oflivingthings:

Snow White. Bengal. Golden. White.

Are you aware of the truth about white and golden tigers?

oflivingthings:

Snow White. Bengal. Golden. White.

Are you aware of the truth about white and golden tigers?

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@2 days ago with 34351 notes
#white tigers #white tiger #inbreeding 

thottweiler:

sirblaxalot:

um

I JUST SCREAMED AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS

That’s actually a really bad position to put a rabbit in??? (on the back). So…?

(Source: poeticwaves, via chepibola)

@1 week ago with 186686 notes

hi-ka-ru:

panthxra:

hi-ka-ru:

wild 🐯

I get how petting and holding tiger cubs sounds so cool and maybe it is really cool too, but please do not support facilities that partake in cub petting wild/exotic/dangerous animals like tiger cubs. This practice is soooo detrimental to the species! Tigers are extremely endangered and irresponsible schemes like pay to play/cub petting schemes only work to contribute to their extinction. This facility probably told you that the profits go to conservation, right? Seems nice, right? Wrong. Don’t let this fool you! This is an extremely popular excuse used by pay to play schemes all over the world, and they actually do the exact opposite of aiding conservation.

Please, allow me to explain: you see, as the need for more cubs for these schemes grows, the more mothers are forcibly bred (so much breeding can lead to cancer, and, evidently, death). The people who breed the mothers take the cubs away at dangerously early ages (a few weeks old). This leads to death or illness for many cubs because they don’t have the immune system to deal with germs from the public. Those cubs that are lucky (kind of) enough to survive all of that are then taken from the facilities that allow cub petting because they are too big and dangerous to be constantly groped by the public. The cubs are then sold to rundown, roadside zoos, people to be kept in small cages in backyards, canned hunting facilities, etc. Basically, the life of a tiger in the pay to play industry, whether it be a mother, father, or cub, is really shitty.

The people who profit from these schemes don’t care about healthy bloodlines, they just want as many cubs as possible because more cubs = more $$$$$. This leads to inbred cubs. White tigers (pictured above) are inbred and suffer from many health problems; they do not live happy lives. Since most (if not all tbh) cubs in the industry are inbred (and/or are hybrids between different subspecies), they can’t even be used for conservation purposes.

Please don’t think this is a personal attack aimed towards you; I am simply trying to spread awareness about a HUGE issue that goes on all over the world. 

Here have some resources: x|x|x|x|x… there are so many more, but it would take forever to list them all. If you need more I have a tag dedicated to this wonderful practice of cub petting. If you have any questions, there are plenty of blogs that can answer them for you (including me), so don’t be afraid to ask for them if you want.

Remember, no responsible facility allows unprotected contact between its dangerous/wild animals and the general public.

it’s a 501C organization & these playtimes are solely for funding of the organization as they’re undergoing construction for new tiger cages and they live only off of donations.

the white tiger here was not inbred, it was bred from two orange tigers that carried the gene for a white tiger.

 the two tigers here are sisters born to an orange tiger with black stripes and an orange tiger with orange stripes (I forget the names of each) they’re definitely not inbred ???

all the tigers at this facility belong to a mr. stark who has had them for about fifteen years, and they are taken care of by him and several volunteer workers the contact was pretty protected and private as well… it was not at all public

Hi there! Are you aware the white and orange tiger colored are only achieved my inbreeding as it is? Of course it occurs naturally in the wild, (orange (normal) x orange (normal) color) but what happened is:

In the 1950’s a white tiger named Mohan was captured. He was the only captured white tiger, and they wanted more. What they did is inbred all his daughters and sons and now the only way to get an orange or white tiger is by inbreeding his relatives (golden x white), (white x white), so on.

This means that 99.9% of white/golden tigers are inbred (there was only one normally occurring litter ever recorded in captivity).
Many zoos or privately owned sanctuaries use these animals to sell them to places, to gain profit from an ignorant public, and often use the excuse that, “the mother abandoned it because it’s white!” That may be true, but you still shouldn’t support them because of the issues presented with white/orange tigers.

