In the past year, I got very involved with saving 'death row' pitbulls by fostering them until they get adopted.
And then through networking with dog rescue organizations, I ended up fostering a dog meat trade rescue dog. Till that point, I had heard of dog meat eating in Asia but thought it was a small, fringe behavior. Then I found out that in South Korea alone, 2 million dogs are killed for food each year. There are more dogs in dog farms than there are registered dogs in homes in S. Korea. And even if you want to rationalize that eating cows/pigs/chicken... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2183480 >the belief that dogs need to be tortured to make the meat sweeter. Not just physical torture (mutilation, waterboarding, hit with bats) but also mental torture (being forced to watch dogs burn and hear the screams). What the FUCK.
>>2183480 The reason you want the dog meat trade to be stopped is because it personally causes you anguish knowing that something you like experiences pain. But have you considered the anguish the end of the dog meat trade will cause to those who enjoy dog meat and make a living by it?
Is there anything you can keep in one of these tiny tanks? I have one, but can't think of anything that would live confortably inside one. Anoles, african dwarf frogs, small crabs, small fish, and everything else I can think of need more space to live in. The only thing I can think of is sea monkeys and small bugs.
I just caught a little striped scorpion and have him in a small cage like that one meanwhile i put him somewhere else, i was wondering if it will get along with a large tarantula if i put them in a 20 gallon aquarium together
What are some good non traditional pets for beginners? I want something that can make me feel like I am in the woods, also if I can open the window at night so it can hunt and come back so I don't have to feed it better
I usually don't go on this board, but can somebody please help me identify what the fuck kind of hellspawn insect this fucking thing is?
I found it on my slider door to my deck and it flew away a few minutes later while i was out of the room
I live in New England if that helps, but I've never seen anything similar to this fucking bug before where I live, at least not in zoos, which is probably where this giant, grotesque, nightmare fuel incarnate thing belongs
Please help me out so I can finally put my mind at ease
Hello /an/ I was wondering what you thought about me having my dogs canine teeth removed.
I have had dogs my whole life and have had my German Shepherd since High School. Recently, my fiancée and I had our first child and she feels really uncomfortable about having my dog anywhere near the baby. She told me that she either wants me to get rid of her all together or to have my dogs canine teeth surgically removed so her bite wouldn't be as bad. I have no intentions of getting rid of my dog and she has never bitten anyone. the thought of having to preform surgery incase of something that would never happen is troubling to me. But I want my fiancée to have peace of mind.
Tldr; I may have to have my dogs canines surgically removed. What's the harm in this?
Just keep the dog away from the baby, or very closely supervise all interactions. Assuming you can read dog body language and respond quickly, everything will be just fine. People with dogs have children all the time.
Alright so I recently got a Manx, and he has absolutely no tail, like the tiniest little nub and that's it. I come to /an/ with a question because Google is no help. Even though they're born without tails and 'used to it', can it affect their balance? He' about 16-20 weeks old and gallops when he runs (every time he runs) and seems to not be nearly as graceful as cats with tails. And I don't just mean for a kitten, I've had many kittens before and none have ever had balance issues like he does nor did they gallop to run. So basically, is... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
The Manx breed does have a slightly different gate than your average mutt cat. Did you get this cat from a breeder? If not its 99% likely your cat is just s mix with no tail. It shouldn't negatively effect him.
>go to pet store >so many cat foods >pick one that looks good >kittens seem to like it >stock up on it because I'm tired of going to the pet store every 3 days >kittens decide they don't really like it, no longer clear their dishes
So now I have ~60 6oz cans of a food they don't enjoy. Am I boned? Is there anything I can do to slowly liquidate it? Mix it with a... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
That happed to me and now I got a bunch of wellness kitten food. They only lick all the juice and then leave the rest. The same thing happened with other brands but they will actually eat the other stuff but they wont eat it all
Hey guys, grandma fell again and hurt her waist pretty bad, she is 80 now and well too old to live on her own. She has this cat that nobody wants so it falls on me the responsibility to get rid of him, he is 6 years old an spent his whole life inside, I was thinking of leaving him on a cardboard box with a months worth of food in some busy street and hoping for the best really, I don't know anything about shelters and I don't want to bother
/herp/ reptile classifieds for finding breeders of various scaled and sundry creatures
>kingsnake.com >faunaclassifieds.com >reptilescanada.com (Canadian breeders) >Also check to see if there are any annual reptile shows/expos in your area as these are good places to find good animals from good breeders at partial discount
/herp/ officially official all purpose care sheet... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
My Great Aunt went to live with my grandparents in the middle of June due to health issues, and she had three cats who lived in her basement that had little to no human contact for at least 3 months. One cat went to live with the aunt while I offered to take the other two. The first cat is getting along with me very well. But the second cat is the reason why I made this thread. This cat will let me feed her treats from my hand, yet whenever I come close, she hisses or growls at me. She also is a master at hiding, as I couldn't find her for more than a week at a time.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Give her distance. Keep hand feeding her treats. If you wear glasses, take them off and slowly let her smell the pieces that sit around your ear. Do the slow blink thing to her if she makes eye contact.
