Street harassment is not a compliment.
This is Corey Cogdell. She is an Olympic champion who took home a bronze medal in Olympic shooting in 2008.
Pictured with her is one of the many, many animals she’s chosen to practice her shooting on.
No matter how people try to defend hunting for sport, it is still murder. Corey demonstrates true pyschopathic behaviour in this photograph by her lack of remorse.
I’m not going to sit here and say ‘reblog if you have a heart’ or ‘reblog to spread the message’… if just my followers can take note of this sick and inhumane picture then it’ll be good enough for me.
White lion mother Princess licks one of her six little white lions at Circus Krone in Kempten, Germany on July 17. She gave birth to the six lion cubs on July 11
by Tobias Kleinschmidt
I hope to god somebody gets them out of that circus.
This past Saturday, local fisherman spotted an orphan Pacific Walrus calf on floating ice near Barrow, Alaska. After a period of observation from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a rescue was approved and Alaska SeaLife Center staff and a local veterinarian prepared the 200lb. baby for airlift to Anchorage and transport by modified truck to ASLC in Seward.The calf is suckling readily from a bottle, feeding every three hours around the clock, and consuming nearly 1,400 calories at each feed.He is actively seeking attention from care-givers, and vocalizing when left alone. “Walrus are incredibly tactile, social animals,” said Stranding Coordinator Tim Lebling. “Walrus calves typically spend about two years with their mothers, so we have to step in to provide that substitute care and companionship.” Walrus calves almost immediately habituate to human care and therefore are not candidates for release following rehabilitation.The calf appears to be in good condition; however, Center veterinarians have identified and are addressing some health concerns while performing additional diagnostic testing to better understand his condition.
The Pacific Walrus is a candidate for Endangered Species Act protection, mainly due to the threat that loss of sea ice could have on walrus population numbers. Pacific Walrus use floating sea ice to give birth, nurse calves, avoid predators, and as a platform for feeding. By Zooborns
The scars on Oogy’s face tell a horrific story. The 7-year-old Dogo Argentino is missing an ear and his misshaped head is held together with scar tissue. At just 4 months old Oogy was used as bait in a dog-fighting ring. It’s believed that the puppy was kicked, beaten and starved before being left for dead in a cage.
Via a slew of surgeries, the staff at the Ardmore Animal Hospital outside Philadelphia helped the sweet-natured pup survive and find his way into the home of Levin, who has penned the new book Oogy, which profiles the dog’s amazing journey back from the brink of death.
The day in 2002 when Levin, an attorney, and his then 12-year-old twin boys first met Oogy was one of the saddest – and, ultimately, happiest – of their lives. The trio had made the difficult decision to euthanize their beloved cat, Buzzy, who was terminally ill. As the black and white feline drifted away from the Levin family at the animal hospital, a small puppy eager for a walk wiggled his way in.
Tugging on a leash held by a hospital staffer, the pooch was full of licks and love despite the wounds on his face that he had suffered as a bait dog, an animal that is starved or injured and thrown into a dog-fighting ring to lure vicious attackers.
“Oogy had been lying in his cage completely unattended – that is, without food, water, medicine, any care at all – for five to seven days before he was found [by police],” Levin says. “Nobody knows how he survived. It’s absolutely a miracle. I believe that on some level he wanted to survive.”
Once Levin learned what the resilient little pup had been through and that he was homeless, he knew there was only one thing to do: take him home. Levin couldn’t have known how much the dog – whom they later named Oogy, an affectionate twist on “ugly” – would give back to his sons and wife.
“There’s something deeper about this dog that just strikes people,” says Levin. At first, neighbors were fearful of Oogy, whose muscular breed is often mistaken for the pit bull, because they assumed he was a former fighting dog.
“One woman [in our neighborhood] said, ‘Your dog scared me so much I stopped jogging by your property,’ ” Levin recalls. “Then she met him and by the end of her meeting she was on her knees kissing his face.”
Sons Dan and Noah, who are now freshmen in college, bonded with the dog on a different level since all three of them shared a unique bond: they were adopted. “Oogy’s known as the third twin in our house,” their dad says. “They’re inseparable.”
That Oogy was able to recover from his tragic past deeply inspired Levin and his family (“He doesn’t have a mean bone in his body,” Levin says), and he hopes that the dog’s story will inspire others.
“Early on I said to Danny and Noah, ‘You have to realize that the worst thing that ever happened to this dog is the best thing that ever happened to him,’” he says. “What we’ve learned is you can’t avoid bad things happening, you can’t let them define who you are. You have to wait and see what’s going to come out at the other end.”
I have to make it clear that what Anky does is not exclusive to her.
What she does is a training method called Rollkur, which is getting more and more popular. What Rollkur is, is it is hyperflexion of the horse’s topline muscles via excessive force in the reins. The bit…
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