Fun fact: A group of pugs is called a grumble. A grumble of pugs.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals killed more than 95 per cent of animals in its care last year at a Virginia shelter, a shocking new report states. The report, released by non-profit consumer group, claims that PETA - which is known for its outspoken stance on animal rights - were responsible for the deaths of nearly 2,000 adoptable animals last year alone. The records also show that the animal-rights organization has killed more than 27,000 animals at its headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia since 1998. Only 3,159 animals, mostly dogs and cats, were adopted in that time. Records from the Virginia Department of Agriculture obtained through public records by the Centre for Consumer Freedom show figures that are quite contrary to PETA’s mission. Records from 2011 alone state that of the 1,992 cats and dogs received, 34 were transferred, and 24 were adopted. The remaining 1,911 were put down, the report states. ‘PETA hasn’t slowed down its slaughterhouse operation,’ CCF executive director Rick Berman said. ‘It appears PETA is more concerned with funding its media and advertising antics than finding suitable homes for these dogs and cats.’ The organization also runs the website PETAkillsanimals.com, which details their claims into the organisation’s seemingly shady operations.
More than 4 million animals are killed annually at shelters across the nation, citing unsustainable cost of caring for unwanted creatures and space limitations. PETA said in an April 2011 interview with Newsweek that the ‘no-kill’ policy simply wasn’t possible. ‘We would rather offer these animals a painless death than have them tortured, starved, or sold for research,’ Daphna Nachminovitch told the magazine. However, humane societies in Nevada have successfully run ‘no-kill’ shelters. Bonney Brown, who is executive director of the Nevada Humane Society told Newsweek that with the help of more volunteers, 2007 became their first no-kill year. PETA media liaison Jane Dollinger told The Daily Caller via email that most animals that fall into the Norfolk centre’s cair are ‘somehow unadoptable.’ While she did not dispute the claims, she qualified that many animals were killed because of ‘injury, illness, age, aggression, or because no good homes exist for them.’ The report by CCF implies that laziness, and not a lack of funding or volunteers, is to blame for the death rate. The report states: ‘Despite its $37.4million budget, PETA employees make little effort to find homes for the thousands of animals they kill every year.’
Many classic horror icons and other disturbing creatures share common characteristics. Pale skin, dark, sunken eyes, elongated faces, sharp teeth, and the like. These images inspire horror and revulsion in many, and with good reason. The characteristics shared by these faces are imprinted in the human mind.
Many things frighten humans instinctively. The fear is natural, and does not need to be reinforced in order to terrify. The fears are species-wide, stemming from dark times in the past when lightning could mean the burning of your tree home, predators could be hiding in the dark, heights could make poor footing lethal, and a spider or snake bite could mean certain death.
The question you have to ask yourself is this:
What happened, deep in the hidden eras before history began, that could effect the entire human race so evenly as to give the entire species a deep, instinctual, and lasting fear of pale beings with dark, sunken eyes, razor sharp teeth, and elongated faces?
To be honest that last question frightened me more that the picture.
That question is what always catches me and makes me want to reblog this
I was thinking about this last night, and it’s not so much the features you described that frighten us. I think it’s just features that are obviously unnatural. The same way you won’t eat a berry that looks wonky. It’s still a berry, but it’s likely something is wrong with it, so you avoid eating it. It’s “instinct” as you said. We know that humans do not have sharply pointed teeth, black eyes, ect. therefore we would be naturally put off from those features. My guess is you can have the same effect from the opposite features.
It’s a shortbread tart shell with custard filling, add fruit of your choice, and brushed with an apricot glaze (has pectin, not gelatin). Fruit in this: strawberry, peach, pineapple, kiwi, blueberry, blackberry, cherry topper.
Geometric watercolor-like tattoos by Russian based artist Sasha Unisex
these are always cool but i feel like they won’t look that good after two years or so
they age as any tattoo does, you just have to keep up with them and pay out to get them touched up every couple of years. it’s the same with any piece. :)
When I need to reach the word count.
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You (Cover) - Fleet Foxes
This might be the ”walking down the aisle” song for our wedding.
Australian model Meaghan Kausman did a photo shoot wearing Fella Swim, with an extremely passionate and talented underwater photographer, Pip, When Kausman found that the images had been photo shopped she posted this on her instagram: “Her photos are magical; they capture women in water and celebrate their beauty.”
But the fairy-tale quality of the images didn’t keep Kausman’s body from being tucked and tightened. The model wrote that she was “extremely shocked” to see that the company had posted heavily Photoshopped versions of the photos on its Instagram page.
“They had drastically altered my body, thinning out my stomach and thighs in an attempt to box me into the cultural ideal of beauty,” continued Kausman. “Above is their version, below is the real version. My body is a size 8, not a size 4. That’s my body!”
So hey, it turns out that Gillian Anderson dressed up like Morticia Addams was something we all needed in our lives.
Japanese child actress Mana Ashida (little Mako) was embarrassed that she couldn’t pronounce Guillermo Del Toro’s name so he gave her special permission to call him “Totoro-san” instead.
My Neighbor Guillermo Del Toro.
Post nap selfie. I can’t get over how skinny my face is getting #uc #spoonieselfiesaturday #prednisone #lovingmyself