Now, since that’s unethical and causes huge health issues, this great organization for Zoo’s to certify they’re good had banned “color morphs” for tigers, deeming it an unethical practice.

Health issues include:
Club feet: http://health.kernan.org/graphics/images/en/10112.jpg Cleft Palates: http://www.catster.com/files/lazarus%20kitty%20tongue.jpg Spinal Deformities (1): http://www.questor-cp.co.uk/think/FCK1.jpg Spinal Deformities (2): http://i.imgur.com/zEq7qFY.jpg

And all white tigers suffer from an effect of the recessive coat… the optic nerve is wired to the wrong side of the brain, thus all white tigers are cross eyed, even if their eyes look normal.

How would any reputable place support or inbreed animals so that people can pet tigers? Baby tigers are extremely suspectable to sicknesses, because their immune system isn’t built up yet. Any exotic animal is probably going to have issues with health hazards like that, and that’s why part of why people ask that it never happens.

Many places claim that they “don’t often” let people touch their cubs, but quite simply it should never happen and that means reputable sources like bigcatawareness will speak out. This user is a person who has researched, and worked with big cats at a reputable, well known rescue named Big Cat Rescue.


[To avoid confusion, orange [tabby] tigers are like a midway to being a full white tiger. Both are relatives of Mohan.

Orange: technically, “golden tiger”. Related to Mohan.
White: “white tiger”. Related to Mohann.

Normal: a tiger like a normal colored bengal tiger.]

 

@3 weeks ago with 29 notes
#white tigers #later note: extremely tired #so if I made grammar mistakes I wouldn't be suprised #good night! 

"Homophobic" 

mnfrgl:

norhacane:

mnfrgl:

norhacane:

mnfrgl:

dramarising:

So I was chatting with a user on Flight Rising and she told me she was homosexual. Alright, I get it. I’m still pretty young and I was never taught about homosexual relationships so for a large portion of my life I was unaware. So when I told her I understood, I just needed to get accustomed to…

nice makin yourself the victim also this post is a train wreck also delete your blog you homophobe

I can’t tell if sarcasm but if it isn’t…

Wow! I spotted the “tumblr-user who ignores the point and calls people names to try and support a moot point!”

… Oh no, I’ve been spotted!

you dont need “time to get used to” the fact your friend is gay

you’d need time to get used to something thats terrible or weird or shocking

but guess what friend!!! gay people exist and are quite common!!! someone being gay isnt terrible or weird or shocking so why would you “need time” to get used to them?

why would who they want to fuck affect you so much. theyre not a completely different person now that they told you theyre gay

By the way, are your tags calling me homophobic or is that just for separation? Just in case: I am bisexual and proud, so no homophobia here! And yeah, sorry for being really sassy/sarcastic earlier.

Is being shocked a negative reaction? Because that’s the reaction in the context. The org author themselves stated that they have never encountered a homosexual because of where they live. (culture)
Thus they are shocked when they hit it, because it’s not the usual.

Just because [thing] isn’t the usual where they live does not make them a hater of [thing]. They haven’t even made an opinion yet of it because it’s something new and different.

A person is blind, so they cannot talk seriously about their favourite color: they’ve never experienced this. So when they can see it, they’re shocked! Does this mean they hate a color? No.

How does this relate?
A person is in the [location], so they do not encounter this orientation; they’ve never experienced this. So when they see it, they’re shocked! Does this mean they hate it? No. It’s just culture differences.

This means they are adapting to the new information that is given to them, which is perfectly human, natural, and not discriminatory in any way.

ok WHERE did op say they never encountered a gay person because of where they lived. tell me exactly where in that paragraph they said it. all they said was that they weren’t taught much about gay people in their childhood. they also never said they were shocked, for that matter.

i said op is homophobic for “needing time to adjust” to their friend being gay. as if someone being gay is a big deal that needs adjusting to.

another thing that should be addressed is that op doesnt understand that “homophobia” is used to mean a hatred of gay people, even if that hatred isnt a literal fear. they’re trying to say that one can’t be homophobic if they don’t literally fear gay people, which is obviously silly

 I’m still pretty young and I was never taught about homosexual relationships”

Okay, I made a mistake. And I freely admit that I did. But, you’re being very rude even after I apologized, even just looking at you tags and words.


