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carnivorous: The Antarctic Scale Worm aka Golden Worm is a bizarre marine creature found in oceans near Antarctica. It lives at depth of 500+ meters, grows to be more than 20cm long and it is carnivorous!
carnivorous: The Antarctic Scale Worm aka Golden Worm is a bizarre marine creature found in oceans near Antarctica. It lives at depth of 500+ meters, grows to be more than 20cm long and it is carnivorous!

The Antarctic Scale Worm aka Golden Worm is a bizarre marine creature found in oceans near Antarctica. It lives at depth of 500+ meters,...

carnivorous: i-should-be-writing-rn: inlovewithaleheather: thecuckoohaslanded: gerbthenerd: alexander-lamington: thelizardprincess: biglawbear: blacksirencry: swaglexander-the-great: #That’s a#That’s a blue ringed octopus#You’re going to die do you realise that#It is literally one of the most deadly animals in the world#Not just in Australia or just in the ocean in THE WORLD#Put it DOWN#And go to a hospital jfc via platonic-rabbit  me tryna find out if this fool died “The blue-ringed octopus, despite its small size, carries enough venom to kill twenty-six adult humans within minutes. Their bites are tiny and often painless, with many victims not realizing they have been envenomated until respiratory depression and paralysis start to set in.[8] No blue-ringed octopus antivenom is available yet, making it one of the deadliest reef inhabitants in the ocean.” Holy shit And this is why I don’t go in the ocean anymore Also the blue rings literally only show up when it is distressed so this person has angered it!!! You are in danger friend!!! Actually this guy keeps them as pets they’re on his instagram (william_exotique) and he frequently holds then and I just? Don’t know why? And also every picture or video he posts of them shows the blue rings so they’re always in distress I just do not understand why he’s doing this #AMY EXPLAIN HOW DUMB THIS GUY IS  I mean OP pretty much covered it.  A blue ringed octopus is almost on the level of CONE SNAIL on the list of things you ABSOLUTELY DO NOT PICK UP UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. But ask and you shall receive,  On this episode of “Fun Facts With Cuckoo,” DEAD.  YOU’RE DEAD.  EVERYTHING IS DEAD AND YOU SHOULD NEVER TOUCH ANYTHING IN THE OCEAN EVER AGAIN. There are many things that will kill you. [citation needed] There are fewer, but still many things that will kill you FAST. There are yet fewer things that kill you fast and by such an overwhelming margin of overkill that nervous laughter is our only solace in the dark of this terrible, surprisingly Lovecraftian world of unearthly horrors that we live in. Of the things that I know about which will kill you fast via just plain insultingly potent venom, which is a not insignificant number of things because I know a not insignificant number of things, there are about 3 things in the ocean – IN THE WHOLE OCEAN – which are so insanely, mind-bogglingly deadly that there is pretty much no possible hope for survival (I mean you CAN, but god help you if you’re ever in that situation, because god’s just about damn near the only thing that CAN help you).  THE. WHOLE. OCEAN. Those three things are the Irukandji (a tiny (1cm) species of box jellyfish, which has stingers not only on its tentacles but on its BELL, for reasons no one has definitively figured out, and is so toxic despite its size its sting can cause a severe brain hemorrhage), the cone snail (a group of carnivorous sea snails that is accepted to be the most venomous animals on earth, with a STUPIDLY fast acting and extremely powerful neurotoxin that has in at least one case killed a human ALMOST INSTANTANEOUSLY, because the swimmer who found two beautiful shells (unfortunately cone snails tend to have very pretty shells which makes people want to pick them up) was holding them up for a picture and ended up being stabbed in the neck by not one but TWO cone snails at the same time, and it is believed that she was literally dead before she hit the ground, I mean LITERALLY in a 100% non-fictional and non-exaggerated way, in between the time the two cone snails stabbed her and the time her limp body hit the sand, she was not alive anymore), and the blue ringed octopus. It is POSSIBLE to survive any of these.  But not without immediate medical attention.  Of these three, the Irukandji is by far the most treatable, because Australia and other coastal regions (including Florida and other parts of the US) are kind of experienced in dealing with box jellyfish. The blue ringed octopus will fucking kill you.  There’s no antidote for their venom, ONE COMPONENT OF WHICH (tetrodotoxin) is 1200 times deadlier than cyanide.  It’s a powerful neurotoxin (most of the worst venoms are because the species that produce them need to kill or at least paralyze their prey quickly, like jellyfish whose fragile tentacles could be damaged if their food doesn’t stop struggling) that attacks the sodium channels and causes muscle paralysis.  It doesn’t necessarily kill you quickly.  It PARALYZES you quickly, so that you can’t really call for help or describe the problem, and you will probably end up slowly suffocating from a paralyzed diaphragm.  Tetrodotoxin can be metabolized by the body in a matter of hours, but it can also kill you in a matter of minutes if you get a lethal dose (which isn’t much, the LD50 or median lethal dose, the dose at which you have a 50% chance of survival, is only 8 MICROGRAMS per kilogram of body weight (as tested in mice)).  This is, by venom standards, not a large amount, which means the animal that is capable of putting this venom inside your body is very very good at killing the absolute shit out of you. DON’T TOUCH THE BLUE RINGED OCTOPUS. Now, because overkill is my motto, let me briefly explain why Conus geographus is the undisputed champion of YOU WILL NOT SURVIVE, AND FURTHERMORE FUCK YOU FOR THINKING OTHERWISE. A cone snail walks into a bar.  You’d expect the bartender to ask, “what’s your poison,” but they were paralyzed before they could ask and OH LOOK they’re already FUCKING DEAD ON THE GROUND. Conus geographus is about 4-6 inches long and nature’s equivalent of Avada Kedavra.  Cone snails literally have their own KIND of toxins named after them: conotoxin.  Not only is there no antidote, but their venom AGGRESSIVELY RESISTS our ability to find a cure, because we barely understand how it works AND conotoxins are so internally varied, even within a single species, that any one antidote isn’t going to help because they’re constantly mutating and evolving their venom to prevent their prey from evolving a resistance to it.  Plus their venom is like, a bunch of different venoms all at once JUST IN CASE any one of them wasn’t good enough. I want you to read these two sentences from the wiki page on conotoxin: “Conotoxins have a variety of mechanisms of actions, most of which have not been determined.” “The LD50 of conotoxin is 50 ng/kg.” Remember how the LD50 of tetrodotoxin is 8μg/kg?  Conotoxin is 160 times more potent.  FIFTY NANOGRAMS PER KILOGRAM HAS A 50% CHANCE OF KILLING YOU. A 220-POUND HUMAN HAS A 50% CHANCE OF SURVIVAL AGAINST JUST 5 MICROGRAMS OF CONOTOXIN.   I DID SOME MATH.   IT WOULD TAKE 7-9 MILLIGRAMS OF CONOTOXIN TO KILL A BLUE WHALE, THE HEAVIEST ANIMAL TO EVER LIVE. (based on weight estimates from 300-400,000 lbs.) Conus geographus is so fucking deadly that “In two cases of envenomation, only 0.0002-0.0005 mg resulted in severe paralysis.” THIS THING KILLS STUFF SO HARD THAT BEFORE YOU HEAR THE FIRST “MORTAL KOMBAT” IN THE MORTAL KOMBAT THEME, THERE’S PROBABLY ALREADY BEEN A FATALITY. And guess what?  Cone snails don’t do that NOOB SHIT with the superficial biting or stinging.  Your wetsuit or gloves won’t protect you.  Because homeboy didn’t bring teeth to evolution’s knife fight.  Oh no.  It brought a motherfucking radula POISON HARPOON.  It’s lightning fast and has way more piercing power than some silly little cnidocytes or salivary bacteria. Another component of their venom is being researched for its potential as a pain reliever.  “WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT????” you might reasonably ask.  And you would be right to do so, because science has gone too far and has surely sinned against the very image of Mollusca Kedavra.  Well, it turns out the answer is “Research shows that certain component proteins of the venom target specific human pain receptors and can be up to 10,000 times more potent than morphine without morphine’s addictive properties and side-effects.”  That’s right, the part of their venom that SPECIFICALLY DOESN’T HURT YOU is up to 10,000 times more potent than morphine. Also, Conus geographus (along with one other cone snail species, C. tulipa) is the only known non-human animal to weaponize insulin.  In addition to the normal insulin that the snails produce for their own use, their bodies manufacture an ADDITIONAL insulin molecule that is similar to the kind produced in fish (which they eat) for the sole purpose of stunning their prey through hypoglycemic shock.  BECAUSE APPARENTLY THEY DON’T FEEL LIKE THEY’D KILL YOU HARD ENOUGH OTHERWISE. IF you are going to survive the ALMIGHTY CONE SNAIL, WHO KNOWS NO FEAR, TRIUMPHANT HEDGEMON OF THE MOLECULAR ARMS RACE, TRUE BORN HEIR TO THE SCYTHE OF DEATH ITSELF, FISHSLAYER, GOD AMONG MOLLUSKS, WHOSE WRATH IS MERCIFUL ONLY IN ITS BREVITY, ADMIRABLE IN ITS BEAUTY AND UNSULLIED BY THE UNWORTHY TOUCH OF MORTAL HANDS OR SCALES OR REALLY ANYTHING IN RANGE OF ITS RADULA HARPOON, then literally the only thing that’s going to save you is for you to be kept alive artificially (externalizing your respiratory functions to force your body to continue breathing, basically) until the effects of the venom wear off.  And because of how quickly this venom acts, you need to get that medical attention VERY, VERY FAST. And if you don’t get it, you will still be conscious while the paralysis slowly suffocates you to death. Don’t touch the pretty shells. I’ve never been so intrigued to learn how easily I could be fucking exterminated from existence by the overpowered sea creatures of the world. You’ve done a better job at keeping my attention then any of my teachers ever have. You know what I’m putting this on the writing blog cause I personally can see potential in some fantasy villain attempting to weaponise cone snailsIn which case, all hail snail king 🐌
carnivorous: i-should-be-writing-rn:

inlovewithaleheather:

thecuckoohaslanded:


gerbthenerd:

alexander-lamington:


thelizardprincess:


biglawbear:


blacksirencry:

swaglexander-the-great:


#That’s a#That’s a blue ringed octopus#You’re going to die do you realise that#It is literally one of the most deadly animals in the world#Not just in Australia or just in the ocean in THE WORLD#Put it DOWN#And go to a hospital jfc via platonic-rabbit 
me tryna find out if this fool died


“The blue-ringed octopus, despite its small size, carries enough venom to kill twenty-six adult humans within minutes. Their bites are tiny and often painless, with many victims not realizing they have been envenomated until respiratory depression and paralysis start to set in.[8] No blue-ringed octopus antivenom is available yet, making it one of the deadliest reef inhabitants in the ocean.”
Holy shit


And this is why I don’t go in the ocean anymore


Also the blue rings literally only show up when it is distressed so this person has angered it!!! You are in danger friend!!!


