I’m trying SO HARD not to be mad at my advisor, because this is probably ultimately my fault. But…seriously…we decided on a time for my defense A MONTH AGO and now it turns out you are only available for the first hour and YES it’s going to be more than an hour because it’s HONORS and that’s what they DO. AHHH.

calleo:

serenading-solitude:

i really hate how i literally cant talk about having pets around my mom

because then she’ll point out stupid ignorant shit

then say “oh you dont need a pet”

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My mom does this every time we get a new pet.

Or, after finding out we had a nasty huge vet bill for something, “You should’ve just taken it out back and used the .22/You should have just snapped its neck.”

…yeah, no thanks, I’ll take the vet bill.

When your pets are hurt or sick she tells you to just kill them? That’s awful! :(

riodoesntknow:

the-unpopular-opinions:

This is an opinion brought to you by a rancher, who knows quite a few other ranchers and dairy farms.
I recently watched a documentary called Earthlings, which gets praised on a lot in the Vegan, animal rights, and animal welfare tags.
This documentary is complete, biased, exaggerated, and twisted bullshit (At least when it comes to beef and dairy, which is what I’m talking about)
It opens on beef with branding, showing an animal being hot ironed on the face. In my state, you cannot register to brand a cow on a face. In fact, the face is the least common branding site available, as it can damage the cow’s jaw and make it difficult for her to eat. The most common branding site is the hip, rib, and shoulder, but the documentary simply says, cows are branded on their face.
Does it say why? No. Because obviously we scar our animals for fun, right? Cattle don’t have microchips like a dog. If your dog gets stolen, you can usually find it because of it’s Microchipped. Cows don’t have that. Cows are so expensive, they’re like gold, so often Ranchers brand their cattle. If a cow has a brand, she cannot be sold without the brand owner’s authorization, meaning, someone can not steal young, healthy animals from my pasture, and sell them for slaughter.
Next they go on to dehorning, stating that it is cruel, painful, and often done with simple pliers. HAaha.
If I have an animal, I don’t want to ruin it by painfully tearing off it’s horns. This animal will never let me touch it again!
Most cattle, and I DO mean most, are dehorned either as calves (Less painful, not remembered), or have a shot to numb the area at the base of the horn before it’s CUT off, not YANKED off. This way, the cow can still be handled.
Does the documentary say WHY cattle are dehorned? Does it mention that a cow with horns is a danger to itself, humans, and other animals? No? Of course not!
Beef cattle are not stuffed into trailers until it’s so full the animals die. This makes absolutely no sense. If the animals die before they reach the sale ring or slaughter house, no paycheck for you! You make less money if the animals die before slaughter.
Nothing the documentary covers is explained why. WHY do they do that? It’s biased. It makes it seem like ranchers and farmers WANT to hurt their cattle. They don’t. Most of us get attached to our cows. It exaggerates EVERYTHING
Dairy
According to the documentary, Dairy cattle are CHAINED to their stalls, in their own feces, with no water or food, pumped full of hormones to make them milk more. Wrong.
A dairy barn consists of a long isle down the middle of the barn, with a large alley on each side for the cattle. The cattle can walk down the main alley, or lay in a padded stall. They can stick their head through railings to eat food specially mixed to meet all their needs, or drink water. Dairy barns, because they produce milk that MUST be clean, cannot milk a cow pumped full or hormones and chemicals, and clean their barns daily to avoid bacteria. WOW! It’s almost like we take care of our animals so they produce! WHO KNEW?
Most dairy cattle are allowed to graze in a pasture with their calves, until they’re milked in the morning and the evening. Others keep their cows in a well airated barn. Calves are removed to avoid injury! Calves are often kept it smaller pens, with calf huts, pads, soft bedding, and even blankets! It is counter productive to not care for a calf. A calf is your future cow! Dairy farmers feed them the highest quality milk so the calves grow into strong, productive animals.
Dieing cows are not left in the isles. If a cow begins to appear sick, a vet is called. Simple as that.
The documentary states that a cow’s lifespan can reach 20. WRONG. at the age of 8 or 9, a cow starts to lose her teeth. If you kept a cow alive until 20 she would be malnourished and miserable, unable to eat. The average cow lives until 8 or 9, at which point they are sold. It would be cruel to keep an animal who cannot eat or fulfill it’s own needs.
Cows do not, on average, die at FOUR YEARS OLD because of exhaustion! Four years, at almost any dairy or ranch you visit, is a cow in her PRIME! We do not run our animals to death. We do NOT torture them.
You don’t eat meat? Great! Do your thing! Eat your veggies! That’s fine! But don’t make me out to be devilspawn if I eat meat. Don’t make me out to be cruel, (As stated by the documentary, as cruel as hitler to the jews), because I raise cattle. Fuck. You.
The shit thing about that documentary is it preys on people who have never been on a farm or dairy. If you’ve never been to one, it’s easy to believe things like this. If I made a documentary about how vegans grew their food, and showed it to people who have never met Vegans, or seen how crops are grown, I could easily exaggerate and make Veganism seem horrible, like this documentary does to livestock owners.
Please stop hating on ranchers and farmers. Please?

