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Kelly Elkins. 22. Queer. Vegan. Welsh.

I drink a lot of tea and read a lot of books.

Anonymous asked: What do you think of west midlands safari park?? Ive been a few times and it seemed ok.....

fightingforanimals:

I do not support any zoos (unless they are rescue zoos, although I usually class them as sanctuaries). 

One of the most controversial things about this zoo in particular is that they profit off of white lions. They were chastised in the past for selling white lion cubs to a circus.

The zoo sold four white lion cubs to be trained in the UK and then sold on to Kinoshita Circus. They are now performing in Japan. One of the cubs couldn’t cope with the cruelty and was shipped off to a zoo, where he is now believed to be suffering from a nervous disease called ‘autonomic ataxia’, and his mane has falled out. 

The fact they are even breeding white lions and glorifying them is despicable. And use of the word ‘rare’ is not only misleading, it reduces these animals to some sort of collectible item, or endangered species…. they are NEITHER. White lions are simply genetic outliers of already established species. 

All white lions are derived from a single small population discovered near Kruger National Park in South Africa. The white coat colour is caused by a recessive gene and the animals are known as leucistic. Leucism is seen among mammals, fish, reptiles and birds, but is only expressed in homozygous recessives. White lions are therefore by definition inbred, and since they all derive from one small founder population, progressive inbreeding can be expected to lead to a number of aberrant disorders like skeletal deformities, immune system deficiencies, digestive problems and neurologic conditions. In South Africa, lion breeders intentionally inbreed lions expressing the white coat colour for trophy hunting and for international sales and a number of zoos around the world have bought them. Because white lions are purposely inbred, zoos should not have them in their collections. They might be “cute” but contribute nothing to increasingly urgent conservation needs of their tawny relatives in the wild.”

uhapets:

MALCOLM is a heartbreaking thirteen year old tan neutered male Labrador Retriever mix who was found in emaciated condition in Huntington Park on July 13th and brought to the Downey Shelter. Weighing forty-one pounds, this kind soul walks okay on leash and we believe he is housebroken. He is gentle, gets along fine with dogs and we think he will do best with children old enough to respect his age. Malcolm was adopted from the Los Angeles County Shelter system in 2001 and it is a terrible irony that he has returned as a senior. He is experiencing some eyesight problems as well as any aches and pains you would expect a geriatric pet but that doesn’t stop him from enjoying human company. Malcolm should not spend his twilight years in a dank shelter and deserves a warm bed and a scratch behind his ears in a loving home.
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Malcolm’s Impound Number is A0929993.  For more information on Malcolm, please contact his Adoption Coordinator Samantha at samantha@hope4animals.org or the Downey Animal Care Center at 562-940-6898.

uhapets:

MALCOLM is a heartbreaking thirteen year old tan neutered male Labrador Retriever mix who was found in emaciated condition in Huntington Park on July 13th and brought to the Downey Shelter. Weighing forty-one pounds, this kind soul walks okay on leash and we believe he is housebroken. He is gentle, gets along fine with dogs and we think he will do best with children old enough to respect his age. Malcolm was adopted from the Los Angeles County Shelter system in 2001 and it is a terrible irony that he has returned as a senior. He is experiencing some eyesight problems as well as any aches and pains you would expect a geriatric pet but that doesn’t stop him from enjoying human company. Malcolm should not spend his twilight years in a dank shelter and deserves a warm bed and a scratch behind his ears in a loving home.
CLICK IMAGE TO WATCH VIDEO.

Malcolm’s Impound Number is A0929993. For more information on Malcolm, please contact his Adoption Coordinator Samantha at samantha@hope4animals.org or the Downey Animal Care Center at 562-940-6898.

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Just because your pain is understandable, doesn’t mean your behavior is acceptable.

—Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience (via quotes-shape-us)

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wildphilosoraptor:

lifeinthemediumfastlane:

90sprincess:

eat-those-words:

ladyazura:

Rape Culture? What is this “Rape Culture” you speak of?Seriously though, this is terrifying. God forbid I wear a skirt outside — I’m just ASKING   to be raped if I do that.

The 58% statistic actually terrifies me more than any other. Suddenly change the word and you don’t care? 
No one will ever be able to convince me that words hold no power.

this makes me sick to my stomach with anger and fear

I’m waiting for to see: “It’s only 83.5%, not all men are like that”

Wait, so only 16.5% of men know that rape is wrong and that no one ever deserves to be raped?
THAT is terrifying.
Jesus H. Christ

wildphilosoraptor:

lifeinthemediumfastlane:

90sprincess:

eat-those-words:

ladyazura:

Rape Culture? What is this “Rape Culture” you speak of?

Seriously though, this is terrifying. God forbid I wear a skirt outside — I’m just ASKING   to be raped if I do that.

The 58% statistic actually terrifies me more than any other. Suddenly change the word and you don’t care? 

No one will ever be able to convince me that words hold no power.

this makes me sick to my stomach with anger and fear

I’m waiting for to see: “It’s only 83.5%, not all men are like that”

Wait, so only 16.5% of men know that rape is wrong and that no one ever deserves to be raped?

THAT is terrifying.

Jesus H. Christ

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Two February’s ago, all I wanted to do was sleep. I was anchored to my bed with the sadness I was letting myself drown in. Now, I daydream about surviving on 3 hours of sleep, I dread going to bed, I keep my eyes open as long as I can. My heart sinks when the sun sets, I crave daylight; I’ve fallen in love with being alive.

—Madisen Kuhn, January 18, 2014 journal entry (via praises)

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You know, on the note of getting over slavery, no one wants to get over the slavery more desperately than Black people do. I always say, well, you know, if reconstruction had actually made good its promises, we wouldn’t actually be talking about slavery today. So I think that part of the reason we continue to talk about slavery is because of, you know, racism, of the kind of structural effect, the inequality, so that slavery again is linked to our ideal of what freedom should be.

There’s a great essay about how do we define slavery. Is slavery only property in human beings or is slavery about equality of wealth, wealth being true belonging in a society? So depending on how we understand what it means to be a slave will give us some indication of whether slavery’s legacy has really been abolished or if we’re living with this aftermath.

—Saidiya Hartman, in an interview with Tavis Smiley (via processedlives)

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Before you say yes, get him angry. See him scared, see him wanting, see him sick. Stress changes a person. Find out if he drinks and if he does, get him drunk — you’ll learn more about his sober thoughts. Discover his addictions. See if he puts you in front of them. You can’t change people, baby girl. If they are made one way, it doesn’t just wear off. If you hate how he acts when he’s out of it now, you’re going to hate it much worse eight years down the road. You might love him to bits but it doesn’t change that some people just don’t fit.

inkskinned, “My father’s recipe for the man I should marry”  (via olivia-ross)

I needed to come across this. 

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