Just move at her pace. She is probably just fucking terrified and scared because her entire world has been upended. So long as she is using her box, just let her go at her pace... VERY SLOWLY. Cats are neurotic as fuck and need lots of time to adjust.
Also, is your house properly catified? IE lots and lots of high spaces, fun toys, hidey dark places on the ground, etc?
Rats may dribble small amounts of urine. It doesn't really smell, but in males it could. Males can be stinkers but it's not as bad as say, mice. Male rodents in general can have an oder. Get them neutered and it will go away. Males tend to be chill and lazy lap rats as they age so if you want the affection, go with them. Females tend to not sit still but I've had chill females too. Females are also at a very high risk of getting wrecked by mamary tumors. You can prevent it by getting them spayed.
They are easy to take care of. They aren't very loud,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I've adopted 30 year old Goffin and according to the old lady I got him from said the first owners where to nice brothers who could not take him to there new place so they gave him to there sister who was a very shitty person and would bang and keep him in the dark all the time and now he hates all women. I tried to get him accustomed to women by getting my gf to feed him his food give him treats for 7 months, but he stills chases her around and bites the shit out of her and guards the shit out of me. He's a good cuddler and nice bird but he is a mean old bastard and... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Is there some kind of service that one can call to get the strays in one's neighborhood spayed and neutered, and also preferably medical attention?
There's this tiny mother cat that mr and my neighbor have been feeding wet food who looks like she has worms and isn't particularly healthy as she's really really tiny, and it breaks my heart to see her so weak. Her kittens might also have some kind of health issue but I'm as of yet unsure.
The tl;dr is that anyone trying to bring a dog into the US that doesn't have rabies vaccination must be confined until 30 days after vaccination. Even if it's not rabid and you can prove the parents had vaccinations and the doghas no chance of carrying rabies. The agreement makes it so you can't take the dog out of the house unless it's... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I adopted a cat last year from a friend of a friend who was leaving the country back to her home country. The cat is 2+ years old, male, fixed, and completely unsocialized. I've been unsuccessfully trying to socialize him for a year to my other 6 cats (all adopted, all socialized). He was picked up off a highway as a kitten, and has had no littermates. His previous owner didn't know how to teach him to play and hold his strength, so he bites and is very twitchy. He's sweet and loves to sleep on the bed, and is otherwise perfect.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
What are you doing ot socialize him. if he's been on the streets for a long time, he isn't going to flip some switch and become a home cat. you have to intervene a little bit and show him that other cats coming up to him doesn't mean he'll get hurt.
Can we have a thread for instant crustacean pets? I was real interested in these as a kid. I had sea monkeys and triops and have been thinking about buying them again. I only just recently saw that there are a bunch of different species of fairy shrimp, which are larger and some more colorful than the sea monkeys I had as a kid. I even saw a triops kit on Amazon that claimed to have transparent triops, which sounds sort of neat. I'm thinking about setting up a small tank for some larger fairy shrimp.
>>2181738 Years ago, I bought one called the Triops DLX kit. It has one of those small kritter keeper cages and I ended up with about 5 healthy ones. I moved them into a 5 gallon tank, but eventually they died and I had none left because the filter sucked up all my babies. Stupid mistake but that was a long time ago. A competent fish keeper can keep these healthy indefinitely, but they should have fine substrate for them to lay eggs in and a proper filter or bubble rock that won't genocide them all.
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