I’m doing a persuasive speech and this would really help me out.
If you think animals should be adopted from shelters, reblog.
If you think animals should be bought from pet stores, like.
1. Frankenweenie (2012)
2. Corpse Bride (2005)
3. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
IM NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO NOTICED THIS
I’ve been cheated my whole life.
"Every story has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Not necessarily in that order." - Tim Burton.
I love stories and protagonists that are not cynical
I love protagonists who believe wholeheartedly in something
I love protagonists who hate hurting anyone
I love stories about kindness in very unkind worlds
I love stories about people promising to be good to one another even if they cant know how to save the world or be good for any thing else
This tweet is so important to me
when she says she doesn’t send nudes
when guys objectify women and expect them to send nudes
when someone asks you about your nuclear plans for russia
so much tension in one photo
its either 1am or 1pm in the pic and i dont know which is funnier
Hey tumblr… how about we take time time to address another major concern: the captive wildlife crisis.
You realize that the exotic pet trade is a major reason why there are only several thousand tigers left in the wild, yes? You realize that supporting the exotic wildlife trade is basically the same as supporting poaching, yes?
No one… NO ONE should keep an exotic animal as a pet. I don’t care how cuddly or cool they seem. They have been taken from their natural habitat, bred, and abused for profit and amusement. They are not domesticated like dogs and house cats and are therefore unreliable. Their native populations are dwindling to nothing in a shockingly short time (in the last hundred years).
The captive wildlife crisis is perpetuating the extinction of these species.
More often than not, captive wildlife live in squalor and are fed diets that allow their health to deteriorate. They are inbred. They are not well cared for. I don’t care how noble your intentions. They develop teeth, intestinal, eye, and leg issues. Their life span is cut in half.
And it’s posts like this that hype and glamorize something that is causing severe and permanent harm to the animals that you claim to love so much.
For those who don’t understand the gravity of the situation, I highly suggest you watch The Elephant in the Living Room. Also, check out this story about Zanesville, OH that details what happens when things go wrong with owning exotic animals.
Y’all jumped on the bandwagon to support orcas after Blackfish… it’s time to see the bigger picture.
Elephant in the Living Room was ridiculous in that I had virtually no idea how bad it all was.
I had no idea there were more Bengal (I believe? it’s been awhile since I watched it) tigers in captivity in Texas than in the wild, and I grew up in the state learning “Texas history and social studies” for years.
This is a more subtle effect of colonialism/capitalism. The disruption of the indigenous populations followed by the distortion and damage to the ecosystem at large. To the point now where you have a booming, global and mercilessly violent exotic animal (as well as exotic hunting) industry, running on the casualties of both humans and animals alike, that most don’t even know about, or don’t know the extent of how terrible it is.
Tws for animal abuse, death, discussions of body horror for all related materials regarding this subject