if this is true, it is the most disgusting thing ever.
beagle undergoes face transplant
apparently, the surgery was just carried out for research purposes. it was done two years ago, and only just now announced as a means of drumming up publicity for the hospital in china. the donor dog was killed as part of the process.
the chief plastic surgeon at the hospital “is now hoping to attract rich westerners for face change surgery.”
The 15 Deadliest Corporations: #11 Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey
“The Cruelest Show on Earth” is famous for its abuse of wild animals. In July 2004, Clyde, a young lion traveling with Ringling, died in a poorly ventilated boxcar while the circus crossed the Mojave Desert in temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Circus elephants are routinely confined for days at a time and beaten with bullhooks and electric prods, and when they’ve had enough, they lash out. In one famous case in 1994, an elephant named Tyke killed her trainer and injured 12 spectators before being gunned down on the streets of Honolulu.
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Baily Circus also has an impressive dead human headcount because of a fire under the big top in 1944 which killed a hundred spectators — the canvas was illegally non-flame-retardant.
this is 100% fact
Always reblog this.
truth. same deal with cheese.
I like this version of the cartoon better than this one, which, while I understand the sentiment, within the context of voting under a two-party system, I felt was appropriative of animals’ suffering since it actually kind of minimizes their deaths by making such a comparison. (Also note the problematic “lamb to the slaughter” expression which is seldom used to describe equivalent circumstances.)
In the end, the animal is objectified, dominated, and killed, whether they come from your uncle’s Old MacDonald-esque farm, or a CAFO, and there is no morally significant difference between the two (except that, perhaps, the former is more deceitful to the victims and the consumers).
Rodeos Abuse, Maim and Kill Animals
Animals are abused and exploited in a variety of forms of “entertainment.” Born Free USA’s primary focus is on the use of animals in circuses, where elephants, lions, tigers, and other animals are sentenced to a lifetime of misery in order to provide a few moments of human amusement. We were part of a groundbreaking lawsuit against Ringling Bros. for their mistreatment of Asian elephants. Click here for more details. Our Zoo Check campaign tracks abuses and substandard conditions suffered by animals in zoos, aquariums, circuses, or other places that exhibits animals.
Animals are also forced into the role of unwilling performer in other venues, including:
Marine parks, where captive marine mammals such as dolphins and orcas are doomed to a life of confinement, deprived of normal social and environmental interaction. Animals in marine parks typically show signs of psychological disturbance are often forced to perform degrading tricks that run counter to their natural instincts. (Join us in protesting the deadly dolphin exhibit at The Mirage hotel in Las Vegas.)
Roadside zoos and aquariums, where, under the guise of “conservation” and the name of “education,” animals are too often treated as disposable specimens. Many animals held in captivity in these facilities continue to be bored, cramped, lonely, and unable to perform normal social behaviors. Too many zoos still sell off older and “surplus” animals who may end up in roadside menageries, breeding facilities, circuses, or even as “game” in canned hunt facilities.
Movie and Television Sets, where animals are used as involuntary “props” to sell products and services, and to boost the profits of studios and production companies. In addition to all the problems associated with keeping wild animals in captivity, animals used in filming have been mistreated, injured, or even killed on set.
Other Venues: Animals are also exploited and mistreated for human amusement in horse and greyhound racing, cockfighting and dog fighting, and in shopping malls and schools where they are put on public display. Exotic animals are often used in photo opportunities, or are shot and killed in canned hunts or on hunting ranches. Unfortunately, people can be very creative in finding ways to make a profit off of other animals.
Born Free USA strongly opposes the use of animals in all entertainment venues. Animals are not novelties; they have their own needs, interests, and rights — including the right to engage in their natural behaviors in their natural environment. We are committed to using every tool at our disposal, from lobbying to lawsuits to grassroots organizing, to end the cruel exploitation of animals for human amusement and profit.
Death at SeaWorld, a gripping scientific thriller, tells the story of real people taking part in the heated debate over killer whales in captivity. David Kirby eloquently describes the lives of orcas in the ocean and compares them to those in tanks at amusement parks. He writes about the media backlash, the eye-witnesses who come forward to question SeaWorld’s glossy image, and the groundbreaking OSHA case that challenges the very idea of performing shows with the ocean’s top predators. Death at SeaWorld exposes the backroom politics, profit-centered policies and dangerous conditions at SeaWorld, America’s most beloved marine mammal park.
Dorsal Fin Collapse:
These images of Keto, Tilikum, and Taku (deceased) illustrate dorsal collapse. In the ocean, lateral, torsional, and compressive forces generated by moving water typically sculpt erect dorsal fins. It is known that in humans, healthy connective tissue and muscle and bone will adapt to loading (perhaps at the local gym) by becoming stronger. In all likelihood, these collapsed dorsal fins are caused by increased hours of surface floating (or slow circle-swimming) and a removal of those forces. This process is accentuated in male orcas, whose fins grow much taller than females’. Collapsed fins like those above, are very rare in the wild.
This should be the first clue that someone is a piece of shit. If someone abuses animals dont think for one second they wont abuse you.
In a simple experiment, researchers at the University of Chicago sought to find out whether a rat would release a fellow rat from an unpleasantly restrictive cage if it could. The answer was yes.
The free rat, occasionally hearing distress calls from its compatriot, learned to open the cage and did so with greater efficiency over time. It would release the other animal even if there wasn’t the payoff of a reunion with it. Astonishingly, if given access to a small hoard of chocolate chips, the free rat would usually save at least one treat for the captive — which is a lot to expect of a rat.
The researchers came to the unavoidable conclusion that what they were seeing was empathy — and apparently selfless behavior driven by that mental state.
Now for the next model of empathy: RELEASE THE RATS FROM THE FUCKING CAGES!
Funny how it’s questionable whether nonhuman animals have empathy and compassion when humans are the ones apathetic and cruel enough to do such calculated, disgusting experiments in the first place.