Will always re-blog.
Excellent alternative to the yellow ribbon concept.
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COME ON GET DOWN WITH THE SICKNESS!!!
OPEN THIS FUCKING PIT UP
There are a lot of things working with animals teaches us, and these two are no exception. While working in the animal husbandry field I’ve come across joy, pain, excitement, disgust, fascination, frustration, passion, and compassion. Sadly this isn’t a paying situation but the experiences and friendships that have come from being with so many great people and animals, will never be forgotten or lost. While working at the wildlife center I’ve learned about a number of species, but none have drawn my attention like the American Black Bear (Ursus Americanus sp?) These two cubs, T.D. (touch down) and Kiowa, have not only changed my life but given me insight into the world of bears that I don’t think I would have ever come across on my own. Now they are about 150-170lbs and are over 4ft tall at the end of their first year on this earth. They have a ton of growing to do but I figured I’d show a few of their baby photos and one of the latest photos taken while Kiowa decides pacify on my hand a few weeks back. While working here isn’t the prettiest or most glamorous of jobs, I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
How can I not reblog wolf with a watermelon?!
even wolves get about 40% of their calories from plants such as roots,
that’s why it is completely uncomplicated to feed a dog whose species has been used to an even greater percentage of plant foods in their diets for hundreds of years a vegan diet
i’m like 300% sure that’s bullshit and you shouldn’t deprive your dog of animal protein
This photo (if you actually look at the source I gave above when I first posted this pic months ago—thank you to everyone who *didn’t* delete it) is from Wolf Haven International in Tenino, WA. This past summer, as an enrichment activity for their wolves, they put watermelons in the pens. The vast majority of the time, the wolves eat meat (including donated roadkill). While canines are not obligate carnivores like cats are, the percentage of vegetable matter in their natural diets is way less than 40%.
If you feed your dog or cat a vegan diet, they’re going to get sick because A) their digestive systems are not designed for it, and B) they’ll be missing out on a lot of necessary nutrients that only come from animal sources.
Thank you, people ask me this a lot because enrichment at work is sometimes pumpkins for our wolves or the occasional cantalope for the cougar (who seldom eats but is meant to play with it) , these animals like dogs need some kind of meat protein in their diet. If you must have a vegan pet to suit your life style try a tortoise but please do your research before obtaining any companion animal.
how is this legal
Rythm & Hues, the VFX studio that spent years bringing Ang Lee’s Oscar winning vision to life just recently declared bankruptcy due to the major movie studios forcing companies to keep their project bids low with the threat of outsourcing. Is this truly what all those talented people deserve? Spread the word about VFX Solidarity, and help keep a creative industry alive.