1. gunninoutofthisplace:

    worth sixteen seconds. simply amazing

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  3. bigcatawareness:

    renegaderocket:

    bigcatawareness:

    theclockstopsticking:

    bigcatawareness:

    theclockstopsticking:

    bigcatawareness:

    letswander-together:

    I’ve always wanted to go do this: meditating with Tiger Cubs at Tiger Temple in Thailand .

    Why? Literally of what benefit is this to anyone except the selfish desires of a tourist to have a cool story or photo? This is not beneficial to tigers. Tiger Temple is a cruel, despicable place that treats apex predators like commodities. That gives substandard care for a profit and does absolutely NOTHING for tigers as a whole. It’s not a sanctuary, it’s not a rescue, it’s a for profit tourist trap and it should not be on ANY reasonable person’s bucket list.

    I just want to pet a tiger cub with my chances of getting mauled at a 0.  Plus if some people find peace by connecting with animals then let them, as long as the animals are properly cared for, not beaten or abused, or starved or treated unfairly or in any danger. plus what are tigers supposed to get? A check? I thought the tigers would get a new friend and snuggle partner. 

    Did you even read what I wrote?  They aren’t treated well.  They are hit, they are kept in poor cages, they are chained to the ground, they are overbred, they are fed a terrible diet.  Tigers do not need friends or snuggle partners.  They need proper care and to be able to live under the most natural conditions possible in captivity.  They need to be respected at a distance, not interacting with people directly in a way that endangers them and us.  That’s what they are supposed to get.

    These people are finding “peace” at the expense of animals.  So no, I won’t “let them” free of criticism.  

    Also, in no universe can you pet a conscious tiger without the risk of getting mauled.  Js.

    What happened to tumblr; place to look at cats, procrastinate, and respect peoples opinions and educate them in a respectful manner? And hey I’m sure there are other places where you can find tranquility with animals that aren’t harmed this one place can’t be the ONLY place in the world, also if a dog can raise a cow I can cuddle a tiger

    No.  Don’t do the “what’s wrong with tumblr!” excuse, it’s dismissive and diverting.  Real people are on tumblr, with real opinions and educations on topics, it’s not this separate entity free of criticism.  Tiger Temple is a place of animal abuse.  And I will not respect the opinions of people that support animal abuse. Interacting directly with big cats and other lethal animals is unethical and irresponsible.  You want to interact with an animal one on one, choose one that can’t kill you or wont be punished for doing so, or choose an actual domestic animal.

    Here are some sources on Tiger Temple

    And here are some sources on cub petting:

    • Big Cat Rescue details why cub petting is inhumane and leads to many cub mortalities.
    • Believe it or not, petting cubs can contribute to canned hunts.
    • Video by Big Cat Rescue talking about the cruelty of cub petting while showing legitimate cases of cruelty and a painful look at the lives they live.
    • Lions, Tigers, and Bears Sanctuary on cub petting

    It isn’t anyone’s right to pet a tiger cub.  Certified zoological staff at reputable facilities can interact with tiger cubs if their health is at stake, and they always pull all contact when the cubs are old enough to take care of themselves, because that is the responsible thing to do.  That is the only time I’m okay with people touching big cat cubs outside of veterinary procedures.

    Please understand that this is abuse, not a spiritual experience or connection, and I am trying to bring awareness to that.

    Bcr is a pack of assholes and ate known for it so you probably want better sources

    Hi.  I was involved with them for over a year as an intern and volunteer, please enlighten me.

    Hello, yes, asshole pack member here. 

    Don’t pet tiger cubs. Don’t pet tigers. Don’t pet any kind of wild animal. 

    The fact that about 60% of my job is convincing grown ass adults they have no right to pet tigers is seriously really a sad statement about the state of the world.

    Feeling so entitled that you need to support somewhere like this with awful practices just so you can feel “at one” with nature is so ass backwards. Nothing about interacting with a drugged cub that’s being kept awake and away from its mother is going to help you connect with it. There is no connecting with nature here. This is pretty much the most unnatural environment for a tiger of any age. 

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  4. mistresseva-eroticaandmore:

    by Svetlin Vassilev

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  6. apprenticenecromage:

    i enjoy the simple things in life

    like recklessly spending my cash and being a disappointment to my family

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  7. Nice and easy does it: The snail approaches the green tree frog
    The snail reaches out as the frog seems happy to give the mollusc a helping head.
    Upsy daisy: The frog waits patiently as the snail clambers aboard.
    Top o' the world, ma, top o' the world: The snail sits happily on the amphibian's head.