The TRUE face of a bull in the bullfighting ring and a tender moment between the bull and an anti-bullfighting activist.
“The bull is not an aggressive animal, and the reason he is angry and attempts to charge at the matador whilst in the bullring is mainly because he has been horrendously abused for the previous two days. In fact, what spectators see is not a normal, healthy bull, but a weakened, half-blinded and mentally destroyed version, whose chances of harming his tormentors is virtually nil. The bull has wet newspapers stuffed into his ears; vaseline is rubbed into his eyes to blur his vision; cotton is stuffed up his nostrils to cut off his respiration and a needle is stuck into his genitals. Also, a strong caustic solution is rubbed onto his legs which throws him off balance. This also keeps him from lying down on the ground. In addition to this, drugs are administered to pep him up or slow him down, and strong laxatives are added to his feed to further incapacitate him. He is kept in a dark box for a couple of days before he faces the ring: the purpose of this is to disorientate him. When he is let out of the box, he runs desperately towards the light at the end of the tunnel. He thinks that at last his suffering is over and he is being set free — instead, he runs into the bullring to face his killers and a jeering mob.”
THE SOURCE: http://www.stopbullfighting.org.uk/facts.htm
This is heartbreaking. How can this still exist?
Blue Iguana (Cyclura lewisi)
Also known as the Grand Cayman Iguana, the blue iguana is a species of rock iguana endemic to the island of Grand Cayman off the coast of Cuba. Like other rock iguanas, blue iguanas spend most of their time on the ground basking in sunlit and dry areas. Blue Iguanas feed almost exclusively on plant material, but are (rarely) known to feed on small invertebrates, fungi and carrion as well. They are also noted for their excellent vision which allows them to detect shapes and motions at long distances. However, their lack of rod cells mean that they have poor vision in low-light conditions.
Blue iguanas are currently listed as endangered their decline has been linked to predation by introduced species and habitat destruction. Several zoos have taken up conservation projects to aid in their recovery.
Our second rescue from beagles who have lived their entire lives inside a research laboratory. These beagles have known nothing except the confines of metal cages. They have known no soft human touch, no warm bed, no companionship, no love. They have never been outside or sniffed a tree or grass.
Finally, after years of being poked and prodded, these beagles are FREE! ARME got the call that a facility was willing to release them to us after they had been used in several tests. We picked them up on June 8th and now they are all in loving foster homes, and one has already been adopted. (Click here too see the video).
DONT WATCH THE VIDEO IF YOU DONT ENJKOY SOBBING OMG BABIES
The video. Watch it.
“It is common for koalas to roam back to their home range afterwards and become confused to find nothing there. A worker noticed a koala had been sitting stationary in broad daylight on top of wood piles for over an hour.”
One of the saddest photos you will see this week.
oh my god.
poor baby </3