Actually this guy keeps them as pets they’re on his instagram (william_exotique) and he frequently holds then and I just? Don’t know why? And also every picture or video he posts of them shows the blue rings so they’re always in distress I just do not understand why he’s doing this



#AMY EXPLAIN HOW DUMB THIS GUY IS 
I mean OP pretty much covered it.  A blue ringed octopus is almost on the level of CONE SNAIL on the list of things you ABSOLUTELY DO NOT PICK UP UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
But ask and you shall receive,  On this episode of “Fun Facts With Cuckoo,” DEAD.  YOU’RE DEAD.  EVERYTHING IS DEAD AND YOU SHOULD NEVER TOUCH ANYTHING IN THE OCEAN EVER AGAIN.
There are many things that will kill you.

[citation needed]
There are fewer, but still many things that will kill you FAST.
There are yet fewer things that kill you fast and by such an overwhelming margin of overkill that nervous laughter is our only solace in the dark of this terrible, surprisingly Lovecraftian world of unearthly horrors that we live in.
Of the things that I know about which will kill you fast via just plain insultingly potent venom, which is a not insignificant number of things because I know a not insignificant number of things, there are about 3 things in the ocean – IN THE WHOLE OCEAN – which are so insanely, mind-bogglingly deadly that there is pretty much no possible hope for survival (I mean you CAN, but god help you if you’re ever in that situation, because god’s just about damn near the only thing that CAN help you).  THE. WHOLE. OCEAN.
Those three things are the Irukandji (a tiny (1cm) species of box jellyfish, which has stingers not only on its tentacles but on its BELL, for reasons no one has definitively figured out, and is so toxic despite its size its sting can cause a severe brain hemorrhage), the cone snail (a group of carnivorous sea snails that is accepted to be the most venomous animals on earth, with a STUPIDLY fast acting and extremely powerful neurotoxin that has in at least one case killed a human ALMOST INSTANTANEOUSLY, because the swimmer who found two beautiful shells (unfortunately cone snails tend to have very pretty shells which makes people want to pick them up) was holding them up for a picture and ended up being stabbed in the neck by not one but TWO cone snails at the same time, and it is believed that she was literally dead before she hit the ground, I mean LITERALLY in a 100% non-fictional and non-exaggerated way, in between the time the two cone snails stabbed her and the time her limp body hit the sand, she was not alive anymore), and the blue ringed octopus.
It is POSSIBLE to survive any of these.  But not without immediate medical attention.  Of these three, the Irukandji is by far the most treatable, because Australia and other coastal regions (including Florida and other parts of the US) are kind of experienced in dealing with box jellyfish.
The blue ringed octopus will fucking kill you.  There’s no antidote for their venom, ONE COMPONENT OF WHICH (tetrodotoxin) is 1200 times deadlier than cyanide.  It’s a powerful neurotoxin (most of the worst venoms are because the species that produce them need to kill or at least paralyze their prey quickly, like jellyfish whose fragile tentacles could be damaged if their food doesn’t stop struggling) that attacks the sodium channels and causes muscle paralysis.  It doesn’t necessarily kill you quickly.  It PARALYZES you quickly, so that you can’t really call for help or describe the problem, and you will probably end up slowly suffocating from a paralyzed diaphragm.  Tetrodotoxin can be metabolized by the body in a matter of hours, but it can also kill you in a matter of minutes if you get a lethal dose (which isn’t much, the 

LD50

 or median lethal dose, the dose at which you have a 50% chance of survival, is only 8 MICROGRAMS per kilogram of body weight (as tested in mice)).  This is, by venom standards, not a large amount, which means the animal that is capable of putting this venom inside your body is very very good at killing the absolute shit out of you.
DON’T TOUCH THE BLUE RINGED OCTOPUS.
Now, because overkill is my motto, let me briefly explain why Conus geographus is the undisputed champion of YOU WILL NOT SURVIVE, AND FURTHERMORE FUCK YOU FOR THINKING OTHERWISE.
A cone snail walks into a bar.  You’d expect the bartender to ask, “what’s your poison,” but they were paralyzed before they could ask and OH LOOK they’re already FUCKING DEAD ON THE GROUND.
Conus geographus is about 4-6 inches long and nature’s equivalent of Avada Kedavra.  Cone snails literally have their own KIND of toxins named after them: conotoxin.  Not only is there no antidote, but their venom AGGRESSIVELY RESISTS our ability to find a cure, because we barely understand how it works AND conotoxins are so internally varied, even within a single species, that any one antidote isn’t going to help because they’re constantly mutating and evolving their venom to prevent their prey from evolving a resistance to it.  Plus their venom is like, a bunch of different venoms all at once JUST IN CASE any one of them wasn’t good enough.
I want you to read these two sentences from the wiki page on conotoxin:
“Conotoxins have a variety of mechanisms of actions, most of which have not been determined.”


“The LD50 of conotoxin is 50 ng/kg.”
Remember how the 

LD50 of tetrodotoxin is 8μg/kg?  Conotoxin is 160 times more potent.  FIFTY NANOGRAMS PER KILOGRAM HAS A 50% CHANCE OF KILLING YOU. A 220-POUND HUMAN HAS A 50% CHANCE OF SURVIVAL AGAINST JUST 5 MICROGRAMS OF CONOTOXIN.  
I DID SOME MATH.  
IT WOULD TAKE 7-9 MILLIGRAMS OF CONOTOXIN TO KILL A BLUE WHALE, THE HEAVIEST ANIMAL TO EVER LIVE. (based on weight estimates from 300-400,000 lbs.)
Conus geographus is so fucking deadly that “In two cases of envenomation, only 0.0002-0.0005 mg resulted in severe paralysis.”
THIS THING KILLS STUFF SO HARD THAT BEFORE YOU HEAR THE FIRST “MORTAL KOMBAT” IN THE MORTAL KOMBAT THEME, THERE’S PROBABLY ALREADY BEEN A FATALITY.
And guess what?  Cone snails don’t do that NOOB SHIT with the superficial biting or stinging.  Your wetsuit or gloves won’t protect you.  Because homeboy didn’t bring teeth to evolution’s knife fight.  Oh no.  It brought a motherfucking radula POISON HARPOON.  It’s lightning fast and has way more piercing power than some silly little cnidocytes or salivary bacteria.
Another component of their venom is being researched for its potential as a pain reliever.  “WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT????” you might reasonably ask.  And you would be right to do so, because science has gone too far and has surely sinned against the very image of Mollusca Kedavra.  Well, it turns out the answer is “Research shows that certain component proteins of the venom target specific human pain receptors and can be up to 10,000 times more potent than morphine without morphine’s addictive properties and side-effects.”  That’s right, the part of their venom that SPECIFICALLY DOESN’T HURT YOU is up to 10,000 times more potent than morphine.
Also, Conus geographus (along with one other cone snail species, C. tulipa) is the only known non-human animal to weaponize insulin.  In addition to the normal insulin that the snails produce for their own use, their bodies manufacture an ADDITIONAL insulin molecule that is similar to the kind produced in fish (which they eat) for the sole purpose of stunning their prey through hypoglycemic shock.  BECAUSE APPARENTLY THEY DON’T FEEL LIKE THEY’D KILL YOU HARD ENOUGH OTHERWISE.
IF you are going to survive the ALMIGHTY CONE SNAIL, WHO KNOWS NO FEAR, TRIUMPHANT HEDGEMON OF THE MOLECULAR ARMS RACE, TRUE BORN HEIR TO THE SCYTHE OF DEATH ITSELF, FISHSLAYER, GOD AMONG MOLLUSKS, WHOSE WRATH IS MERCIFUL ONLY IN ITS BREVITY, ADMIRABLE IN ITS BEAUTY AND UNSULLIED BY THE UNWORTHY TOUCH OF MORTAL HANDS OR SCALES OR REALLY ANYTHING IN RANGE OF ITS RADULA HARPOON, then literally the only thing that’s going to save you is for you to be kept alive artificially (externalizing your respiratory functions to force your body to continue breathing, basically) until the effects of the venom wear off.  And because of how quickly this venom acts, you need to get that medical attention VERY, VERY FAST.
And if you don’t get it, you will still be conscious while the paralysis slowly suffocates you to death.
Don’t touch the pretty shells.


I’ve never been so intrigued to learn how easily I could be fucking exterminated from existence by the overpowered sea creatures of the world. You’ve done a better job at keeping my attention then any of my teachers ever have.


You know what I’m putting this on the writing blog cause I personally can see potential in some fantasy villain attempting to weaponise cone snailsIn which case, all hail snail king 🐌

i-should-be-writing-rn: inlovewithaleheather: thecuckoohaslanded: gerbthenerd: alexander-lamington: thelizardprincess: biglawbea...

