This is a uncommonly seen but almost perfectly reserved Russian trilobite, Pliomera fischeri. It was from the Lower Ordovician rocks near St. Peterburg, Russia.
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Hey there! I want to encourage you to not support facilities that offer pay-to-play or cub petting schemes as they are extremely cruel, exploitative, and do nothing for conservation. In fact, these pay-to-play schemes do just the opposite of conserve (despite what the handlers might have told you…if they told you the money goes to conservation, they lied).
Here have some resources: x|x|x|x|x. If you need more I have a tag dedicated to this wonderful practice of cub petting. If you have any questions, there are plenty of blogs that can answer them for you (including me), so don’t be afraid to ask for them if you want!
Remember, no responsible facility allows unprotected contact between its dangerous/wild animals and the general public.
Maybe these animals were born in captivity and are used to people. Which therefore makes them not as dangerous. And bullshit ‘does nothing for conservation.’ That’s two, count them two, cubs that are not in the wild and at risk for poaching. I don’t really give a shit where the money goes. If I can have the chance to get close and personal with such majestic animals, I’ll pay any damn amount. Stop being a dick. I understand your cause and all, but honestly, don’t shit on everyone else’s parade with your passive-aggressive sarcasm bullshit. Bottom line: quit being a dick.
Hi there sick-from-the-motionless.
I’m here to not passive-aggressively inform you that you are incorrect and greatly misinformed to what conservation is. Or abuse and exploitation for that matter. Also, btw, it doesn’t matter how tigers are raised. You can’t hand raise millions of years of instinct out of an apex predator.
If I keep a tiger in my back yard, in a concrete pen with a basic diet and just a waterbowl—that’s the tiger’s entire life—is it conservation because “hey he’s not getting poached!”
No. No it isnt. Learn what conservation is. Conservation is actively working to protect wild species, not exploit them while giving them basic subsistence. And frankly the attitude you have is one of the reasons why conservation groups have to work so hard to begin with. Congrats.
Pretty sure this place here is Tiger Kingdom in Thailand. Thai tiger encounters feed their animals absolutely poor diets, keep them in tiny cages when not on display, have been linked to the black market, and have been under heavy scrutiny for potentially drugging their animals(which, even if they don’t, their shitty diets will make them look drugged out too). So hell yeah I’ll “shit on your parade” if it means protecting these animals from abuse, poor conditions, and frankly short lifespans because the mortality rate of cubs involved in these petting schemes is pretty damn high.
I’m fairly certain you didn’t read the links provided above, but just in case you feel like taking the trouble for an exploited endangered species, here you go:
- Big Cat Rescue details why cub petting is inhumane and leads to many cub mortalities.
- Exhibition is no life for a big cat, written by BCR.
- Believe it or not, petting cubs can contribute to canned hunts.
- Video by Big Cat Rescue talking about the cruelty of cub petting while showing legitimate cases of cruelty and a painful look at the lives they live.
- Lions, Tigers, and Bears Sanctuary on cub petting
- Confirmed Abuse or not, What Kind of Messages do Places Like Tiger Kingdom Send?
- 7 Reasons to Rethink Tiger Temple
- Tiger Temple or Tiger Business?
yes I know Tiger Temple is in there, they both operate on the same business model.
“I don’t really give a shit where the money goes. If I can have the chance to get close and personal with such majestic animals, I’ll pay any damn amount.” This is a really disgusting attitude and only makes you look like a selfish child that doesn’t care about contributing to the harm against big cats. All you care about is your chance to touch a tiger. To which you have absolutely no right. So don’t you dare call us the dicks. Because you claimed that title for yourself.
For those of you out of Australia, a shark attacked someone and so the government has called for a giant kill of sharks in the area. Maassive protests have been held on beaches across Australia to protest this slaughter.
This dude is Australian Navy Diver Paul de Gelder who 5 years ago lost his arm and leg to a massive bull shark in Sydney Harbour. He is speaking out against the mass slaughter of sharks around Western Australia.
Paul de Gelder is a champ.
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dont go through an artists sketchbook without their permission
DONT GO THROUGH AN ARTISTS SKETCHBOOK WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION
AND LISTEN TO THEM WHEN THEY TOLD YOU TO PUT IT DOWN
OR PEOPLE’S WRITING PLEASE IT’S SO EMBARRASSING WHEN SOMEONE READS SOMETHING YOU WROTE THAT WAS MEANT TO BE PERSONAL