Bottlenose Dolphin

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So my boyfriend is doing an internship for an assemblyman in his state and part of his job is coming up with ideas for legislation. He was asking if I could think of anything and I jokingly mentioned banning declawing and now he’s submitted a proposal to the assemblyman’s chief of staff and everyone on the team loves it. I think it’s unlikely to ever make it to the floor but still cool that he brought it up to them and they’re considering it.

The only thing I want out of life right now is to know what mix of breeds this monster is. Weird features of his:

  • Gold eyes
  • He doesn’t shed, his hair just keeps on growing
  • His hair is curly when short but grows out straight
  • Long legs
  • Long nose
  • Brown nose (hehe, he is the opposite of a brown noser)

Lord knows what kind of inbred mess this puppy is but maybe I’ll be lucky and science will be able to tell me someday.

We’re almost positive he’s got some poodle in him, but everything about him screams terrier

Things:

  • If a dog immediately “calms down” when a prong collar is put on the dog, it’s not a good thing. Likely what is happening is the dog is shutting down, trying not to upset the owner at the risk of getting a sharp jab in the throat. It doesn’t demonstrate comfort and it makes the dog’s anxiety worse.
  • Dogs who wear shock collars 100% of the time that are also typically stressed or on-edge are probably stressed because of the e-collar and not being certain when they will be shocked next.
  • Dogs who are trained using shock collars (independently of age or previous interactions with the collar) have an increased amount of cortisol in their blood than dogs who aren’t trained using shock collars. This means that in general, they are more stressed and nervous than dogs who do not wear shock collars, particularly in the presence of their owners, however dogs trained using methods devoid of fear or pain were found to have more of the hormone oxytocin in their blood stream and exhibited fewer avoidance behaviors and calming signals in the presence of their owners.
workingwithjayne:

baddognono:

*gasp* It’s a fearful dog with a shock collar and a prong collar with a flexi leash! The horror! such stressed. much anxious.wow
Do you hate me now? do you?

But why

she looks so uncomfortable though

workingwithjayne:

baddognono:

*gasp* It’s a fearful dog with a shock collar and a prong collar with a flexi leash! The horror! such stressed. much anxious.wow

Do you hate me now? do you?

But why

she looks so uncomfortable though

animal-hearted:

shamurocks:

untitled by TonyaAnjean on Flickr.

Does anyone who whose flukes these are? Looks like Katinas and one of the babies!

It’s Taima and Malia :)

animal-hearted:

shamurocks:

untitled by TonyaAnjean on Flickr.

Does anyone who whose flukes these are? Looks like Katinas and one of the babies!

It’s Taima and Malia :)

ursusnature:

A conversation. The endangered species are getting together. They have seen the enemy and the enemy is us. #Orca #KillerWhale #Whale #PolarBear

This is photoshopped, right? Looks like Takara or Splash

ursusnature:

A conversation. The endangered species are getting together. They have seen the enemy and the enemy is us. #Orca #KillerWhale #Whale #PolarBear

This is photoshopped, right? Looks like Takara or Splash

making-a-connection:

rollback-right:

3quus:

classicalequestrian:

candyholic-2:

train-to-win:

scienceofcatastrophe:

horseminded:

classicalequestrian:

I saw that post about EZ to Spot and him being an “asshole” and decided to watch a few videos of him and his rider. And wow. Riders like this should not be allowed to be jumping these kind of courses if she can’t even jump without yelling and cropping him.

People like this make me ashamed to be a jumper tbh

She’s yanking on his face all over the place and slamming on his back and I don’t think she’s even TRYING to find her distances… honestly riders like this are the reason I’m ashamed of this sport.

I think he’s partly an asshole because of the way she rides..

I feel so bad for this pony…this girl sounds like my cat vomiting.

oh my god

What the fuck is all that yelling about
This was painful to watch tbh

tbh I’ve seen much worse. But still this isn’t acceptable.

it could also be the coach so…

^coaches don’t actually MAKE you do anything. If she was a good rider, she’d know better

(Source: youtube.com)

caong:

cetacean-captivity:

trynottodrown:

"32 Pacific White-sided dolphins were captured in 2012/2013. 8 were killed and 24 went to live-capture. " more info/source

this is what you support if you’re pro-cap


Hardly. The connection between Taiji and alliance parks is so small it’s virtually nonexistent:

Seaworld has directly purchased animals from the Taiji drive hunts before. Kamogawa Seaworld is rather infamous for its involvement with Port of Nagoya, which is in turn notorious for buying animals from Taiji on a regular basis. KSW has itself kept animals obtained from the drive hunts. If you want to be seen condemning something like drive hunts, you don’t do business deals with companies that support them.
And there’s no such thing as a something for nothing with these sorts of deals, either. Seaworld is getting Kirara, but what are KSW getting out of the deal? Funny how this deal is coming to light at a time when Seaworld’s parks are stuffed full of orca that are genetically useless to them, but would be very valuable to Kamogawa, who currently have no breeding male and a bunch of closely related animals. Port of Nagoya could really use some new blood too. I wouldn’t be surprised if a couple of SW whales ended up in Japan over the next few years.
I mean, they did Iceland to Japan whale transport just fine during the 80’s. I’m sure it’d be a piece of cake to do US to Japan transports, and all the parks win. Breeding males for Kamogawa, possibly some genetic diversity introduced for Port of Nagoya, and SW gets to offload all the spare Tilikum offspring they’ve got dotted around the US and Tenerife. The only ones that lose out are the animals, as usual. 

Just to be clear, Kamogawa Sea World and the SeaWorld’s in the Americas do not operate under the same owner. They are separate businesses who may trade and interact but they are not the same company because they have the same name.

caong:

cetacean-captivity:

trynottodrown:

"32 Pacific White-sided dolphins were captured in 2012/2013. 8 were killed and 24 went to live-capture. " more info/source

this is what you support if you’re pro-cap

Hardly.
The connection between Taiji and alliance parks is so small it’s virtually nonexistent:

Seaworld has directly purchased animals from the Taiji drive hunts before. Kamogawa Seaworld is rather infamous for its involvement with Port of Nagoya, which is in turn notorious for buying animals from Taiji on a regular basis. KSW has itself kept animals obtained from the drive hunts. If you want to be seen condemning something like drive hunts, you don’t do business deals with companies that support them.

And there’s no such thing as a something for nothing with these sorts of deals, either. Seaworld is getting Kirara, but what are KSW getting out of the deal? Funny how this deal is coming to light at a time when Seaworld’s parks are stuffed full of orca that are genetically useless to them, but would be very valuable to Kamogawa, who currently have no breeding male and a bunch of closely related animals. Port of Nagoya could really use some new blood too. I wouldn’t be surprised if a couple of SW whales ended up in Japan over the next few years.

I mean, they did Iceland to Japan whale transport just fine during the 80’s. I’m sure it’d be a piece of cake to do US to Japan transports, and all the parks win. Breeding males for Kamogawa, possibly some genetic diversity introduced for Port of Nagoya, and SW gets to offload all the spare Tilikum offspring they’ve got dotted around the US and Tenerife. The only ones that lose out are the animals, as usual. 

Just to be clear, Kamogawa Sea World and the SeaWorld’s in the Americas do not operate under the same owner. They are separate businesses who may trade and interact but they are not the same company because they have the same name.