On a personal note, I used to live in a farming area with crops but more often cattle. My neighbors who owned one or two cows or a small herd always kept their animals in large pastures, with plenty of food and water available. The larger cattle farm down the road was fairly dry but had long rows of awnings for the cows to be shaded in, with large fans and misters to keep them cool. These animals in Phoenix, Arizona had more protection from the heat than most people did. So yeah, if you’re planning on going vegan/vegetarian because of political beliefs, do your own research because it’s so easy to be brainwashed by hypocritical organizations like PETA.

riodoesntknow:

the-unpopular-opinions:

This is an opinion brought to you by a rancher, who knows quite a few other ranchers and dairy farms.

I recently watched a documentary called Earthlings, which gets praised on a lot in the Vegan, animal rights, and animal welfare tags.

This documentary is complete, biased, exaggerated, and twisted bullshit (At least when it comes to beef and dairy, which is what I’m talking about)

It opens on beef with branding, showing an animal being hot ironed on the face. In my state, you cannot register to brand a cow on a face. In fact, the face is the least common branding site available, as it can damage the cow’s jaw and make it difficult for her to eat. The most common branding site is the hip, rib, and shoulder, but the documentary simply says, cows are branded on their face.

Does it say why? No. Because obviously we scar our animals for fun, right? Cattle don’t have microchips like a dog. If your dog gets stolen, you can usually find it because of it’s Microchipped. Cows don’t have that. Cows are so expensive, they’re like gold, so often Ranchers brand their cattle. If a cow has a brand, she cannot be sold without the brand owner’s authorization, meaning, someone can not steal young, healthy animals from my pasture, and sell them for slaughter.

Next they go on to dehorning, stating that it is cruel, painful, and often done with simple pliers. HAaha.

If I have an animal, I don’t want to ruin it by painfully tearing off it’s horns. This animal will never let me touch it again!

Most cattle, and I DO mean most, are dehorned either as calves (Less painful, not remembered), or have a shot to numb the area at the base of the horn before it’s CUT off, not YANKED off. This way, the cow can still be handled.

Does the documentary say WHY cattle are dehorned? Does it mention that a cow with horns is a danger to itself, humans, and other animals? No? Of course not!

Beef cattle are not stuffed into trailers until it’s so full the animals die. This makes absolutely no sense. If the animals die before they reach the sale ring or slaughter house, no paycheck for you! You make less money if the animals die before slaughter.

Nothing the documentary covers is explained why. WHY do they do that? It’s biased. It makes it seem like ranchers and farmers WANT to hurt their cattle. They don’t. Most of us get attached to our cows. It exaggerates EVERYTHING

Dairy

According to the documentary, Dairy cattle are CHAINED to their stalls, in their own feces, with no water or food, pumped full of hormones to make them milk more. Wrong.

A dairy barn consists of a long isle down the middle of the barn, with a large alley on each side for the cattle. The cattle can walk down the main alley, or lay in a padded stall. They can stick their head through railings to eat food specially mixed to meet all their needs, or drink water. Dairy barns, because they produce milk that MUST be clean, cannot milk a cow pumped full or hormones and chemicals, and clean their barns daily to avoid bacteria. WOW! It’s almost like we take care of our animals so they produce! WHO KNEW?

Most dairy cattle are allowed to graze in a pasture with their calves, until they’re milked in the morning and the evening. Others keep their cows in a well airated barn. Calves are removed to avoid injury! Calves are often kept it smaller pens, with calf huts, pads, soft bedding, and even blankets! It is counter productive to not care for a calf. A calf is your future cow! Dairy farmers feed them the highest quality milk so the calves grow into strong, productive animals.

Dieing cows are not left in the isles. If a cow begins to appear sick, a vet is called. Simple as that.