carnivorous: friend-called-boxcar who was the fool who was tasked with naming the galax y and the only adjective they could think of was skazuhira-miller scientist: (gazing up at space) scientist: sure is a milky boy freshfriedtrash NO YOU DONT UNDERSTAND MERS ARE THE SHITTEST EVER AT ASTRONO NAMING THINGS I KID YOU NOT When it came time to name the two theoretical particle types that might be dark matter THEY INTENTIONALLY CHOSE THE NAMES SO THAT THE ACRONYMS WOULD SPELL "WIMPS" AND MACHOS I SHIT YOU NOT THEY ARE FUCKING TERRIBLE AT NAMING ANYTHING braincoins I just listened to a talk by Neil deGrasse Tyson himself LAST NIGHT and he went on about this more than once m walking down the street and I'm like pretty rock... and some Geologist is like 'actually that's anorthosite feldspar and I'm like 'Nevermind, I don't want it anymore. Any biologists in the audience? [some clapping] Yeah, you know what I'm talking about. The most important molecule in the human body, what did you name it? It has NINE SYLLABLES and it's so long that even YOU GUYS abbreviate it as DNA'! But astrophysicists and astronomers? No, man, we call it like we see it. Star made of neutrons? NEUTRON STAR. Small white star? WHITE DWARF You know that big red spot on Jupiter? Know what we cal " lled it? JUPITER'S RED SPOT the-scarlet-spider okay i'm glad you mentioned the biologist nonsense bc their naming methods are the bane of my existence gallusrostromegalus I see your astrophysicists-are-shit-at-names and raise you Marine-Biologists-Are-Fucking-Maniacs See this beautiful creature? It's a carnivorous deep-sea sponge that lives off of Easter Island and never sees the light of day, as it's about 9000 feet down. Those delicate-looking orbs are covered in millions of tiny hooked spines, which latch onto anything unfortunate enough to bump into it, and hold it in place as it is digested alive by the sponge's skin. Amazing, beautiful and profoundly creepy. They could have given it so many cool names. Could have drawn on mythology (I think Scylla would have been an appropriate reference), the region it was found in, the textured skin, PHAGOCYTOSIS, anything! You wanna know what they called it? PING-PONG TREE SPONGE. Good job, marine biologists. Source: friend-called-boxcar Scientific nomenclature is sh#te but sometimes funny.
carnivorous: friend-called-boxcar
 who was the fool who was tasked with naming the
 galax
 y and the only adjective they could think of was
 skazuhira-miller
 scientist: (gazing up at space)
 scientist: sure is a milky boy
 freshfriedtrash
 NO
 YOU DONT UNDERSTAND
 MERS ARE THE SHITTEST EVER AT
 ASTRONO
 NAMING THINGS I KID YOU NOT
 When it came time to name the two theoretical
 particle types that might be dark matter THEY
 INTENTIONALLY CHOSE THE NAMES SO THAT
 THE ACRONYMS WOULD SPELL "WIMPS" AND
 MACHOS I SHIT YOU NOT
 THEY ARE FUCKING TERRIBLE AT NAMING
 ANYTHING
 braincoins
 I just listened to a talk by Neil deGrasse Tyson
 himself LAST NIGHT and he went on about this
 more than once
 m walking down the street and I'm like
 pretty rock... and some Geologist is like 'actually
 that's anorthosite feldspar and I'm like 'Nevermind,
 I don't want it anymore. Any biologists in the
 audience? [some clapping] Yeah, you know what
 I'm talking about. The most important molecule in
 the human body, what did you name it? It has NINE
 SYLLABLES and it's so long that even YOU GUYS
 abbreviate it as DNA'!
 But astrophysicists and astronomers? No, man,
 we call it like we see it. Star made of neutrons?
 NEUTRON STAR. Small white star? WHITE DWARF
 You know that big red spot on Jupiter? Know what we
 cal "
 lled it? JUPITER'S RED SPOT
 the-scarlet-spider
 okay i'm glad you mentioned the biologist
 nonsense bc their naming methods are the
 bane of my existence
 gallusrostromegalus
 I see your astrophysicists-are-shit-at-names and raise
 you Marine-Biologists-Are-Fucking-Maniacs
 See this beautiful creature?
 It's a carnivorous deep-sea sponge that lives off
 of Easter Island and never sees the light of day, as
 it's about 9000 feet down. Those delicate-looking
 orbs are covered in millions of tiny hooked spines,
 which latch onto anything unfortunate enough to
 bump into it, and hold it in place as it is digested
 alive by the sponge's skin. Amazing, beautiful and
 profoundly creepy. They could have given it so many
 cool names. Could have drawn on mythology (I think
 Scylla would have been an appropriate reference),
 the region it was found in, the textured skin,
 PHAGOCYTOSIS, anything!
 You wanna know what they called it?
 PING-PONG TREE SPONGE.
 Good job, marine biologists.
 Source: friend-called-boxcar
Scientific nomenclature is sh#te but sometimes funny.

Scientific nomenclature is sh#te but sometimes funny.

carnivorous: tyleroakley perks-of-being-chinese glenjamin-danzig who was the fool who was tasked with naming the galaxy and the only adjective they could think of was skazuhira-miller scientist: (gazing up at space) scientist: i sure is a milky boy freshfriedtrash NO YOU DONT UNDERSTAND ASTRONOMERS ARE THE SHITTIEST EVER AT NAMING THINGS I KID YOU NOT When it came time to name the two theoretical particle types that might be dark matter THEY INTENTIONALLY CHOSE THE NAMES SO THAT THE ACRONYMS WOULD SPELL "WIMPS" AND "MACHOS" I SHIT YOU NOT THEY ARE FUCKING TERRIBLE AT NAMING ANYTHING braincoins I just listened to a talk by Neil deGrasse Tyson himself LAST NIGHT and he went on about this more than once I'm walking down the street and I'm like 'ooh pretty rock... and some Geologist is like 'actually, that's anorthosite feldspar and I'm like 'Nevermind, I don't want it anymore. Any biologists in the audience? [some clappingl Yeah, you know what I'm talking about. The most important molecule in the human body, what did you name it? It has NINE SYLLABLES and it's so long that even YOU GUYS abbreviate it as DNA! But astrophysicists and astronomers? No, man, we call it like we see it. Star made of neutrons? NEUTRON STAR. Small white star? WHITE DWARF. You know that big red spot on Jupiter? Know what we called it? JUPITER'S RED SPOT the-scarlet-spider okay i'm glad you mentioned the biologist nonsense bc their naming methods are the bane of my existence gallusrostromegalus I see your astrophysicists-are-shit-at-names and raise you Marine-Biologists-Are-Fucking-Maniacs. See this beautiful creature? a carnivorous deep-sea sponge that lives off of Easter Island and never sees the light of day, as it's about 9000 feet down. Those delicate-looking orbs are covered in millions of tiny hooked spines, which latch onto anything unfortunate enough to bump into it, and hold it in place as it is digested alive skin. Amazing, beautiful and profoundly creepy. They could have given it so many cool names. Could have drawn on mythology ( think Scylla would have been an appropriate reference), the region it was found in, the textured skin, PHAGOCYTOSIS, anything! by the sponge's You wanna know what they called it? PING-PONG TREE SPONGE. Good job, marine biologists. Source: friend-called-boxcar Scientists and their naming systems
carnivorous: tyleroakley
 perks-of-being-chinese
 glenjamin-danzig
 who was the fool who was tasked with naming the
 galaxy and the only adjective they could think of was
 skazuhira-miller
 scientist: (gazing up at space)
 scientist:
 i sure is a milky boy
 freshfriedtrash
 NO
 YOU DONT UNDERSTAND
 ASTRONOMERS ARE THE SHITTIEST EVER AT
 NAMING THINGS I KID YOU NOT
 When it came time to name the two theoretical particle
 types that might be dark matter THEY INTENTIONALLY
 CHOSE THE NAMES SO THAT THE ACRONYMS
 WOULD SPELL "WIMPS" AND "MACHOS" I SHIT YOU
 NOT
 THEY ARE FUCKING TERRIBLE AT NAMING ANYTHING
 braincoins
 I just listened to a talk by Neil deGrasse Tyson himself
 LAST NIGHT and he went on about this more than
 once
 I'm walking down the street and I'm like 'ooh pretty
 rock... and some Geologist is like 'actually, that's
 anorthosite feldspar and I'm like 'Nevermind, I don't
 want it anymore. Any biologists in the audience?
 [some clappingl Yeah, you know what I'm talking
 about. The most important molecule in the human
 body, what did you name it? It has NINE SYLLABLES
 and it's so long that even YOU GUYS abbreviate it as
 DNA!
 But astrophysicists and astronomers? No, man, we
 call it like we see it. Star made of neutrons? NEUTRON
 STAR. Small white star? WHITE DWARF. You know
 that big red spot on Jupiter? Know what we called it?
 JUPITER'S RED SPOT
 the-scarlet-spider
 okay i'm glad you mentioned the biologist nonsense bc
 their naming methods are the bane of my existence
 gallusrostromegalus
 I see your astrophysicists-are-shit-at-names and raise
 you Marine-Biologists-Are-Fucking-Maniacs.
 See this beautiful creature?
 a carnivorous deep-sea sponge that lives off of
 Easter Island and never sees the light of day, as it's
 about 9000 feet down. Those delicate-looking orbs are
 covered in millions of tiny hooked spines, which latch
 onto anything unfortunate enough to bump into it, and
 hold it in place as it is digested alive
 skin. Amazing, beautiful and profoundly creepy. They
 could have given it so many cool names. Could have
 drawn on mythology ( think Scylla would have been an
 appropriate reference), the region it was found in, the
 textured skin, PHAGOCYTOSIS, anything!
 by the sponge's
 You wanna know what they called it?
 PING-PONG TREE SPONGE.
 Good job, marine biologists.
 Source: friend-called-boxcar
Scientists and their naming systems

