UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE! Luca is now home from surgery. They did a spay, mass removal, and tail amputation. They took a lot off her tail which means her tail was a lot worse than we thought, both myself and the vets. They did xrays to see if the cancer had spread and if so, where and she is officially cancer free!
We do, however, have to do a few follow up visits, so she’s not out of the woods yet. There’s still a chance something could happen during the healing process that could require emergency attention.
I spoke with the investigating officer today about her and her case, I brought my vet bills, pictures, screen shots of conversations, and they will be making contact by tomorrow afternoon with the people that did this to my baby.
As I said, we’re not out of the woods yet. Please continue to share her gofundme, we still need help covering some costs for her. We want to make sure she gets the best care and treatment possible. So please don’t give up on us.
it’s world milk day pals which means ur local salty vegan is here to give u some #facts
like all mammals, cows have to give birth to produce milk, they carry their calves for nine months just like humans
there is a myth out there that says a cow only has to give birth once in order to supply us with endless milk, this is false - after giving birth dairy cows lactate for ten months, and then they get forcibly impregnated again … and again … and again …
pretty much all dairy calves are removed from their mothers within the first 24 hours of their lives, some “humane” dairy farms only give the calf an hour with its mother, claiming that it’s “less stressful” - a bunch of bullshit
to keep up with our demand for milk, these millions of dairy cows get forcibly inseminated year after year, only to have their calf ripped away each and every time! this means that we have a shitton of calves that we don’t “need” - the female ones might get to join the milking herd, but most are sent off to get slaughtered
most commercial dairy cows don’t get to go outside
a cow can live up to 20 years, but dairy cows rarely make it past 4, their bodies have been overworked, and they get sold to the meat industry
no matter how “humane” dairy products claim to be, there will always be a mother’s repeated suffering behind them - a mother who never gets to keep her babies because we feel entitled to her milk
humans lived thousands of years without milk, our bodies don’t need dairy, especially now when we can get plant milks with the same nutritional benefits for the same price
cows are amazing, clever, compassionate animals and we aren’t entitled to their milk or their lives
this is your yearly reminder that animals are not toys. they are a huge commitment. even small pets like hamsters and fish can be expensive and require a lot of work. if you’re planning to get someone a pet as a gift this holiday season, please only do so if you’re 100% sure that they are willing and able to take responsibility for the well-being of a living thing, potentially for years or even decades.
Michael Slusher worked as a vivisectionist for a prolonged number of years. He would perform experiments on a wide variety of animals and quite often struggled with the attachment he felt for them. He often tried to convince himself that the research he was doing would be valuable toward science and beneficial.
Eventually, wracked with guilt, Slusher quit, became a vegan and wrote a memoir titled, “They All Had Eyes: Confessions of a Vivisectionist.” In this book he raises awareness to the moral consequences and brutality of animal testing, something he is now staunchly against. Many people are aware of animal testing but not aware of the amount of pain and terror the animals suffer before finally dying or being killed.
In an interview, Slusher said:
“One of the reasons I wrote the book was so that I could confront my demons and hopefully slay them. It still depresses me greatly that I didn’t see what I was doing at the time.” The book contains data which shows how the practise of animal testing is outdated, cruel, and unnecessary. Part of the book’s proceeds also goes toward Triangle Chance for All, a sanctuary for rescued farm animals.