Weirdo. Vegan. Rat Mom.
Caretaker of two rats, a dog, and three birds.

"Every action has a reaction. We've got one planet, one chance." - Tim Mcilrath
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falafelforlife:

gambinosgirl:

fyeahsavinganimals:

animalsandtrees:

from-meat-to-bean:

kvitvarg:

Take time to watch this.

GO WATCH THIS NOW!

In case you missed it, reblogging.

"The movie starts as a first-person journey to sustainability for Kip Andersen. He’s a self-proclaimed environmentalist, but it’s not until some serious digging that Kip discovers the devastating impact of the meat and dairy industries on the environment. As someone who turns to organizations like Greenpeace and Surfrider for info and guidance, Kip wonders why they have almost no information on the number one cause of environmental destruction (i.e. meat and dairy). He goes to speak to these organizations and films interviews (sometimes secretly).  By the middle of the movie, we have what shapes up to be a very real conspiracy. I know, sounds melodramatic, but watch the movie. There is no more appropriate word than conspiracy. The groups that are supposed to be helping the environment are spitting out more crap than a factory farm. Really, it’s bonkers.” -vegansaurus

Watch this now!

THIS IS SO FUCKING IMPORTANT WHETHER YOU ARE CURRENTLY A NON VEGAN OR A VEGAN 

OH MY GOD.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE WATCH THIS. VEGAN OR NON VEGAN. JUST. WATCH THIS.

Once you watch it, please buy a copy to support the person who created this documentary. 

The government is a liar. Money comes before human health, the lives of farmed animals, the lives of wild animals (yes, including endangered species), and the fate of our dying planet.

Make this is viral. This is our home, and it’s being destroyed. It is in our power to fight back, get mad. 

So today turned out to be awesome.

Flint came to me unsocialized and fearful. For the past 11 months he’s been with me, he never wanted to settle down for any bonding time, until today. I had him out watching tv with me and he curled up in my arm and bruxed as I pet him, for about thirty minutes straight.

Whenever I read a ‘rat care guide’ on the internet I always want to see ‘PATIENCE’ written in bold lettering in the ‘how to prepare for your new rat’ checklist. Flint has always been a fearful, anxious nipper. Many people would claim he’s a ‘bad rat’ or not a ‘good pet’. Which of course is not the case. Flint is a wonderful ratty, who needs someone who understands rat behavior and is patient enough to work with him at HIS pace.

What’s disturbing to me is that people get the ‘Well you’re gonna like me or else’ attitude with small animals. People try to spite these creatures by shoving them in small cages, or dragging them from their cages to ‘socialize’ (terrify) them against their will.

Bond with your companion animals at there own pace. You can’t force trust.

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This urn will turn you into a tree after you die

rainbow-road-to-happiness:

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You can choose what kind of tree you want to become

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Idk I just find this beautiful 

just imagine cemeteries looking like this

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a forest of living, changing, beautiful trees. I think a tombstone represents finality in death while a tree represents the continuation of life. It’s like you are living on symbolically through something greater than yourself. Each tree in a forest is a soul.

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sandwichdegato:

lezachusetts:

"Why am I single?" I ask myself as I have one rat sitting on my shoulder and the other in my bra.

Because people hate rats for no reasons. Be single until you find someone that’s not a speciesist asshole. Better be alone than in bad company. 

Also rats are better than most people. Just saying…

By most do you mean all?

Cause I’m pretty sure rats are better than all people.

I’ll find that special non-speciesist person or be happily single with rats for the rest of my days. ❤️

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vegankween:

fightingforanimals:

Dedicated vet performs life-saving surgery on goldfish
Goldfish might be among the least-expensive type of pets to purchase, but as the story of a hearty little swimmer named George proves, their lives can be as priceless as any other.
Last week, George’s owner brought her beloved pet to veterinarians at Lort Smith Animal Hospital in Melbourne, Australia in hopes that they might help save his life. The 10-year-old fish had developed a tumor on his head, and the tumor was making it increasingly difficult for him to swim or feed normally.
Dr. Tristan Rich, who assessed the fish’s condition, told the owner that he could either put the fish to sleep, or attempt to remove the growth. Performing surgery, especially on fish, can be a risky and costly endeavor, but George’s owner agreed that it was worth it.
Dr Tristan Rich, head of Lort Smith’s exotic and wildlife vet team, set up three buckets – one with a knock out dose of anaesthetic, one with a maintenance level of anaesthetic, and one with clean water as the recovery unit.Once George was asleep, Dr Tristan ran a tube from the maintenance bucket which was being oxygenated, into George’s mouth, so that the water with the maintenance dose of anaesthetic washed over his gills.Dr Tristan worked quickly to remove the large tumour, although the size of it meant that he had to use a gelatine sponge to control the bleeding during surgery. The size of the wound meant it was difficult to seal, so Dr Tristan put in four sutures then sealed the rest of the wound with tissue glue.
After the 45-minute surgery, George was returned to an oxygen-rich bucket to begin his recovery. Thanks to Dr. Rich’s skill and dedication to saving the life of even the most unlikely of patients, the shiny little pet is back on his fins. The vet says he’s performed such procedures less than a dozen times, but he’s clearly developed an expertise.
“The surgery went swimmingly and George has now returned home with his loving owner,” says Dr. Rich.  

Care for all living creatures, no matter how small.

vegankween:

fightingforanimals:

Dedicated vet performs life-saving surgery on goldfish

Goldfish might be among the least-expensive type of pets to purchase, but as the story of a hearty little swimmer named George proves, their lives can be as priceless as any other.

Last week, George’s owner brought her beloved pet to veterinarians at Lort Smith Animal Hospital in Melbourne, Australia in hopes that they might help save his life. The 10-year-old fish had developed a tumor on his head, and the tumor was making it increasingly difficult for him to swim or feed normally.

Dr. Tristan Rich, who assessed the fish’s condition, told the owner that he could either put the fish to sleep, or attempt to remove the growth. Performing surgery, especially on fish, can be a risky and costly endeavor, but George’s owner agreed that it was worth it.

Dr Tristan Rich, head of Lort Smith’s exotic and wildlife vet team, set up three buckets – one with a knock out dose of anaesthetic, one with a maintenance level of anaesthetic, and one with clean water as the recovery unit.

Once George was asleep, Dr Tristan ran a tube from the maintenance bucket which was being oxygenated, into George’s mouth, so that the water with the maintenance dose of anaesthetic washed over his gills.

Dr Tristan worked quickly to remove the large tumour, although the size of it meant that he had to use a gelatine sponge to control the bleeding during surgery. The size of the wound meant it was difficult to seal, so Dr Tristan put in four sutures then sealed the rest of the wound with tissue glue.

After the 45-minute surgery, George was returned to an oxygen-rich bucket to begin his recovery. Thanks to Dr. Rich’s skill and dedication to saving the life of even the most unlikely of patients, the shiny little pet is back on his fins. The vet says he’s performed such procedures less than a dozen times, but he’s clearly developed an expertise.

“The surgery went swimmingly and George has now returned home with his loving owner,” says Dr. Rich.  

Care for all living creatures, no matter how small.