Scientists and their naming systems

carnivorous: <p><a href="http://noelleian.tumblr.com/post/169002539157/calleo-bogleech-raw-fed-pets-faofox" class="tumblr_blog">noelleian</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://calleo.tumblr.com/post/168968744159/bogleech-raw-fed-pets-faofox" class="tumblr_blog">calleo</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://bogleech.tumblr.com/post/93450647663">bogleech</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://raw-fed-pets.tumblr.com/post/90406730386">raw-fed-pets</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://faofox.tumblr.com/post/90404102112">faofox</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://raw-fed-pets.tumblr.com/post/90389499204">raw-fed-pets</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>All dogs share the same basic digestive system despite the range of physical variations (and attitudes) across different breeds. Every dog is designed to eat a raw animal-based diet, from the Chihuahua to the Great Dane. Breed-specific dog food brands are simply a marketing gimmick aimed at playing on the pet owner’s emotions, and their desire to feed their pet the best possible diet.</p> </blockquote> <p>I don’t think that dogs need an animal-based diet. If done right they can be vegan and not contribute to the murdering of innocent animals. We’ve adapted and domesticated them enough to do so. They’ve evolved to live without meat just like us.</p> </blockquote> <p>200% incorrect. Vegan diets are carbohydrate-based. Carbohydrates are inflammatory, feed cancer (glucose), contribute to periodontal disease (leading to systemic organ failure, eg heart), cause insulin spikes leading to a multitude of other issues in the long-term (thyroid, liver, diabetes, heart disease) and also cause pancreatic problems due to extreme stress on the pancreas (secreting heavy loads of carb enzymes over a long period of time). The low moisture content coupled with high <em>plant</em> protein may also cause renal failure in the long term. The preservatives used may also be linked to cancer (BHA, BHT etc), and these diets also skew the omega3/6 ratio, causing further inflammation (linked to cancer again). They cause urine alkalinity leading to urinary problems such as crystals, blockages and UTI’s.</p> <p>Brief into to dog anatomy/physiology:</p> <p>- Stomach PH: Their highly acidic stomach is designed for eliminating harmful bacteria and breaking down bone into a gel-like substance. Humans have a much more alkaline stomach acid which is why we would struggle to digest raw bone.</p> <p>-Digestive Enzymes: Higher level of proteases to break down animal protein. High bile load to help push through bacteria.</p> <p>-Dental Anatomy: Sharp pointed teeth designed for ripping and tearing flesh and bones.Dogs do not chew their food as we do, they are wired to swallow chunks quickly as a basic survival instinct.</p> <p>-Jaws: Dogs also have strong jaws that physically <strong>cannot</strong> move sideways (like your own can). This sideways grinding action is a feature that allows pre-digestion of plant material. Again, dogs rip off chunks and swallow them whole.</p> <p>-Lack of Salivary Amylase: Omnivores have this for pre-digestion of carbohydrates. Dogs and cats do not. The canine pancreas secretes amylase as a backup, however this does not mean they <em>should</em> be fed a high carbohydrate diet every day for a lifetime. Processed food (incl vegan) is 40-70% carbohydrate.</p> <p>-Lysozyme: Instead of amylase, dogs have lysozyme in their saliva which is an antibacterial. This may be useful for destroying any harmful bacteria in carrion/rotten food/feces, as well as wound cleaning.</p> <p>-Gut length: The canine gut is short in length which is because flesh must be pushed through quickly. It does not need to sit and ferment, as this could allow bacteria to multiply to harmful levels. Note that plant eating animals have a long digestive tract and even multiple stomach chambers in order for plant material to be slowly broken down by the necessary enzymes.</p> <p>-Nutrient profiles. Dogs have 0% biological requirement for carbohydrates. They gain every single essential nutrient from a prey based diet such as Whole Prey/Prey Model. Vegan diets are full of processed lab-made vitamins and minerals. Many vitamin pre-mixes are made in china and shipped to the country of manufacture.</p> <p>All in all, dogs will <em>survive</em> on a high carbohydrate diet but it will cause systemic effects eventually. Similar to smoking, a junk food diet affects every dog differently and some may be affected more severely than others, and in different time spans. You can also expect high vet fees in the form of dental cleanings, dental surgeries and various health problem later on in life.</p> <p>It is not recommended that you feed your pet the equivalent of a big mac for the entirety of its life. This is essentially what kibble and vegan diets are. Evolution has changed the appearance and even the behaviour of your dog, but their digestive system is still geared towards meat. <strong>Basically, you are paying money to have a company slowly kill your pet from the inside out. <br/></strong></p> <p><strong>0/10, Not Recommended.</strong></p> </blockquote> <p>Hard science here for anyone who needs to shut down a “vegan pet owner.” It’s abuse. Feed your animal the substances they evolved to eat or do not own an animal, it’s as simple as that.</p> </blockquote> <p>Vegan dog and cat owners who try to force their pets to be vegan are absolute trash and should be dragged as hard as possible for their dangerously bad beliefs.</p> </blockquote> <p><a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/m6yjzgQMTLlgckIf5tMtRUA">@faofox</a> Don’t ever get a dog. Please. And if you have one, find a new home for it before you wind up killing it.</p></blockquote> <p>It is absolutely moronic to feed your carnivorous pets a vegan diet. Don’t you dare call yourself someone concerned with animal rights if you support starving an animal to death.</p>
carnivorous: <p><a href="http://noelleian.tumblr.com/post/169002539157/calleo-bogleech-raw-fed-pets-faofox" class="tumblr_blog">noelleian</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://calleo.tumblr.com/post/168968744159/bogleech-raw-fed-pets-faofox" class="tumblr_blog">calleo</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://bogleech.tumblr.com/post/93450647663">bogleech</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://raw-fed-pets.tumblr.com/post/90406730386">raw-fed-pets</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://faofox.tumblr.com/post/90404102112">faofox</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://raw-fed-pets.tumblr.com/post/90389499204">raw-fed-pets</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p>All dogs share the same basic digestive system despite the range of physical variations (and attitudes) across different breeds. Every dog is designed to eat a raw animal-based diet, from the Chihuahua to the Great Dane. Breed-specific dog food brands are simply a marketing gimmick aimed at playing on the pet owner’s emotions, and their desire to feed their pet the best possible diet.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>I don’t think that dogs need an animal-based diet. If done right they can be vegan and not contribute to the murdering of innocent animals. We’ve adapted and domesticated them enough to do so. They’ve evolved to live without meat just like us.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>200% incorrect. Vegan diets are carbohydrate-based. Carbohydrates are inflammatory, feed cancer (glucose), contribute to periodontal disease (leading to systemic organ failure, eg heart), cause insulin spikes leading to a multitude of other issues in the long-term (thyroid, liver, diabetes, heart disease) and also cause pancreatic problems due to extreme stress on the pancreas (secreting heavy loads of carb enzymes over a long period of time). The low moisture content coupled with high <em>plant</em> protein may also cause renal failure in the long term. The preservatives used may also be linked to cancer (BHA, BHT etc), and these diets also skew the omega3/6 ratio, causing further inflammation (linked to cancer again). They cause urine alkalinity leading to urinary problems such as crystals, blockages and UTI’s.</p>
<p>Brief into to dog anatomy/physiology:</p>
<p>- Stomach PH: Their highly acidic stomach is designed for eliminating harmful bacteria and breaking down bone into a gel-like substance. Humans have a much more alkaline stomach acid which is why we would struggle to digest raw bone.</p>
<p>-Digestive Enzymes: Higher level of proteases to break down animal protein. High bile load to help push through bacteria.</p>
<p>-Dental Anatomy: Sharp pointed teeth designed for ripping and tearing flesh and bones.Dogs do not chew their food as we do, they are wired to swallow chunks quickly as a basic survival instinct.</p>
<p>-Jaws: Dogs also have strong jaws that physically <strong>cannot</strong> move sideways (like your own can). This sideways grinding action is a feature that allows pre-digestion of plant material. Again, dogs rip off chunks and swallow them whole.</p>
<p>-Lack of Salivary Amylase: Omnivores have this for pre-digestion of carbohydrates. Dogs and cats do not. The canine pancreas secretes amylase as a backup, however this does not mean they <em>should</em> be fed a high carbohydrate diet every day for a lifetime. Processed food (incl vegan) is 40-70% carbohydrate.</p>
<p>-Lysozyme: Instead of amylase, dogs have lysozyme in their saliva which is an antibacterial. This may be useful for destroying any harmful bacteria in carrion/rotten food/feces, as well as wound cleaning.</p>
<p>-Gut length: The canine gut is short in length which is because flesh must be pushed through quickly. It does not need to sit and ferment, as this could allow bacteria to multiply to harmful levels. Note that plant eating animals have a long digestive tract and even multiple stomach chambers in order for plant material to be slowly broken down by the necessary enzymes.</p>
<p>-Nutrient profiles. Dogs have 0% biological requirement for carbohydrates. They gain every single essential nutrient from a prey based diet such as Whole Prey/Prey Model. Vegan diets are full of processed lab-made vitamins and minerals. Many vitamin pre-mixes are made in china and shipped to the country of manufacture.</p>
<p>All in all, dogs will <em>survive</em> on a high carbohydrate diet but it will cause systemic effects eventually. Similar to smoking, a junk food diet affects every dog differently and some may be affected more severely than others, and in different time spans. You can also expect high vet fees in the form of dental cleanings, dental surgeries and various health problem later on in life.</p>
<p>It is not recommended that you feed your pet the equivalent of a big mac for the entirety of its life. This is essentially what kibble and vegan diets are. Evolution has changed the appearance and even the behaviour of your dog, but their digestive system is still geared towards meat. <strong>Basically, you are paying money to have a company slowly kill your pet from the inside out. <br/></strong></p>
<p><strong>0/10, Not Recommended.</strong></p>
</blockquote>
<p>Hard science here for anyone who needs to shut down a “vegan pet owner.” It’s abuse. Feed your animal the substances they evolved to eat or do not own an animal, it’s as simple as that.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>Vegan dog and cat owners who try to force their pets to be vegan are absolute trash and should be dragged as hard as possible for their dangerously bad beliefs.</p>
</blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/m6yjzgQMTLlgckIf5tMtRUA">@faofox</a> Don’t ever get a dog. Please. And if you have one, find a new home for it before you wind up killing it.</p></blockquote>

<p>It is absolutely moronic to feed your carnivorous pets a vegan diet. Don’t you dare call yourself someone concerned with animal rights if you support starving an animal to death.</p>

<p><a href="http://noelleian.tumblr.com/post/169002539157/calleo-bogleech-raw-fed-pets-faofox" class="tumblr_blog">noelleian</a>:</p> <b...

