one of new jersey’s most famous confections, saltwater taffy, was invented because some asshole’s candy shop flooded and ruined all his taffy and he sold it to a child anyway and i think that pretty much says a lot about the overall cultural climate of new jersey
Pet your turtles, they enjoy snugglies more than painI feel like this is especially appropriate for cars and turtles in the road.
And don’t drill holes in them or paint em. Its painful and toxic and you’ll make the poor things cry!
Our turtles love having their heads and chins scratched. And a light pat on their shells. No hits, or thumps. They love good pets, please pet them with love.
Shells are LITERALLY their backbone, imagine if someone thumped you hard on the spine. It would suck right? Don’t do it.
Also their shells are covered in a VERY thin layer of fingernail-like material called scutes. When you paint it, a) it’s very easy for the toxins in the paint to absorb into the turtle’s system and poison them, b) it cuts off circulation to the thin layer of living skin below the scutes, c) it deforms the shell because turtles, especially young turtles, grow rapidly and the paint will inhibit proper shell growth and d) prevents the turtle from absorbing necessary vitamin D from UV rays (you know, that stuff they need to live). NEVER EVER PAINT A TURTLE EVER.
Next time you want to knock on a turtle/tortoise shell, go ask your neighbor to punch you in the ribs, and see how that feels. Not only is it the spine, but their lungs sit near the top of the curve as well—THIS IS WHY TURTLES/TORTOISES CAN DIE IF LEFT FLIPPED OVER TOO LONG, IT IS VERY DISTRESSING FOR THEIR BODIES.
be gentle with living beings you are responsible for.
i am so slow
you can look at the posts on a certain day?
url.tumblr.com/day/2012/12/25 <- what you posted last christmas
omfg chRIST WHY DIDN’T I KNOW THIS BEFORE????
makes my fckn life EASIER
BECAUSE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING OF USE IS EVER IN THE HELP SECTION
I MUST SPREAD THE WORD TO MY FOLLOWERS
I did not realise you're pro zoo. May I ask why? Don't you think it's very unethical to keep cats (or any animals) locked up in cages, no matter how big, only for our own profit and enjoyment? Don't they deserve a life in freedom? I'm not trying to be rude and I know little of conservation and such so if it's anything like that just explain it. But I was a little disappointed when I realised.
I’d love first to direct you to these links first:
First link is written by myself, and the second is a fantastic writeup by another tumblr user.
But for a shorter version here, yes I think it’s unethical to keep any of these animals locked up in cages. But the thing is, in good zoos, they aren’t in cages. We call them enclosures for more than sounding nice.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park(My photos)
Zurich Zoo(This is all one elephant enclosure)
Good zoos have evolved beyond keeping animals behind bars or in “cages.” Good zoos can provide incredibly enriching lives to the animals in their care, animals that for the large part were all born in captivity and have no potential for a valuable life in the wild. They give the care that allows these animals to thrive(do some animals not thrive in captivity? of course. Am I against keeping animals that cannot thrive? Of course). These animals are completely dependent on their keepers, there isn’t some mythical “wild” they could go to that they would survive in. Release any of these captive born animals and they will die.
As for conservation, I have a few examples and articles of that here. Zoos participate in conservation and education programs all around the world, as well as in their local communities. They have been responsible for bringing multiple species back from extinction, and will be responsible for more in the future. Zoos are one of the entities on the front lines in the fight against extinction. These animals aren’t just “locked up” for our own profit and enjoyment. Of the 229 zoos and aquariums accredited by the AZA, 54% are nonprofit. The money they make is for the animals, rather than from the animals. They use the funds to take care of their animals and facility, and they use even more to fund conservation efforts.
This is why I am pro zoo, because I truly believe from what I have seen and experienced myself in my involvement with two zoos so far, that they contribute immensely to the public’s awareness of the conservation issues worldwide, as well as their knowledge of various species and habitats.
RASPBERRY TEA HELPS WITH PERIOD CRAMPS PASS IT ON
((The lack of notes is concerning.))
Asexuality is most definitely a sexuality though and whoever says its not is wrong???
Asexuality is technically the lack of sexuality, but it is indeed a real thing if that’s what you mean.
asexuality is a lack of sexual attraction, not a lack of sexuality
asexuals can have an active sex drive, but just be unattracted to sex