The documentary states that a cow’s lifespan can reach 20. WRONG. at the age of 8 or 9, a cow starts to lose her teeth. If you kept a cow alive until 20 she would be malnourished and miserable, unable to eat. The average cow lives until 8 or 9, at which point they are sold. It would be cruel to keep an animal who cannot eat or fulfill it’s own needs.

Cows do not, on average, die at FOUR YEARS OLD because of exhaustion! Four years, at almost any dairy or ranch you visit, is a cow in her PRIME! We do not run our animals to death. We do NOT torture them.

You don’t eat meat? Great! Do your thing! Eat your veggies! That’s fine! But don’t make me out to be devilspawn if I eat meat. Don’t make me out to be cruel, (As stated by the documentary, as cruel as hitler to the jews), because I raise cattle. Fuck. You.

The shit thing about that documentary is it preys on people who have never been on a farm or dairy. If you’ve never been to one, it’s easy to believe things like this. If I made a documentary about how vegans grew their food, and showed it to people who have never met Vegans, or seen how crops are grown, I could easily exaggerate and make Veganism seem horrible, like this documentary does to livestock owners.

Please stop hating on ranchers and farmers. Please?

On a personal note, I used to live in a farming area with crops but more often cattle. My neighbors who owned one or two cows or a small herd always kept their animals in large pastures, with plenty of food and water available. The larger cattle farm down the road was fairly dry but had long rows of awnings for the cows to be shaded in, with large fans and misters to keep them cool. These animals in Phoenix, Arizona had more protection from the heat than most people did. So yeah, if you’re planning on going vegan/vegetarian because of political beliefs, do your own research because it’s so easy to be brainwashed by hypocritical organizations like PETA.

(via maderr)

bethelionqueen:

Horror pranks are the best if you’re watching them and the worst if you’re experiencing them

Man, I’m glad I live in Maine, because no one making a movie will ever bother coming here to do this shit for advertisement. XD

ugh-hey:

neptunespresenttheclones:

high-rollin:

duchesssx:

desertmanian:


African American doctors attempting to save the life of a Klu Klux Klan member:
This photo left me speechless, this is what respect is. 

this is what grace is

oh….shit..

wow…

I never scroll pass this photo.. This is humanity, a lot of people can learn from this picture.

insane

Uh…you guys know this photo is staged, right?
According to Snopes, anyway. Supposedly it’s from an ad campaign which staged a bunch of photos of people acting nobly. So if you knew the photo wasn’t from a real event and just want to stand behind that idea, then my apologies.

ugh-hey:

neptunespresenttheclones:

high-rollin:

duchesssx:

desertmanian:

African American doctors attempting to save the life of a Klu Klux Klan member:

This photo left me speechless, this is what respect is. 

this is what grace is

oh….shit..

wow…

I never scroll pass this photo.. This is humanity, a lot of people can learn from this picture.

insane

Uh…you guys know this photo is staged, right?

According to Snopes, anyway. Supposedly it’s from an ad campaign which staged a bunch of photos of people acting nobly. So if you knew the photo wasn’t from a real event and just want to stand behind that idea, then my apologies.

(via bethelionqueen)

Breaking a promise to help with the Drag Show because I really need to work on my thesis isn’t wrong…right?

bethelionqueen:

spicy-vagina-tacos:

mainstreetinternet:

The science witch trials

i had this shit as a child and it was so much fucking fun to play with

BUT WHAT EXACTLY IS “THIS SHIT” SORCERY

I don’t know *exactly* what compound it is, but they’re hydrophobic particles of some sort, meaning that they repel water. Since they repel water, they don’t mix with water and they won’t be wet when you pull them out of the water.

mushroomkisser:

It’s important to talk about how vaccines don’t cause autism, but can we please also talk about how much people must hate autism if they’d rather expose their child to polio, measles and chickenpox than autism?

This is pretty gross, though in fairness I think this belief often coincides with the belief that vaccines don’t actually work at what they’re supposed to do and/or just getting exposed to the natural disease is somehow better for your immune system. Pearl-clutching about CHEMICALS!!!1! probably isn’t far behind in most cases. I guess my point is that many times people don’t really believe vaccines do what they’re supposed to, so if you’re vaccinating your children, you’re exposing them to a bunch of toxic chemicals and possibly giving them autism for no good reason.

I don’t know if that applies in all or even most cases, but people do have objections to vaccinations besides the fact that they cause autism, and they can coincide.

(via bethelionqueen)