago with 185 notes
#cooking  #cooking channel  #vegan tv 
veganmovement2012:

In case you missed it: The Monsanto Protection act has been killed thanks to concerned consumers and public interest groups such as Food Democracy Now!, the Center for Food Safety and Food &amp; Water Watch were among the many organizations fighting to block renewal of the Monsanto Protection Act. Learn more: http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/09/senate-kills-monsanto-protection-act ‪#‎MonsantoProtectionAct‬ ‪#‎RightToKnow‬ ‪#‎GMOs‬ ‪#‎LabelGMOs‬

veganmovement2012:

In case you missed it:
The Monsanto Protection act has been killed thanks to concerned consumers and public interest groups such as Food Democracy Now!, the Center for Food Safety and Food & Water Watch were among the many organizations fighting to block renewal of the Monsanto Protection Act. Learn more:
http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/09/senate-kills-monsanto-protection-act ‪#‎MonsantoProtectionAct‬ ‪#‎RightToKnow‬ ‪#‎GMOs‬ ‪#‎LabelGMOs‬

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— 10 months ago with 28 notes

neck0fthewoods:

If you actually think about how animals lives are taken away so we can enjoy about 5 minutes of ours it really is fucking ridiculous 

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— 10 months ago with 973 notes