carnivorous: roach patrol: awwww-cute Girlfriend's mice tangle their tails when cuddling what the fuck this is too cute AldenRants 24-50 @blaaaarrgh asked me to rant about the people who don't want you to rant anymore, because fuck them! Do I want to get started? My heart says, "FUUUUUCK YEEEES END THEMMMM *unsettling primal carnivorous noises*" but my mind says, ".....I mean......they're not wrong" because guys. Ive made sooo many rants at this point that the only things I can think of to protest about with most of them is that the object or type of person is either deranged or of the devil. No matter how much I enjoy it, I'm always so done at this point of rant making and it leaves me cOnfLiCtEd. It's like. Do I want to end the people against my rants...or end myself?? NO, I'VE MADE UP MY MIND THE HEART WANTS WHAT THE HEART WANTS AND MYYY HEART WA- NAY! YEARRRRRNS TO PUT THESE WHINY ASS, PICKY, HEARTLESS, IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE DINGBATS IN THEIR PLACE. Only God can judge us AND YOUR PLACE SURE AIN'T GOD STATUS SO FUCK OUTTA HERE! INSTAGRAM DOESN'T EVEN MAKE YOU LOOK AT WHOLE CAPTIONS ANYMORE! If you want to see a full caption, you have to ACTIVELY press the button to view it SO WHY THE HELL ARE YOU TELLING ME "Ugh I'm so tired of seeing these rants they're getting annoying" WHEN YOU GOT NO ONE TO BLAME EXCEPT YOUR OWN SENTIENT FINGER APPARENTLY WHO HAS A SENSE OF HUMOR SEPARATE FROM -AND DEBATABLY SUPERIOR TO- YOUR OWN. If you want to punish the reallll culprit for your supposed torture, THEN HOW ABOUT YOU DO US ALL A FAVOR AND STICK YOUR GUILT-RIDDEN THUMB UP YOUR ASS
carnivorous: roach patrol:
 awwww-cute
 Girlfriend's mice tangle their tails when
 cuddling
 what the fuck this is too cute
AldenRants 24-50 @blaaaarrgh asked me to rant about the people who don't want you to rant anymore, because fuck them! Do I want to get started? My heart says, "FUUUUUCK YEEEES END THEMMMM *unsettling primal carnivorous noises*" but my mind says, ".....I mean......they're not wrong" because guys. Ive made sooo many rants at this point that the only things I can think of to protest about with most of them is that the object or type of person is either deranged or of the devil. No matter how much I enjoy it, I'm always so done at this point of rant making and it leaves me cOnfLiCtEd. It's like. Do I want to end the people against my rants...or end myself?? NO, I'VE MADE UP MY MIND THE HEART WANTS WHAT THE HEART WANTS AND MYYY HEART WA- NAY! YEARRRRRNS TO PUT THESE WHINY ASS, PICKY, HEARTLESS, IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE DINGBATS IN THEIR PLACE. Only God can judge us AND YOUR PLACE SURE AIN'T GOD STATUS SO FUCK OUTTA HERE! INSTAGRAM DOESN'T EVEN MAKE YOU LOOK AT WHOLE CAPTIONS ANYMORE! If you want to see a full caption, you have to ACTIVELY press the button to view it SO WHY THE HELL ARE YOU TELLING ME "Ugh I'm so tired of seeing these rants they're getting annoying" WHEN YOU GOT NO ONE TO BLAME EXCEPT YOUR OWN SENTIENT FINGER APPARENTLY WHO HAS A SENSE OF HUMOR SEPARATE FROM -AND DEBATABLY SUPERIOR TO- YOUR OWN. If you want to punish the reallll culprit for your supposed torture, THEN HOW ABOUT YOU DO US ALL A FAVOR AND STICK YOUR GUILT-RIDDEN THUMB UP YOUR ASS

AldenRants 24-50 @blaaaarrgh asked me to rant about the people who don't want you to rant anymore, because fuck them! Do I want to get st...

carnivorous: INSTAGRAMIFACTMALL Amazonian butterflies drink turtle tears A photo being passed around the internet of a butterfly gently perched upon a turtle’s eye has been fascinating viewers across the globe. Ama La Vida made Picture of the Year with the image entitled, “Butterfly Drinks Tears From A Turtle’s Eye.” That title has asked many to question whether or not the butterfly is actually drinking the turtle’s tears. Animals in the wild have many fascinating behaviors – and, this is actually one of them. While we can’t say for sure that this particular butterfly is actually doing that in the photo, the sight of butterflies flocking onto the heads of yellow-spotted river turtles in the western Amazon rain forest is not uncommon. Experts believe the butterflies are attracted to the turtles’ tears because the liquid drops contain salt, specifically sodium, an important mineral that is scant in the western Amazon, according to Phil Torres, a scientist who does much of his research at the Tambopata Research Center in Peru and is associated with Rice University. Torres told LiveScience, unlike butterflies, turtles get plenty of sodium through their largely carnivorous diet. Meat contains significant levels of the salt. But herbivores sometimes struggle to get enough sodium and other minerals. They end up needing this extra mineral source.” He goes on to explain: “This region is lower in sodium than many places on earth, because it is more than 1,000 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, a prime source of salt, and is cut off from windblown mineral particles to the west by the Andes Mountains. Dust and minerals make their way into the Amazon from the east, sometimes all the way from north Africa. But much of this material is removed from the air by rain before it reaches the western Amazon.” Torres believes the act has little impact on the turtles. They’re also sometimes easier to photograph than unadorned animals, possibly because they’re “drowning in butterfly kisses,” which means they’re less likely to be able to spot an approaching photographer.
carnivorous: INSTAGRAMIFACTMALL
 Amazonian butterflies
 drink turtle tears
A photo being passed around the internet of a butterfly gently perched upon a turtle’s eye has been fascinating viewers across the globe. Ama La Vida made Picture of the Year with the image entitled, “Butterfly Drinks Tears From A Turtle’s Eye.” That title has asked many to question whether or not the butterfly is actually drinking the turtle’s tears. Animals in the wild have many fascinating behaviors – and, this is actually one of them. While we can’t say for sure that this particular butterfly is actually doing that in the photo, the sight of butterflies flocking onto the heads of yellow-spotted river turtles in the western Amazon rain forest is not uncommon. Experts believe the butterflies are attracted to the turtles’ tears because the liquid drops contain salt, specifically sodium, an important mineral that is scant in the western Amazon, according to Phil Torres, a scientist who does much of his research at the Tambopata Research Center in Peru and is associated with Rice University. Torres told LiveScience, unlike butterflies, turtles get plenty of sodium through their largely carnivorous diet. Meat contains significant levels of the salt. But herbivores sometimes struggle to get enough sodium and other minerals. They end up needing this extra mineral source.” He goes on to explain: “This region is lower in sodium than many places on earth, because it is more than 1,000 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, a prime source of salt, and is cut off from windblown mineral particles to the west by the Andes Mountains. Dust and minerals make their way into the Amazon from the east, sometimes all the way from north Africa. But much of this material is removed from the air by rain before it reaches the western Amazon.” Torres believes the act has little impact on the turtles. They’re also sometimes easier to photograph than unadorned animals, possibly because they’re “drowning in butterfly kisses,” which means they’re less likely to be able to spot an approaching photographer.

A photo being passed around the internet of a butterfly gently perched upon a turtle’s eye has been fascinating viewers across the globe....

