animalsandtrees:

animalplace:

Did you know chickens see both ultraviolet and infrared light waves? 

The reason chickens are bright-eyed and fluffy-tailed early in the morning is because they see the sun rise before we do…they’re seeing the infrared light waves of the sun long before our eyes notice it.

Cool, huh?

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bullterrierlove:

Read more at Notes from a Dog Walker and remember: be responsible, respectful, and safe! Everyone has the right to walk in public, with or without a canine companion, and not be approached by a dog.

bullterrierlove:

Read more at Notes from a Dog Walker and remember: be responsible, respectful, and safe! Everyone has the right to walk in public, with or without a canine companion, and not be approached by a dog.

holyshiftaquarius:

If you can’t personally murder an animal yourself, that’s your first clue that you shouldn’t be consuming them. Those of you who can and do, I hope one day you understand the consequences of your actions.

Respect all Life

anogoodrabblerouser:

morlatheancientone:

Whales are perfect beings, and I cry just thinking about them. This is why I don’t think human issues are any more important than nonhuman issues. Whales have such beautiful families and bonds and emotions and an entire fucking world, only the tip of which we understand. They deserve respect and consideration and freedom, as do all sentient beings. What humans do to other living, loving sentient beings for profit is an abomination and a disgrace to our kind. We have so much potential for compassion and empathy and kindness, and our refusal to extend that to nonhuman animals is straight up discrimination that serves to uphold oppressive systems.

I love this response.

mayur-asana:

I seriously love Vegucated. I’m watching it now and I’ve seen it at least three times before today. It’s about three people transitioning to a vegan diet for six weeks, it’s incredibly informative, and it’s great for people looking to begin a plant based lifestyle. Everyone should watch it, it’s on Netflix and it’s awesome.

ozonebabys-temple:

 Elephants are very gifted creatures.

  • The elephant is distinguished by its high level of intelligence, interesting behavior, methods of communication and complex social structure.
  • Elephants seem to be fascinated with the tusks and bones of dead elephants, fondling and examining them. The myth that they carry them to secret “elephant burial grounds,” however, has no factual base.
  • Elephants are very social, frequently touching and caressing one another and entwining their trunks.
  • Elephants demonstrate concern for members of their families they take care of weak or injured members and appear to grieve over a dead companion.

Do Elephants like to paint pictures?

  1. Elephants endure months of physical abuse to learn how to hold a paint brush, draw a straight line and paint flowers and leaves on trees

  2. For years they then paint the same repetitive painting over and over again, every single day, sometimes twice or three times a day

  3. When training an elephant to paint, a sharp metal bull hook or nail is used to guide the paintbrush

  4. When the elephant paints incorrectly they are beaten as punishment, often the hook is rammed into the elephants ear or they are hit on their head or trunk

  5. Look for scars or beatings on the top of an elephants head or trunk from metal bull hooks used to train elephants for human ‘entertainment’

  6. Some claim these paintings go back to help with elephants care. Not so true, this is for tourism and to make money from these elephants that (unless one is hurt or mother was shot) should not be in captivity.
  7. Please don’t buy elephant paintings, think of the abuse the elephants have endured their entire lives before painting the perfect pictures.

This info was taken from:  http://www.earsasia.org/home.html

Even if the photos shown in promotional materials or websites don’t show the bullhooks and chains, a simple Google image search of the “elephant camps” listed as the source of the paintings shows ample images of handlers with bullhooks and circus-style tricks performed for the applauding tourists. Elephant rides are also a staple of these camps.

Also, almost every “painting elephant” is a very young elephant — who should still be with his/her mother. (consider that)

How the funds from sale of paintings by elephants is used is also highly variable.

beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

Tian Provençal - Named after the earthenware dish used for both serving and cooking, this French vegetable dish from Provence is one that will surely impress your guests. Eight ingredients is all it takes, plus a little artistic effort that makes it ever-so-pretty.

Baking it concentrates all of the flavours and celebrates these beautiful summer vegetables. If you’re not the artistic type, forego the radial pattern and layer the vegetables like a lasagne. It’ll be just as good…RECIPE

A message from Anonymous
whats something I could watch that could turn be vegan?

2psychedelicats:

vegan-yums:

Earthlings. It’s the “vegan-maker”

Watch Gary Yourofsky and Steve Best. Those are in Youtube. You won’t regret it.

banallequinesports:

Charlie died on Sunday, October 23, 2011 on the mean streets of New York. He was a NYC carriage horse on his way to work in the park. The beautiful 15-year old white Percheron was dead after only a short stint as a NYC carriage horse. Please share this picture everywhere to remind others why we are fighting to “Save NYC Carriage Horses”. — in New York, NY, United States.

banallequinesports:

Charlie died on Sunday, October 23, 2011 on the mean streets of New York. He was a NYC carriage horse on his way to work in the park. The beautiful 15-year old white Percheron was dead after only a short stint as a NYC carriage horse. Please share this picture everywhere to remind others why we are fighting to “Save NYC Carriage Horses”. — in New York, NY, United States.

vegan-veins:

Real environmentalists don’t eat meat

vegan-veins:

Real environmentalists don’t eat meat

noochveganmarket:

It’s a perfect day for these new drinking chocolates from Sjaak’s! dark or “melk”. #vegan #hotchocolate #colddays #winter (at Nooch Vegan Market)

noochveganmarket:

It’s a perfect day for these new drinking chocolates from Sjaak’s! dark or “melk”. #vegan #hotchocolate #colddays #winter (at Nooch Vegan Market)

blackfish

perfection-without-evil:

Whether you think blackfish is credible or not is trivial, the message still stands- marine mammals do not belong in captivity, period. There is no justification. SeaWorld will continue to lie and try to make blackfish seem fake. Honestly, who cares about the film any more. It should be about doing whats right and freeing these animals that are being exploited.

humanelongisland:

Always adopt and neuter! 

humanelongisland:

Always adopt and neuter!