# ”sorry for being really sassy/sarcastic earlier.” fuck off

Yes, because telling to fuck off for apologizing for my rash actions proves that you’re a stable, very reasonable, calm person who I should be having a discussion with in the first place.

Make no mistake, I don’t expect you to accept it the apology. That’s your choice. But telling me to fuck off? No thank you. If you continue to treat me this way, I will leave the conversation. I have better things to do than deal with someone on the internet.

Anyways:

as if someone being gay is a big deal that needs adjusting to.

This is where I disagree. You’re jumping to the conclusion of many different possible conclusions. Lets look at what they give us:

They are young, and needed to be informed of this way to live through someone else. They were introduced to it later on, and asked for time to “process” it.

Possible conclusions based off what we were given:

- User may of not personally dealt with this before, therefore needs adjusting (My org conclusion)

- User has dealt with this, but they’re still uncomfortable with the new thing they’ve learnt (which isn’t the same as being homophobic, uncomfortable =/= hate)

- User has dealt with this, but they’re against this way of life (your conclusion)

So we both could be right, when we look at the information presented and possible solutions. and they could be homophobic, but I don’t believe you have enough information/data to make that conclusion quite yet.

@1 month ago with 23 notes
#anti-homophobia #mnfrgl 

"Homophobic" 

mnfrgl:

dramarising:

So I was chatting with a user on Flight Rising and she told me she was homosexual. Alright, I get it. I’m still pretty young and I was never taught about homosexual relationships so for a large portion of my life I was unaware. So when I told her I understood, I just needed to get accustomed to…

nice makin yourself the victim also this post is a train wreck also delete your blog you homophobe

I can’t tell if sarcasm but if it isn’t…

Wow! I spotted the “tumblr-user who ignores the point and calls people names to try and support a moot point!”

… Oh no, I’ve been spotted!

@1 month ago with 23 notes
#lol they're not a homophobe for needing time to adjust #wow 

aybrotato:

people who accidentally drop things in retail stores and dont pick them up should be sent to jail

DROPS LEGOS EVERYWHERE

@1 month ago with 8 notes
#COME AT ME M8TE #buddies 

khirsahle:

So, Nightswimming is a thing that is happening on my laptop right now. This is the Patreon story of what would have happened if Billy and Teddy hadn’t been so rudely interrupted in that pool. I thought you guys might appreciate my favorite moment from it so far! (Unedited, btw. This is hot off the press.)

Read More

SCREAMS

@3 days ago with 46 notes

Anonymous said: What's your opinion on St. Augustine Wild Reserve?

bigcatawareness:

favourablefox:

bigcatawareness:

This is among the first few things I see in their photos

Bad.  Badbadbad.

They are loaded with other images of them in direct contact with their animals, and describe their white tigers as “Royal White Bengals” and the golden tabby tigers as “rare color mutations.”  There is nothing on their website that educates people on what white and golden tigers are, just pictures of them cuddling them.  I’d had to say to avoid this place, it looks like they purchase cubs too.

As a volunteer here I would encourage you to actually read the site. We do NOT breed, buy, sell or trade. But we DO bring up the issues of white tigers, cub petting and travelling exhibitors, exotic pets as well supporting conservation efforts such as this one

However you are correct we allow contact with experienced handlers, and while this old photo seems misleading we take many safety precautions so that no human nor animal is injured.

Wow I really appreciate the first hand information!  Thanks for this :] It would still be great if they didn’t do the direct contact but it sounds like they are doing other things right :]

Uh… but what about these events? I know they’re non-profit, but that doesn’t look safe.