carnivorous: stveganyogi.tumbir.com <p><a href="http://crazedcrocgirl.tumblr.com/post/116479236723/piefacemcgee-dammit-jim-im-a-blog" class="tumblr_blog">crazedcrocgirl</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://piefacemcgee.tumblr.com/post/116460274637/dammit-jim-im-a-blog-hang-the-bastard" class="tumblr_blog">piefacemcgee</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://dammit-jim-im-a-blog.tumblr.com/post/116259595542/hang-the-bastard-ladywarblerforever" class="tumblr_blog">dammit-jim-im-a-blog</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://hang-the-bastard.tumblr.com/post/73391181951/ladywarblerforever-naturepunk" class="tumblr_blog">hang-the-bastard</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://ladywarblerforever.tumblr.com/post/73387926284/naturepunk-freshiejuice" class="tumblr_blog">ladywarblerforever</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://hang-the-bastard.tumblr.com/post/73320718922/sfveganyogi-maggie-menu-on-the-menu-for-maggie" class="tumblr_blog">hang-the-bastard</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://sfveganyogi.tumblr.com/post/71924348225/maggie-menu-on-the-menu-for-maggie-tonight-is" class="tumblr_blog">sfveganyogi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><strike>Maggie Menu</strike></p> <p><strike>On the menu for Maggie tonight is puréed sweet potato, puréed brown rice, sprouted organic tofu, chia seeds, and digestive enzymes. Does she look excited? She is!</strike></p> </blockquote> <p><b>This dog does not look excited, this dog looks malnourished.</b></p> <p>The diet you are feeding your dog places a huge burden entirely on the pancreas, forcing it to produce large amounts of amylase to deal with the starch, cellulose, and carbohydrates in plant matter. (yes, even with your supplements) The carnivore’s pancreas does not secrete cellulase to split the cellulose into glucose molecules, nor have dogs become efficient at digesting and assimilating and utilizing plant material as a source of high quality protein. <br/></p> <p>When this stuff sits in the pet’s intestine <b>(yes even with your supplemented enzymes)</b> it not only irritates the lining of the bowels but also provides the perfect warm, wet environment with plenty of undigested sugars and starches as food for bacteria. <br/></p> <p>I respect your choice in leading a vegan lifestyle, but please do not force this on your pet who does not recognize the difference, your dog absolutely needs a healthier diet or it is going to develop health issues and I guarantee you, will not live as long as it could otherwise. </p> </blockquote> <p><strike>side reminder that some dogs can have vegan meat and be completely nourished and content, loving and excited over their meals. See: Onision’s two dogs, Dobs and Leelu. Actually, his name is Greg. He, his wife Lainey, and their two dogs are all vegetarian, and both Dobs and Leelu thrive. They look very well nourished, are energetic, very loving towards both Greg and Lainey, and they are fed vegetarian foods. Do dogs and cats eat meat? Absolutely. With the right nourishments, can they live, thrive, and live a happy and healthy life without it? <b><i>You bet your sweet ass they</i> <i>can</i>. </b>Stop bagging on this person for feeding this to their dog. I may advise offering meaty treats to your pet, perhaps chop some chicken or throw in some cooked red meat, but your dog seems very okay to me. The meat would be an added bonus that may please your pooch and also provide additional protein and minerals. He/She seems healthy to me, and also seems interested in the food you’re about to feed them. Do not let these people tell you that you’re abusing your dog. If you choose to continue their diet in this way, I would definitely look more into different kinds of treats that would help with the digestion more, though I don’t know too much in that area. Best of luck to both you and your puppy dog!</strike></p> </blockquote> <p>Hi hello you seem new to veterinary science and animal welfare in general so let me educate you on some topics <b>that you are completely wrong about</b></p> <p><b><i>1) “side reminder that some dogs can have vegan meat and be completely nourished and content, loving and excited over their meals.”</i></b></p> <p>This is an assumption. The <b>assumption</b> that dogs are omnivores remains to be proven, whereas the <b>truth </b>about dogs being natural carnivores is very well-supported by the evidence available to us and is understood by many science welfare groups, universities, and doctors of veterinary science. </p> <p>Dogs and wolves share 99.8% of their mitochondrial DNA, those who insist dogs did not descend from wolves must disprove the litany of scientific evidence that concludes wolves are the ancestors of dogs. And guess what? The wolf is a carnivore. Since a dog’s internal physiology does not differ from a wolf, dogs have the same physiological and nutritional needs as those carnivorous predators. </p> <p>By stating otherwise you are ignoring and disregarding the work of contributing doctors, educators, and researchers who have compiled over 300 years of research and observations of the wild canine.</p> <p><b><i>2) Do dogs and cats eat meat? Absolutely. With the right nourishments, can they live, thrive, and live a happy and healthy life without it?</i></b></p> <p>No. But congratulations, you got one thing right, dogs and cats eat meat. Can they live a happy and healthy life without it? <b>No they cannot.</b> Cats and dogs health is largely dependent on the body’s ability to digest and make use of the food that is a part of their natural diet that is supplemented from meats. By creating a lack of naturally produced (meat, not supplements) protein in the body of the animal, you are putting your animals at risk for something called protein-losing enteropathy. Although this condition can affect any breed or age of dog, some dog breeds are more likely than others. <b>That being said, feeding your dog and cat an all vegan or vegetarian diet and expecting them to thrive on it is a gamble at best.</b></p> <p>There is an entire array of problems that can arise from a lack of natural protein.  </p> <ul><li>Occasional bouts of diarrhea</li> <li>Chronic diarrhea</li> <li>Weight loss</li> <li>Lack of energy (lethargy)</li> <li>Difficulty breathing (dyspnea)</li> <li>Enlarged abdomen</li> <li>Legs and feet may be puffy or swollen (edema)</li> </ul><ul><li>Cancer in the intestines</li> <li>Infection in the intestines <ul><li>Bacteria such as salmonella(from rotting plant material)</li> <li>Fungal infection</li> <li>Intestinal parasites like hookworms and whipworms</li> </ul></li> <li>Inflammation of the intestines (inflammatory bowel disease)</li> <li>Food Allergies</li> <li>Stomach or intestinal ulcers</li> <li>Congestive heart failure</li> <li>Problems with the movement of lymphatic fluid out of the intestines (lymphangiectasia)</li> </ul><p><b><i>3) “He/She seems healthy to me, and also seems interested in the food you’re about to feed them.”</i></b></p> <p><b>Hey, wrong again.</b> This dogs nose is dried out, it is almost a pale white pink, this is an indication of dehydration or something more serious. The eyes are not clear and bright as they should be, they are red and puffy around the edges, the lining of the eyelids should be pink rather than red. This dog also has a blank stare on its face, and the nose is not pointing at the food, this means the dog is uninterested and is a sign of lethargy. This dog is begging for this meal to be something nutritious. I work at a highly respected veterinary hospital and I see this more often than you would think, <b>I know how to tell when a dog looks malnourished, </b>and so would you if you worked and studied every day in the field of veterinary medicine.</p> <p>Next time I hope you will take the initiative to educate yourself on these and other important topics on the care for your animal, before you preach something you have no idea about.</p> </blockquote> <p>Not to mention with cats specifically, they <i><b>NEED</b> </i>a<i> </i>protein called taurine. Taurine is found in fish, meat and human breast milk. Without enough taurine your cat will fucking go blind. They can’t even eat dog food without going blind because it doesn’t have a high enough taurine content. Cat’s (neutered) need around <i>25</i>% of their diet to consist of protein to be healthy and that protein MUST BE chicken, fish, or beef or they will go blind and eventually die from malnutrition. Cats also must have plenty of fat in their diet because they can’t produce their own. Bottom line if your feeding your cat (or dog but that was discussed more above) a vegan diet, you’re murdering your animal and causing it to suffer immensely in the process. </p></blockquote> <p>How could the OP even bullshit themselves into thinking their dog looks even remotely excited? Pretty sure that’s a Lab, and I’ve had two at my house for the past 12 years. They look absolutely nothing like that when it’s their dinnertime. They’re full of energy, with wagging tails and bouncing impatience and eagerly dig into their bowls. <br/></p><p>That is the most apathetic look about a meal I have <i>ever </i>seen a dog have.<br/></p></blockquote> <p>I’m glad to see this post back on my dash because it means people are still spreading this around. And this is <i>super</i> important information.</p><p>Dogs and cats <i>cannot</i> be vegan or vegetarian. If you want a pet that can, get a fucking gerbil.</p></blockquote> <p>Idiots starving and abusing their pets in the name of being against animal cruelty.</p>
carnivorous: stveganyogi.tumbir.com
<p><a href="http://crazedcrocgirl.tumblr.com/post/116479236723/piefacemcgee-dammit-jim-im-a-blog" class="tumblr_blog">crazedcrocgirl</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://piefacemcgee.tumblr.com/post/116460274637/dammit-jim-im-a-blog-hang-the-bastard" class="tumblr_blog">piefacemcgee</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://dammit-jim-im-a-blog.tumblr.com/post/116259595542/hang-the-bastard-ladywarblerforever" class="tumblr_blog">dammit-jim-im-a-blog</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://hang-the-bastard.tumblr.com/post/73391181951/ladywarblerforever-naturepunk" class="tumblr_blog">hang-the-bastard</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://ladywarblerforever.tumblr.com/post/73387926284/naturepunk-freshiejuice" class="tumblr_blog">ladywarblerforever</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://hang-the-bastard.tumblr.com/post/73320718922/sfveganyogi-maggie-menu-on-the-menu-for-maggie" class="tumblr_blog">hang-the-bastard</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://sfveganyogi.tumblr.com/post/71924348225/maggie-menu-on-the-menu-for-maggie-tonight-is" class="tumblr_blog">sfveganyogi</a>:</p>
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<p><strike>Maggie Menu</strike></p>
<p><strike>On the menu for Maggie tonight is puréed sweet potato, puréed brown rice, sprouted organic tofu, chia seeds, and digestive enzymes. Does she look excited? She is!</strike></p>
</blockquote>
<p><b>This dog does not look excited, this dog looks malnourished.</b></p>
<p>The diet you are feeding your dog places a huge burden entirely on the pancreas, forcing it to produce large amounts of amylase to deal with the starch, cellulose, and carbohydrates in plant matter. (yes, even with your supplements) The carnivore’s pancreas does not secrete cellulase to split the cellulose into glucose molecules, nor have dogs become efficient at digesting and assimilating and utilizing plant material as a source of high quality protein. <br/></p>
<p>When this stuff sits in the pet’s intestine <b>(yes even with your supplemented enzymes)</b> it not only irritates the lining of the bowels but also provides the perfect warm, wet environment with plenty of undigested sugars and starches as food for bacteria. <br/></p>
<p>I respect your choice in leading a vegan lifestyle, but please do not force this on your pet who does not recognize the difference, your dog absolutely needs a healthier diet or it is going to develop health issues and I guarantee you, will not live as long as it could otherwise. </p>
</blockquote>
<p><strike>side reminder that some dogs can have vegan meat and be completely nourished and content, loving and excited over their meals. See: Onision’s two dogs, Dobs and Leelu. Actually, his name is Greg. He, his wife Lainey, and their two dogs are all vegetarian, and both Dobs and Leelu thrive. They look very well nourished, are energetic, very loving towards both Greg and Lainey, and they are fed vegetarian foods. Do dogs and cats eat meat? Absolutely. With the right nourishments, can they live, thrive, and live a happy and healthy life without it? <b><i>You bet your sweet ass they</i> <i>can</i>. </b>Stop bagging on this person for feeding this to their dog. I may advise offering meaty treats to your pet, perhaps chop some chicken or throw in some cooked red meat, but your dog seems very okay to me. The meat would be an added bonus that may please your pooch and also provide additional protein and minerals. He/She seems healthy to me, and also seems interested in the food you’re about to feed them. Do not let these people tell you that you’re abusing your dog. If you choose to continue their diet in this way, I would definitely look more into different kinds of treats that would help with the digestion more, though I don’t know too much in that area. Best of luck to both you and your puppy dog!</strike></p>
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<p>Hi hello you seem new to veterinary science and animal welfare in general so let me educate you on some topics <b>that you are completely wrong about</b></p>
<p><b><i>1) “side reminder that some dogs can have vegan meat and be completely nourished and content, loving and excited over their meals.”</i></b></p>
<p>This is an assumption. The <b>assumption</b> that dogs are omnivores remains to be proven, whereas the <b>truth </b>about dogs being natural carnivores is very well-supported by the evidence available to us and is understood by many science welfare groups, universities, and doctors of veterinary science. </p>
<p>Dogs and wolves share 99.8% of their mitochondrial DNA, those who insist dogs did not descend from wolves must disprove the litany of scientific evidence that concludes wolves are the ancestors of dogs. And guess what? The wolf is a carnivore. Since a dog’s internal physiology does not differ from a wolf, dogs have the same physiological and nutritional needs as those carnivorous predators. </p>
<p>By stating otherwise you are ignoring and disregarding the work of contributing doctors, educators, and researchers who have compiled over 300 years of research and observations of the wild canine.</p>
<p><b><i>2) Do dogs and cats eat meat? Absolutely. With the right nourishments, can they live, thrive, and live a happy and healthy life without it?</i></b></p>
<p>No. But congratulations, you got one thing right, dogs and cats eat meat. Can they live a happy and healthy life without it? <b>No they cannot.</b> Cats and dogs health is largely dependent on the body’s ability to digest and make use of the food that is a part of their natural diet that is supplemented from meats. By creating a lack of naturally produced (meat, not supplements) protein in the body of the animal, you are putting your animals at risk for something called protein-losing enteropathy. Although this condition can affect any breed or age of dog, some dog breeds are more likely than others. <b>That being said, feeding your dog and cat an all vegan or vegetarian diet and expecting them to thrive on it is a gamble at best.</b></p>
<p>There is an entire array of problems that can arise from a lack of natural protein.  </p>
<ul><li>Occasional bouts of diarrhea</li>
<li>Chronic diarrhea</li>
<li>Weight loss</li>
<li>Lack of energy (lethargy)</li>
<li>Difficulty breathing (dyspnea)</li>
<li>Enlarged abdomen</li>
<li>Legs and feet may be puffy or swollen (edema)</li>
</ul><ul><li>Cancer in the intestines</li>
<li>Infection in the intestines
<ul><li>Bacteria such as salmonella(from rotting plant material)</li>
<li>Fungal infection</li>
<li>Intestinal parasites like hookworms and whipworms</li>
</ul></li>
<li>Inflammation of the intestines (inflammatory bowel disease)</li>
<li>Food Allergies</li>
<li>Stomach or intestinal ulcers</li>
<li>Congestive heart failure</li>
<li>Problems with the movement of lymphatic fluid out of the intestines (lymphangiectasia)</li>
</ul><p><b><i>3) “He/She seems healthy to me, and also seems interested in the food you’re about to feed them.”</i></b></p>
<p><b>Hey, wrong again.</b> This dogs nose is dried out, it is almost a pale white pink, this is an indication of dehydration or something more serious. The eyes are not clear and bright as they should be, they are red and puffy around the edges, the lining of the eyelids should be pink rather than red. This dog also has a blank stare on its face, and the nose is not pointing at the food, this means the dog is uninterested and is a sign of lethargy. This dog is begging for this meal to be something nutritious. I work at a highly respected veterinary hospital and I see this more often than you would think, <b>I know how to tell when a dog looks malnourished, </b>and so would you if you worked and studied every day in the field of veterinary medicine.</p>
<p>Next time I hope you will take the initiative to educate yourself on these and other important topics on the care for your animal, before you preach something you have no idea about.</p>
</blockquote>

