Author: Wolves of the Sea

What do you think about the claims that living…

What do you think about the claims that living in captivity can cause animals mental health problems (For example Orcas)

I do not doubt that animals can suffer from mental health issues, whether living under the care of man or in their natural habitat. But I’m also not going to start making a ton of assumptions on an animals’ mental health without the data to back it up. Mental health issues is an insanely complicated thing in humans, and would be just as complicated, if not more-so in other animals because we can’t ask them. There is too many variables that can affect mental health from environment, experiences, genes, etc. So I have no problem in thinking an animal can develop mental issues, but I’m not going to point the finger and blame captivity because that’s just one factor out of many.

You support Seaworld? Even though they mistrea…

You support Seaworld? Even though they mistreat and abuse, starve, torture, enslave, and basically steal these beautiful and majestic creatures from their lives and families? So they can go from swimming hundreds and thousands of miles a day to swimming in circles in a tiny tank? Well, okay.

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Believe Promos (SeaWorld)

Believe Promos (SeaWorld)

Believe Promos (SeaWorld)

Believe Promos (SeaWorld)

flameheart2013: africanaquarian: velosarapte…

flameheart2013:

africanaquarian:

velosarapter:

libertarirynn:

There are a lot of absolute idiots in the comments saying things like “a good dog will never hurt a baby” and “the child is never to blame if the dog attacks” and “special snowflakes call everything abuse”

Listen here you fucktards: dogs. Are not. Fucking. People. They don’t operate by human logic. They don’t follow human moral codes. It has nothing to do with it being a “good dog“ or not. If you were getting hit and pulled on and punched and scratched constantly, you just might react. A dog can’t speak up and say “hey please stop that you’re hurting me“. What he can do is move, lunge, bite, etc. These actions might intentionally or unintentionally harm your child. Use your fucking head and don’t let your kid beat up on your dog no matter how many times he’s “taken it” before; you never know when he might snap. Don’t teach your kids it’s OK to treat animals like punching bags and they’ll never react. That’s immensely unfair to both the animal and the child. You could have a hurt or dead child and a euthanized dog because you were fucking dumbass who thought the dogs were just there to be treated like toys.

Same goes for cats and any other pet. Teach your child how to properly treat animals or don’t have any fucking animals.

When I was younger, one of our dogs, Brew, was pretty old and I loved him. I used to lie with my head on his shoulder and he’d put his head on mine and sleep. I literally loved him so much. But he was an old dog and one day I tripped and stood on his tail. He came up and nipped at me. Caught me in the face.

My mother freaked and I cried but we didn’t call police or anything because he did what comes to dogs naturally. He can’t say “ow, gerroff” so he could only bite. All he did was nip. A little warning. I felt awful and spent the rest of the day stroking him and saying sorry even though I had a bruise above my eye that looked like someone had hit me and sent me flying.

Don’t let your kids climb on your dogs or bother your cats. Your pets aren’t there to be abused for the sake of cuteness. It doesn’t matter if a baby doesn’t understand. If I toddler doesn’t know any better. I made hella sure that my niece’s and nephew didn’t hurt my pets at any age and taught them respect. They’ve been nipped and clawed because of their actions and I told them that.

Respect your pets and teach your kids the same. It’s absolute bullshit that an animal should suffer just because you don’t fucking want to teach kids to respect animals from the beginning.

The family dog also nipped me in the face when I was a child. I always loved animals and couldn’t recognize when the dog was annoyed with me being all in his face all the time. I also was told repeatedly to not do that but I was 3 so. One day he finally snapped and got me. It was totally my fault and my whole family acknowledged it and the dog remained and I learned my lesson lol.

One of my cats hissed and nicked an old friend of mine when we were kids. Why? She had pulled his tail trying to get his attention.

We didn’t report it, but I explained to my friend that cats’ spinal cords extend to the literal tip of their tail. Pulling on their tail is like pulling on someone’s spine…it’s going to hurt a LOT. And since cats can’t communicate with us, they attack as a form of defense (I only knew this because I wanted to be a vet at this age and had a vet book).

To this day, I still use this. I can even tell when I’m taking play fighting too far because my cats will have their ears bent down and outwards.

PLEASE teach your kids to treat animals with kindness.

Believe Promos (SeaWorld)

Believe Promos (SeaWorld)

Believe Promos (SeaWorld)

Believe Promos (SeaWorld)

Believe Promos (SeaWorld)

Believe Promos (SeaWorld)

Believe Promos (SeaWorld)

Believe Promos (SeaWorld)

orcas belong in the ocean not in a pool for ot…

orcas belong in the ocean not in a pool for other’s enjoyment!!

I wish I could be in a pool. It’s too damn hot.