@3 weeks ago with 15 notes
#white tigers 

leaningtowardsthelatter:

bigcatawareness:

leaningtowardsthelatter:

I got to go play with baby tigers omg I want fifty

I can understand the appeal here and why it would seem like a good idea but please do not support these kinds of petting schemes again in the future.  Cub petting is extremely cruel and exploitative, especially those that use inbred white tiger cubs.  It is far better to admire these animals from afar in facilities, such as AZA zoos, that actually contribute the money you spend to conservation unlike places like these.

Okay, actually, first, the guy running this has a huge place for these tigers. The cubs can only be presented to the public for a while and it isn’t long. All of the money raised actually DOES go to supporting wild tigers and other exotic animals. It’s called ‘Wildlife In Need’, so feel free to look them up. The tigers are completely taken care of and they’re actually not inbred. Only one mating pair is present there and they aren’t related. When the tigers are too old, he either sends them to a trusted, well-known zoo or other habitat that he knows will take care of them. DO NOT listen to the class accusations made by this person. Please.

Did you even read any of the sources this former Big Cat Rescue volunteer linked? 
All white (and golden) tigers are inbred to one male tiger named Mohan in the 1950’s. The only way in this day and age to breed a white (or golden) tiger is by taking two (always related to Mohan and his children) inbred golden/white tigers and breeding them. 

I highly suggest you visit the link about white tigers this person linked, they are highly informational and will aid you in making an educated decision.

@3 weeks ago with 32 notes
#white tigers 

"Homophobic" 

mnfrgl:

norhacane:

mnfrgl:

dramarising:

So I was chatting with a user on Flight Rising and she told me she was homosexual. Alright, I get it. I’m still pretty young and I was never taught about homosexual relationships so for a large portion of my life I was unaware. So when I told her I understood, I just needed to get accustomed to…

nice makin yourself the victim also this post is a train wreck also delete your blog you homophobe

I can’t tell if sarcasm but if it isn’t…

Wow! I spotted the “tumblr-user who ignores the point and calls people names to try and support a moot point!”

… Oh no, I’ve been spotted!

you dont need “time to get used to” the fact your friend is gay

you’d need time to get used to something thats terrible or weird or shocking

but guess what friend!!! gay people exist and are quite common!!! someone being gay isnt terrible or weird or shocking so why would you “need time” to get used to them?

why would who they want to fuck affect you so much. theyre not a completely different person now that they told you theyre gay

By the way, are your tags calling me homophobic or is that just for separation? Just in case: I am bisexual and proud, so no homophobia here! And yeah, sorry for being really sassy/sarcastic earlier.

Is being shocked a negative reaction? Because that’s the reaction in the context. The org author themselves stated that they have never encountered a homosexual because of where they live. (culture)
Thus they are shocked when they hit it, because it’s not the usual.

Just because [thing] isn’t the usual where they live does not make them a hater of [thing]. They haven’t even made an opinion yet of it because it’s something new and different.

A person is blind, so they cannot talk seriously about their favourite color: they’ve never experienced this. So when they can see it, they’re shocked! Does this mean they hate a color? No.

How does this relate?
A person is in the [location], so they do not encounter this orientation; they’ve never experienced this. So when they see it, they’re shocked! Does this mean they hate it? No. It’s just culture differences.

This means they are adapting to the new information that is given to them, which is perfectly human, natural, and not discriminatory in any way.

@1 month ago with 23 notes
#I'm an asshole when tired #culture #anti-homophobia 

http://sitka-fr.tumblr.com/post/89542706296/unsure-of-the-sadness-about-the-bears-going 

sitka-fr:

Unsure of the sadness about the bears going around. I know it was presented on the poll as a joke, being capitalized and taken as meaning BEARS BECAUSE WE CAN. But I honestly think the bears have a really neat significance!

In the tooltip it states ‘Guardian’, and in the previous year’s sprites’…

You turned my opinion of the bears upside down

claps

@1 month ago with 68 notes
#flight rising 

adriennestepter said: There's a group on instagram and they rag their huskies as "wolfdog" so it was just me utilizing hashtags.

But that is misrepresentation, and has caused serious issues all over the country.

@1 month ago with 1 note