<p>Not to mention with cats specifically, they <i><b>NEED</b> </i>a<i> </i>protein called taurine. Taurine is found in fish, meat and human breast milk. Without enough taurine your cat will fucking go blind. They can’t even eat dog food without going blind because it doesn’t have a high enough taurine content. Cat’s (neutered) need around <i>25</i>% of their diet to consist of protein to be healthy and that protein MUST BE chicken, fish, or beef or they will go blind and eventually die from malnutrition. Cats also must have plenty of fat in their diet because they can’t produce their own. Bottom line if your feeding your cat (or dog but that was discussed more above) a vegan diet, you’re murdering your animal and causing it to suffer immensely in the process. </p></blockquote>

<p>How could the OP even bullshit themselves into thinking their dog looks even remotely excited? Pretty sure that’s a Lab, and I’ve had two at my house for the past 12 years. They look absolutely nothing like that when it’s their dinnertime. They’re full of energy, with wagging tails and bouncing impatience and eagerly dig into their bowls. <br/></p><p>That is the most apathetic look about a meal I have <i>ever </i>seen a dog have.<br/></p></blockquote>

<p>I’m glad to see this post back on my dash because it means people are still spreading this around. And this is <i>super</i> important information.</p><p>Dogs and cats <i>cannot</i> be vegan or vegetarian. If you want a pet that can, get a fucking gerbil.</p></blockquote>

<p>Idiots starving and abusing their pets in the name of being against animal cruelty.</p>

<p><a href="http://crazedcrocgirl.tumblr.com/post/116479236723/piefacemcgee-dammit-jim-im-a-blog" class="tumblr_blog">crazedcrocgirl</a>:...

carnivorous: stveganyogi.tumbir.com <p><a href="http://hang-the-bastard.tumblr.com/post/73391181951/ladywarblerforever-naturepunk" class="tumblr_blog">hang-the-bastard</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://ladywarblerforever.tumblr.com/post/73387926284/naturepunk-freshiejuice" class="tumblr_blog">ladywarblerforever</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://hang-the-bastard.tumblr.com/post/73320718922/sfveganyogi-maggie-menu-on-the-menu-for-maggie" class="tumblr_blog">hang-the-bastard</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://sfveganyogi.tumblr.com/post/71924348225/maggie-menu-on-the-menu-for-maggie-tonight-is" class="tumblr_blog">sfveganyogi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Maggie Menu</p> <p>On the menu for Maggie tonight is puréed sweet potato, puréed brown rice, sprouted organic tofu, chia seeds, and digestive enzymes. Does she look excited? She is!</p> </blockquote> <p><b>This dog does not look excited, this dog looks malnourished.</b></p> <p>The diet you are feeding your dog places a huge burden entirely on the pancreas, forcing it to produce large amounts of amylase to deal with the starch, cellulose, and carbohydrates in plant matter. (yes, even with your supplements) The carnivore’s pancreas does not secrete cellulase to split the cellulose into glucose molecules, nor have dogs become efficient at digesting and assimilating and utilizing plant material as a source of high quality protein. <br/></p> <p>When this stuff sits in the pet’s intestine <b>(yes even with your supplemented enzymes)</b> it not only irritates the lining of the bowels but also provides the perfect warm, wet environment with plenty of undigested sugars and starches as food for bacteria. <br/></p> <p>I respect your choice in leading a vegan lifestyle, but please do not force this on your pet who does not recognize the difference, your dog absolutely needs a healthier diet or it is going to develop health issues and I guarantee you, will not live as long as it could otherwise. </p> </blockquote> <p>side reminder that some dogs can have vegan meat and be completely nourished and content, loving and excited over their meals. See: Onision’s two dogs, Dobs and Leelu. Actually, his name is Greg. He, his wife Lainey, and their two dogs are all vegetarian, and both Dobs and Leelu thrive. They look very well nourished, are energetic, very loving towards both Greg and Lainey, and they are fed vegetarian foods. Do dogs and cats eat meat? Absolutely. With the right nourishments, can they live, thrive, and live a happy and healthy life without it? <b><i>You bet your sweet ass they</i> <i>can</i>. </b>Stop bagging on this person for feeding this to their dog. I may advise offering meaty treats to your pet, perhaps chop some chicken or throw in some cooked red meat, but your dog seems very okay to me. The meat would be an added bonus that may please your pooch and also provide additional protein and minerals. He/She seems healthy to me, and also seems interested in the food you’re about to feed them. Do not let these people tell you that you’re abusing your dog. If you choose to continue their diet in this way, I would definitely look more into different kinds of treats that would help with the digestion more, though I don’t know too much in that area. Best of luck to both you and your puppy dog!</p> </blockquote> <p>Hi hello you seem new to veterinary science and animal welfare in general so let me educate you on some topics <b>that you are completely wrong about</b></p> <p><b><i>1) “side reminder that some dogs can have vegan meat and be completely nourished and content, loving and excited over their meals.”</i></b></p> <p>This is an assumption. The <b>assumption</b> that dogs are omnivores remains to be proven, whereas the <b>truth </b>about dogs being natural carnivores is very well-supported by the evidence available to us and is understood by many science welfare groups, universities, and doctors of veterinary science. </p> <p>Dogs and wolves share 99.8% of their mitochondrial DNA, those who insist dogs did not descend from wolves must disprove the litany of scientific evidence that concludes wolves are the ancestors of dogs. And guess what? The wolf is a carnivore. Since a dog’s internal physiology does not differ from a wolf, dogs have the same physiological and nutritional needs as those carnivorous predators. </p> <p>By stating otherwise you are ignoring and disregarding the work of contributing doctors, educators, and researchers who have compiled over 300 years of research and observations of the wild canine.</p> <p><b><i>2) Do dogs and cats eat meat? Absolutely. With the right nourishments, can they live, thrive, and live a happy and healthy life without it?</i></b></p> <p>No. But congratulations, you got one thing right, dogs and cats eat meat. Can they live a happy and healthy life without it? <b>No they cannot.</b> Cats and dogs health is largely dependent on the body’s ability to digest and make use of the food that is a part of their natural diet that is supplemented from meats. By creating a lack of naturally produced (meat, not supplements) protein in the body of the animal, you are putting your animals at risk for something called protein-losing enteropathy. Although this condition can affect any breed or age of dog, some dog breeds are more likely than others. <b>That being said, feeding your dog and cat an all vegan or vegetarian diet and expecting them to thrive on it is a gamble at best.</b></p> <p>There is an entire array of problems that can arise from a lack of natural protein.  </p> <ul><li>Occasional bouts of diarrhea</li> <li>Chronic diarrhea</li> <li>Weight loss</li> <li>Lack of energy (lethargy)</li> <li>Difficulty breathing (dyspnea)</li> <li>Enlarged abdomen</li> <li>Legs and feet may be puffy or swollen (edema)</li> </ul><ul><li>Cancer in the intestines</li> <li>Infection in the intestines <ul><li>Bacteria such as salmonella(from rotting plant material)</li> <li>Fungal infection</li> <li>Intestinal parasites like hookworms and whipworms</li> </ul></li> <li>Inflammation of the intestines (inflammatory bowel disease)</li> <li>Food Allergies</li> <li>Stomach or intestinal ulcers</li> <li>Congestive heart failure</li> <li>Problems with the movement of lymphatic fluid out of the intestines (lymphangiectasia)</li> </ul><p><b><i>3) “He/She seems healthy to me, and also seems interested in the food you’re about to feed them.”</i></b></p> <p><b>Hey, wrong again.</b> This dogs nose is dried out, it is almost a pale white pink, this is an indication of dehydration or something more serious. The eyes are not clear and bright as they should be, they are red and puffy around the edges, the lining of the eyelids should be pink rather than red. This dog also has a blank stare on its face, and the nose is not pointing at the food, this means the dog is uninterested and is a sign of lethargy. This dog is begging for this meal to be something nutritious. I work at a highly respected veterinary hospital and I see this more often than you would think, <b>I know how to tell when a dog looks malnourished, </b>and so would you if you worked and studied every day in the field of veterinary medicine.</p> <p>Next time I hope you will take the initiative to educate yourself on these and other important topics on the care for your animal, before you preach something you have no idea about.</p> </blockquote> <p>Stop. Feeding. Your dogs. And cats. Vegan. Diets. You will KILL THEM.</p>
carnivorous: stveganyogi.tumbir.com
<p><a href="http://hang-the-bastard.tumblr.com/post/73391181951/ladywarblerforever-naturepunk" class="tumblr_blog">hang-the-bastard</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://ladywarblerforever.tumblr.com/post/73387926284/naturepunk-freshiejuice" class="tumblr_blog">ladywarblerforever</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://hang-the-bastard.tumblr.com/post/73320718922/sfveganyogi-maggie-menu-on-the-menu-for-maggie" class="tumblr_blog">hang-the-bastard</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://sfveganyogi.tumblr.com/post/71924348225/maggie-menu-on-the-menu-for-maggie-tonight-is" class="tumblr_blog">sfveganyogi</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p>Maggie Menu</p>
<p>On the menu for Maggie tonight is puréed sweet potato, puréed brown rice, sprouted organic tofu, chia seeds, and digestive enzymes. Does she look excited? She is!</p>
</blockquote>
<p><b>This dog does not look excited, this dog looks malnourished.</b></p>
<p>The diet you are feeding your dog places a huge burden entirely on the pancreas, forcing it to produce large amounts of amylase to deal with the starch, cellulose, and carbohydrates in plant matter. (yes, even with your supplements) The carnivore’s pancreas does not secrete cellulase to split the cellulose into glucose molecules, nor have dogs become efficient at digesting and assimilating and utilizing plant material as a source of high quality protein. <br/></p>
<p>When this stuff sits in the pet’s intestine <b>(yes even with your supplemented enzymes)</b> it not only irritates the lining of the bowels but also provides the perfect warm, wet environment with plenty of undigested sugars and starches as food for bacteria. <br/></p>
<p>I respect your choice in leading a vegan lifestyle, but please do not force this on your pet who does not recognize the difference, your dog absolutely needs a healthier diet or it is going to develop health issues and I guarantee you, will not live as long as it could otherwise. </p>
</blockquote>
<p>side reminder that some dogs can have vegan meat and be completely nourished and content, loving and excited over their meals. See: Onision’s two dogs, Dobs and Leelu. Actually, his name is Greg. He, his wife Lainey, and their two dogs are all vegetarian, and both Dobs and Leelu thrive. They look very well nourished, are energetic, very loving towards both Greg and Lainey, and they are fed vegetarian foods. Do dogs and cats eat meat? Absolutely. With the right nourishments, can they live, thrive, and live a happy and healthy life without it? <b><i>You bet your sweet ass they</i> <i>can</i>. </b>Stop bagging on this person for feeding this to their dog. I may advise offering meaty treats to your pet, perhaps chop some chicken or throw in some cooked red meat, but your dog seems very okay to me. The meat would be an added bonus that may please your pooch and also provide additional protein and minerals. He/She seems healthy to me, and also seems interested in the food you’re about to feed them. Do not let these people tell you that you’re abusing your dog. If you choose to continue their diet in this way, I would definitely look more into different kinds of treats that would help with the digestion more, though I don’t know too much in that area. Best of luck to both you and your puppy dog!</p>
</blockquote>
<p>Hi hello you seem new to veterinary science and animal welfare in general so let me educate you on some topics <b>that you are completely wrong about</b></p>
<p><b><i>1) “side reminder that some dogs can have vegan meat and be completely nourished and content, loving and excited over their meals.”</i></b></p>
<p>This is an assumption. The <b>assumption</b> that dogs are omnivores remains to be proven, whereas the <b>truth </b>about dogs being natural carnivores is very well-supported by the evidence available to us and is understood by many science welfare groups, universities, and doctors of veterinary science. </p>
<p>Dogs and wolves share 99.8% of their mitochondrial DNA, those who insist dogs did not descend from wolves must disprove the litany of scientific evidence that concludes wolves are the ancestors of dogs. And guess what? The wolf is a carnivore. Since a dog’s internal physiology does not differ from a wolf, dogs have the same physiological and nutritional needs as those carnivorous predators. </p>
<p>By stating otherwise you are ignoring and disregarding the work of contributing doctors, educators, and researchers who have compiled over 300 years of research and observations of the wild canine.</p>
<p><b><i>2) Do dogs and cats eat meat? Absolutely. With the right nourishments, can they live, thrive, and live a happy and healthy life without it?</i></b></p>
<p>No. But congratulations, you got one thing right, dogs and cats eat meat. Can they live a happy and healthy life without it? <b>No they cannot.</b> Cats and dogs health is largely dependent on the body’s ability to digest and make use of the food that is a part of their natural diet that is supplemented from meats. By creating a lack of naturally produced (meat, not supplements) protein in the body of the animal, you are putting your animals at risk for something called protein-losing enteropathy. Although this condition can affect any breed or age of dog, some dog breeds are more likely than others. <b>That being said, feeding your dog and cat an all vegan or vegetarian diet and expecting them to thrive on it is a gamble at best.</b></p>
<p>There is an entire array of problems that can arise from a lack of natural protein.  </p>
<ul><li>Occasional bouts of diarrhea</li>
<li>Chronic diarrhea</li>
<li>Weight loss</li>
<li>Lack of energy (lethargy)</li>
<li>Difficulty breathing (dyspnea)</li>
<li>Enlarged abdomen</li>
<li>Legs and feet may be puffy or swollen (edema)</li>
</ul><ul><li>Cancer in the intestines</li>
<li>Infection in the intestines
<ul><li>Bacteria such as salmonella(from rotting plant material)</li>
<li>Fungal infection</li>
<li>Intestinal parasites like hookworms and whipworms</li>
</ul></li>
<li>Inflammation of the intestines (inflammatory bowel disease)</li>
<li>Food Allergies</li>
<li>Stomach or intestinal ulcers</li>
<li>Congestive heart failure</li>
<li>Problems with the movement of lymphatic fluid out of the intestines (lymphangiectasia)</li>
</ul><p><b><i>3) “He/She seems healthy to me, and also seems interested in the food you’re about to feed them.”</i></b></p>
<p><b>Hey, wrong again.</b> This dogs nose is dried out, it is almost a pale white pink, this is an indication of dehydration or something more serious. The eyes are not clear and bright as they should be, they are red and puffy around the edges, the lining of the eyelids should be pink rather than red. This dog also has a blank stare on its face, and the nose is not pointing at the food, this means the dog is uninterested and is a sign of lethargy. This dog is begging for this meal to be something nutritious. I work at a highly respected veterinary hospital and I see this more often than you would think, <b>I know how to tell when a dog looks malnourished, </b>and so would you if you worked and studied every day in the field of veterinary medicine.</p>
<p>Next time I hope you will take the initiative to educate yourself on these and other important topics on the care for your animal, before you preach something you have no idea about.</p>
</blockquote>

<p>Stop. Feeding. Your dogs. And cats. Vegan. Diets. You will KILL THEM.</p>

<p><a href="http://hang-the-bastard.tumblr.com/post/73391181951/ladywarblerforever-naturepunk" class="tumblr_blog">hang-the-bastard</a>:<...

carnivorous: MORE CHARLIE? Feeding a Fly to Charlie the Carnivorous Plantomg-humor.tumblr.com
carnivorous: MORE CHARLIE?
Feeding a Fly to Charlie the Carnivorous Plantomg-humor.tumblr.com

Feeding a Fly to Charlie the Carnivorous Plantomg-humor.tumblr.com

carnivorous: Tiger Canine Human Canine Herbivore carnivore GET OVER IT High-res Important: Dogs and cats can be vegan, too, because humans prepare their food. We have bred them and are responsible for them. (We should stop breeding and liberate them, but) nutritionally complete and tasty vegan dog and cat food is a real and great option. Tigers and other wild animals have to fend for themselves and they are just as good as any other animals. sj-circlejerk: jonaki: bravelittletoreador: pettyartist: lxndr5: lord-kitschener: The teeth are different because humans ate different forms of prey and caught them differently. A tiger needs its teeth to hold onto struggling prey, while humans have more usable limbs. also CATS CANNOT BE VEGAN THEY ARE OBLIGATE CARNIVORES AND IF YOU MAKE THEM LIVE ON PLANTS YOU WILL FORCE THEM TO GO BLIND AND DIE FOR THE SAKE OF SHOWING HOW MUCH YOU CARE ABOUT ANIMALS CATS CANNOT BE VEGAN CATS CANNOT BE VEGAN  Jesus Christ, yeah no, cats can never be vegetarian or vegan jesus goddamn motherfucker. CATS NEED TAURINE CATS NEED TAURINE FROM MEAT PROTEINS DO NOT MAKE YOUR CAT EAT A VEGETARIAN/VEGAN DIET Cannot reblog this enough. Cats can not produce the amino acid taurine in their bodies. They must get it from their diet, or they will go blind and die, slowly and horribly. You have the ability and the right to choose a vegan or vegetarian life style and people should respect that choice. Your pet does not have that ability, and can not make that choice. Please do not force it on them, any more than you would allow someone to force a diet not of your choosing on you. If you find it morally objectionable to feed your pets food containing animal products, then perhaps you should consider choosing an herbivorous pet such as a rabbit or other small rodent. For the same reason I can’t keep snakes, even though I think they’re beautiful, because I can not handle their diet, if you can not handle feeding your cat animal products, you should find it a home with someone who can. cats and dogs can be vegan too because humans prepare their food how can someone even conceive of something as mind-numbingly stupid as this sentence also, defining a species’ diet based on the shape of their teeth? wow that’s some einstein shit right here Feeding carnivorous pets a vegan diet should constitute as animal cruelty and people who do so should lose the right to own pets.
carnivorous: Tiger
 Canine
 Human
 Canine
 Herbivore
 carnivore
 GET OVER IT
 High-res
 Important: Dogs and cats can be vegan, too, because humans prepare their
 food. We have bred them and are responsible for them. (We should stop
 breeding and liberate them, but) nutritionally complete and tasty vegan dog and
 cat food is a real and great option. Tigers and other wild animals have to fend
 for themselves and they are just as good as any other animals.
sj-circlejerk:

jonaki:

bravelittletoreador:

pettyartist:

lxndr5:

lord-kitschener:

The teeth are different because humans ate different forms of prey and caught them differently. A tiger needs its teeth to hold onto struggling prey, while humans have more usable limbs.
also CATS CANNOT BE VEGAN THEY ARE OBLIGATE CARNIVORES AND IF YOU MAKE THEM LIVE ON PLANTS YOU WILL FORCE THEM TO GO BLIND AND DIE FOR THE SAKE OF SHOWING HOW MUCH YOU CARE ABOUT ANIMALS
CATS CANNOT BE VEGAN
CATS
CANNOT
BE
VEGAN 

Jesus Christ, yeah no, cats can never be vegetarian or vegan jesus goddamn motherfucker.

CATS NEED TAURINE
CATS NEED TAURINE FROM MEAT PROTEINS
DO NOT MAKE YOUR CAT EAT A VEGETARIAN/VEGAN DIET

Cannot reblog this enough.
Cats can not produce the amino acid taurine in their bodies. They must get it from their diet, or they will go blind and die, slowly and horribly.
You have the ability and the right to choose a vegan or vegetarian life style and people should respect that choice.
Your pet does not have that ability, and can not make that choice. Please do not force it on them, any more than you would allow someone to force a diet not of your choosing on you.
If you find it morally objectionable to feed your pets food containing animal products, then perhaps you should consider choosing an herbivorous pet such as a rabbit or other small rodent. For the same reason I can’t keep snakes, even though I think they’re beautiful, because I can not handle their diet, if you can not handle feeding your cat animal products, you should find it a home with someone who can.

cats and dogs can be vegan too because humans prepare their food how can someone even conceive of something as mind-numbingly stupid as this sentence
also, defining a species’ diet based on the shape of their teeth? wow that’s some einstein shit right here

Feeding carnivorous pets a vegan diet should constitute as animal cruelty and people who do so should lose the right to own pets.

sj-circlejerk: jonaki: bravelittletoreador: pettyartist: lxndr5: lord-kitschener: The teeth are different because humans ate differ...